Souter Lighthouse ~ March 2019

The History Bit On the coast near the village of Marsden on the outskirts of South Shields, stands the rather magnificent looking Souter Lighthouse. This lighthouse was the first in the world to be designed and built specifically to use AC (alternating electric current) and was the most technically advanced lighthouse of its day. Opening in 1871 it was described as ‘without doubt one of the most powerful lights in the world’.  Originally planned to be built on Souter Point, from where it gets its name, it ended up being built on Lizard Point which had higher cliffs and therefore better…

Day 366~366!

Yipee I made it to the end, didn’t miss a single day and am chuffed to pieces with my project.  I learned a lot along the way, about composition, slowing down, being disciplined and lots of technical bits I hadn’t bothered with before. Next year will be a different beastie, it will be a 365 as it’s not a leap year and will be tied in with my starting the ‘walk 1000 miles in 2017’ project. I’ll be using my phone and film cameras for it and it will be posted on my Fraggles Other Place blog, leaving this one…

Day 365~366

Tonight Phil came with me to photograph the bridges over the Tyne. I’ve seen loads from other people, and it probably doesn’t look any different to those, but this is mine and I’m chuffed it turned out so well.   I took a few others so here are they, The millennium bridge and The Baltic   The millennium bridge and The Sage   The Sage and my shot of the day.. ta da!  

Day 363 & 364

Another busy day yesterday as we had our 2 grandkids staying over, I got my shot but by the  time we’d got the last one in bed and had something to eat it was too late to faff on the net. Also we’ve had 2 sunny if cold days, so the first shot is of the sunlight coming in to my bathroom just before it goes down behind the houses. At this time of year the sun is very low in the sky all day, so doesn’t get above the houses at the back of where we live, but for…

Day 362~366

It’s been a busy day here today as we had family over for a festive tea, so Phil was doing tidying and I was doing cooking. No time for photo’s of my magnificent spread before it got eaten 😀 and as it’s late~ish now have just taken a shot of the globe lamp in our conservatory.  

Day 361~366

The weather tonight is even worse than when we had Storm Barbara.  This I presume is Storm Connor, which wasn’t supposed to affect us much but it is, so I am staying in the warm.  Running out of lights to shoot indoors, so made a tea~light fest of most of my candle holders.

Day 358~366

Storm Barbara started on us about 12 midday and we thought it was a bit of a poor show to start with.  Phil and I went out dropping cards off to relatives and having cups of coffee with all, and by the time we drove home we were in the thick of it, Barbara was definitely mean and feisty.  So we are home now and warm and toasty while the wind gusts about and sporadic episodes of lashing rain come and go. Definitely not a night to  venture forth with a camera, well at least not if you are a…