Saturday, 6 December 2014

decisions, decisions...

6th December 2014, Embleton Bay, 8am

A set of six photos from pre-dawn to sunrise this morning. Sometimes I can't decide if I like the wide view or the zoomed in.

wide view...



zoomed in...






wide view...



zoomed in...



Note the glove on the sand that had been knicked off me a few minutes before by this innocent looking face.






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Thursday, 4 December 2014

enjoying the dark

3rd December 2014, Embleton Bay, 4:30pm

We're getting used to the dark walks me and Daisy and, after a cold, bright day, we found the beach quiet and calm with the moon shining on the sea. The last colour was still in the sky.




I kept my torch off and let my eyes adjust to the dark. Soon the moon's shadows became apparent across the sand and the silver light of the moon was beautiful.



A winter walk by moonlight 
I’d rather walk by starlight
When the sun is yet to rise
When nothing stirs and all is still
But distant night-time cries
Or wander here by moonlight
When the sun has newly set
Til eyes adjust to gathering dark
No moonlight shadows yet
Winter means the dark will fall
When usually it’s day
We rush to switch on lamps and lights
To keep the dark at bay
But venture out, don’t be afraid
To feel the dark embrace
Wide-eyed seek the shadows out
Let senses set the pace.
Familiar landscapes set anew
Lie just beyond your door
Sights and sounds are waiting let
Your inner child explore



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Sunday, 30 November 2014

on seeing the sun

30th November 2014, Embleton Bay, 8am

We've had weeks of grey, claggy weather and it was lovely to see the sun rising over the sea this morning.

I know that this mild and damp, seemingly unrelenting 'no-man's-land' between bright autumn colours and crisp winter days must surely soon give way to cold and clear skies.

I never thought I'd long for the opportunity to scrape frost from my windscreen, to tramp through the snow and to see the rare, secret beauty of a frozen beach in winter. I only hope that when it comes, it comes at a weekend...

















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Sunday, 16 November 2014

rough

16th November 2014, Football Hole, 8am

A rough sea this morning and nice to see the sun (most of my dog-walks are in the dark these days)















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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Exmoors

15th November 2014, Low Newton, 10am

Phill's PhotoTrail today and we had a pleasant two hours chatting photography. these Exmoor ponies have arrived at Newton Pool recently. I gather they'll graze the reed beds and turn the pool area into a fen.














A bit out of place but I liked this rope on a boat in the boatyard too...




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Saturday, 8 November 2014

watch both ways

7th November 2014, Howick Shore, 4:30pm



Daisy had spotted something from the top of the bank above the path.


7th November 2014, Embleton Bay, 7am

A characteristically beautiful sunrise


From the top of our dune Daisy watched inland...


...until she spotted two doggy pals on the beach below.






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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

First day of winter?

5th November 2014, Newton Links, 4:30pm

It felt like the first day of winter. Properly chilly, properly empty, properly beautiful.

As the geese fly home for the winter
And the summer's green brightness is gone
And the sun rises late in the morning
With few there to witness the dawn

And with the cold comes blissful peace
No castles of sand remain
A place for those who want to be
Where peace and beauty reigns



Out to the west there was dark colour in the sky


Above us the geese honked their way across the indigo sky


The passing rain clouds reflected on the wet sand





I like the out of focus feel of this shot






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