Part 1 HERE More History Stuff. The Guildhall was used by the Freemen of Newcastle. The origins of the Freemen are obscure, but the modern view is the possibility that the origins are partly Anglo-Saxon but also partly British and partly Roman. There were, broadly speaking three classes of people – nobles, free men and slaves. The… Continue Reading
Part 1 HERE We emerged from the underground museum to a gorgeous sunny day, so went and had coffee sitting outside of the cafe. The lion’s mound loomed above us, and a couple of times we looked at the (225!!) steps and contemplated getting to the top and decided against it! (crapola picture here as… Continue Reading
This is the last day of Crystal Ball month. I worked today so thought I’d end up doing a fetchingly creative night shot, but the universe gifted me an amazing sunset. Didn’t have time to get to high ground, so made the best of it in the upstairs bedrooms and my garden. This is a… Continue Reading
Yesterday morning I got up at 6am, packed my bags and went off to Newcastle railway station where I met my friend (and boss) Brenda to go to a product launch in Manchester. It was due to start with lunch at 12 midday and to get there on time we were catching the 9.43am to… Continue Reading
This afternoon I went for a walk on Cleadon Hills, hadn’t been there before, but thought I might catch the sunset as it’s high up. I managed to park in the wrong place and ended up walking up a really steep muddy hill to get to the top, as opposed to the gentle incline I… Continue Reading
Skye has had a better day today, we are on an emotional rollercoaster with her at the minute, she’s been eating, pooping, and is a bit more awake today. However she’s now living on the kitchen work benches and follows me about the kitchen tops getting in the way when I’m trying to cook, or… Continue Reading
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore
The meaning of colours 5~Blue Blue has more complex and contradictory meanings than any other color. These can be easily explained by pinpointing by the specific shade of blue. Bright blue: cleanliness, strength, dependability, coolness (The origin of these meanings arise from the qualities of the ocean and inland waters, most of which are more… Continue Reading
Well I struggled with this one, took lots of shots and different exposures and tried to use the HDR programme, but nothing looked right. So have used a RAW shot and faffed the heck out of it in lightroom & NikFX processing software. I was wanting to show the carpet of buttercups now surrounding my… Continue Reading
Last night we had a sunset spectacular, so firstly this is a different tree, my old Eucalyptus which has followed me from Mum’s garden, to my house in Hemel Hempstead, potted and put on the balcony at my flat in South Shields, then to the back garden of my home here, and then to the… Continue Reading
I was home a bit earlier this evening, and the sky had some lovely golden tones, so I thought I’d do an evening shot instead of a silhouette in case my sunsets were boring! As always at this time of day, I had my trusty tripod, and took bracketed shots which I processed in Aurora… Continue Reading
Late home from work again tonight and homework to do too. Sunset time was at 9pm so I got out there for 8.45pm and found a moon in the sky, the tree was trying to catch it as it went sailing by.
There may be more of the tree at sunset, when I’m late home from work.
Not too bad a day at work, but rain rain rain, and dull grey skies, and no photographic opportunities. Had more work to do at home and then just as I picked up my camera I noticed an orange glow coming through the window and BOOF! a bonkers sunset! Skye & I sat and watched… Continue Reading
It’s been a little while since I wrote a Fraggle report, not since Christmas I think, but apart from my ongoing 366 project I’m still taking shots of the cat and the sunsets :). Work has been busy with lots of places to drive to and lots of clients to see, but no chance to… Continue Reading