Some of my most recent Photo Shoots!

This is some of the stuff I've taken on my most recent photo shoots. And a little about the story behind them. A potpourri if you like of the hows and whys and the wherefores of why I took them and what drew me to them in the first place, And for those who want to know the technical details of shutter speed, etc. etc. then you will find that here too. Whenever I can, I will also provide some local history of the shot, thrown in for good measure. Hope you like it

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Roughting Linn

Roughting Linn

I've never been here before. In fact I didn't even know it existed until a little while ago when I was talking to a local farmer who said it was worth a visit. It is a little way past Wooler and very easy to get too. That is as long as you are steady on your feet.

I though I would take a look and combine it with a trip up to Hearthope Valley. It had been a while since I went to the valley in fact almost 2 years. The last time was with Cindy Lou. Still miss her. Now it was the turn of Tess to go exploring with me.

Roughting Linn is not as big as some waterfalls but still pretty impressive. The day I was there it had been raining heavy the day before and so the stream that feeds it was in flood and so the falls really cam in to their own. I have seen a few photos that people have taken of the falls but none that features that magnificent tree with its fabulous roots.
Taken at f13
Shutter Speed 0.5
iso 100
Lens Spec 10-18mm
focal length 13mm

Down from the fells

Down from the fells

For me winter is on par with Autumn for its colour. Autumn has something special, of course, with its rich tapestry of golds and browns.

But Winter has a majestic look all of its own that transforms the woods and hills as it covers the land in a shroud of white. Everything feels so clean and fresh and if you are lucky enough to get out on the hills and fells after a fresh fall of snow then you could almost be in another world.

Of course for the hill farmer winter is no friend. Livestock still has to be tended and fed and they will tell you they lose more than one or two sheep and cattle in a particularly bad winter. I took this shot on my way down off the hills after a jaunt across the tops with Tess. It was her first winter and her first taste of deep snow. Needles to say she had a wonderful time.
Taken at f13
Shutter Speed 1/250
iso 200
Lens Spec 12-135mm
focal length 38mm