Evenings in Durham

Evenings in Durham

A summer evening with photographers and tripods allowed into the cathedral resulted in some interior shots, and the Lumiere festival in November took us round the exterior, including across the river. The colour shot, showing the rose window, was one of 16 images...
POWER OF THE ARCH

POWER OF THE ARCH

This is another of my photos from the trip to Seaton Delaval Hall in September, and has been awarded 3rd place in the annual photography competition relating to the Heritage Open Days all over England. The theme of the competition was Power. This arch was included in...
Suffragettes and Fame

Suffragettes and Fame

Submitted Under the challenge theme of “Fame”, my story of Emily in the Park has been published on the Funnypearls website: Susan Dawson: Emily in the...
Heritage open day 2

Heritage open day 2

I couldn’t resist a second trip out with free access, this time to Cragside House gardens, enjoying a long walk to the Power House, Pump House and Archimedes screw. Pelton water wheel, on museum display, taken with a Lensbaby lens Pump House, in the distance,...
Heritage open day

Heritage open day

We chose to visit Vanburgh’s Seaton Delaval Hall as our free Open Day visit, which included a hard hat tour of the grounds with the project manager for the major renovations being carried out, and a scaffolding climb up to the roof . Built by Sir John Vanburgh,...
Every 3 seconds

Every 3 seconds

Not my image, but a photo prompt for writing from “Creative Writing Ink” website, which requires the use of a blog page for submission. https://creativewritingink.co.uk/writing-prompts Photo by Reuben Juarez on Unsplash Every 3 seconds At last; that’s...
Writing prize

Writing prize

My prize for winning a short story competition this week was a pair of cashmere hand warmers. I don’t suppose I will be writing in the cold, but useful for taking photos and needing access to the controls. Of course the main prize is having a story published,...
Alnwick steam weekend

Alnwick steam weekend

Paid a brief visit on Sunday to snap some folks in 1940s costume at the Aln valley Railway. A brand new railway station and visitor center has been constructed by volunteers on the outskirts of Alnwick from where the railway follows the original trackbed towards...