Sunday, 19 February 2017

Progress on new river Wear bridge, Sunderland

I missed the raising of the supporting pylon, combination of a bad cold and a horrible day!

However these two shots were taken shortly afterwards.  Look out for the heron in the foreground of the vertical format shot.



Saturday, 14 January 2017

Tidal Surge Roker

A combination of a tidal surge and strong north westerly winds led to some impressive waves crashing over the pier at Roker, Sunderland. Friday 13th January 2017.




Canon 5DII Sigma 100-300 f4

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Christmas Day, Alnmouth beach, Northumberland

We went for a walk around Alnmouth, it was very warm for the time of year, with occasional full sun, but a very strong south westerly wind blowing sand on the beach and spume from the waves.


Saturday, 24 December 2016

Marsden Bay, late December 2016

A break in the overcast winter weather allowed me to walk from Marsden to South Shields along the north east coast. There was fabulous sunshine and a deep blue sea.


Sony NEX 6 manual focus lens.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Autumn Colour in Weardale


Shittlehope Burn, which runs into the river Wear from the north at Stanhope.

There is a circular walk from Stanhope taking in the burn and, later, the great disused Ashes quarry.


It was muddy underfoot at this time of year, and you need to hop across the burn at a couple of locations, but on a bright autumn day, a magical journey.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Work progresses on new Wear Bridge, Sunderland

Work is progressing on the new road bridge over the river Wear in Sunderland. The deck is being assembled on the south bank and pushed out across the river on temporary supports. There will be a tall pylon to carry the suspension cables, but that has as yet to be installed.



Sony NEX 6 probably Zuiko 50mm f1.8

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Hadrian's Wall


The section of the wall just to the west of Housesteads is one of the most dramatic. I probably used my old Olympus 50mm f1.8 Zuiko lens for this shot, which takes in Hotbank Crags, looking east.