Monday 16 February 2015

Sage Arts Center, Gateshead 16th February 2015

I love this building, this shot taken on my phone this morning.


Egger Plant, Hexham 16th February 2015

A few photographs from a couple of days back.

The Egger plant in Hexham on an atmospheric afternoon.  If you buy chipboard in this country, chances are that it came from here.

[caption id="attachment_2974" align="alignnone" width="711"]Egger - Hexham Egger - Hexham[/caption]

Later on the same day, this misty sunset viewed from our kitchen window.

[caption id="attachment_2975" align="alignnone" width="720"]The Shire The Shire[/caption]

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Smiddy Shaw and Hishope Reservoirs 3 February 2015

After a trip to Lanchester today I made a detour on my journey home over part of the North Durham Moors near Consett.

[caption id="attachment_2968" align="alignnone" width="739"]Smiddy Shaw Reservoir Smiddy Shaw Reservoir[/caption]

When we were kids we used to picnic here and paddle in the edge of the water, I don't know about the picnicking but the paddling was banned years ago.

[caption id="attachment_2969" align="alignnone" width="740"]Hishope Reservoir Hishope Reservoir[/caption]

This shot of Hishope Reservoir just a very short distance away shows just how inhospitable these moors can be at this time of year.  A third reservoir, Waskerly, is behind me, all but hidden in the gloom.....

Sunday 1 February 2015

Re-work, Re-model.... 1 February 2015

With the withdrawal of Aperture and I-Photo due sometime this year, I have been looking at other options for processing on the Mac.  Adobe Lightroom is a possibility so I have been having a play with a trial version this evening.  Lightroom seems a bit fiddly and lacking to me but perhaps in conjunction with Intensify it may be quite interesting to use.

Tried a little re-work of this photo from 2011, seems to work...

[caption id="attachment_2965" align="alignnone" width="745"]Northumbria  2011 Northumbria 2011[/caption]