Another year – another calendar

Another year – another calendar

Snowdrops in February Daffodils and River Wansbeck in April Comfrey and River Wansbeck in June These are the photos of mine that have been selected for the 2021 Morpeth calendar, though I feel two of them are rather similar. Not sure how much hope there is of the...
Sculpture curation

Sculpture curation

Ellington memorial – Ton Maley – 2009 Some of the Northumberland sculptures I photographed over the years from 2018-20 are described in this curation in prose and poetry. It was done for a curation competition for the volunteers, and won first prize of £50...
Flower power

Flower power

Not my photo, this one, but I have enjoyed writing lots of flower stories during the year, for a friendly little website in the US, with some success, culminating in a $100 grand prize win in July. The website has now moved on to combine with another, with some of my...
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...
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,...