1st/2nd September 2009
By the time we reached Lindisfarne the light was high and harsh.
I was mostly scouting for something different after a very successful set of shots taken here last March. For Jim of course it was all fresh and new.
The tide was high and this row of posts that I have often used as foreground interest in the past were now almost submerged. I tried few a minimalist shots and quite liked this one but I couldn’t quite get what I was aiming for.
We moved to the Snook for a scout around as the weather stated turning a bit more lively and ended up out on the sands near Jack Mathison’s Bank.
I spotted this rain cloud sweeping in and went for this simple composition to let the cloud itself be the star of the picture.
After the rain had passed, the light broke out again under and through the cloud and lit up the dune grass for just a few moments before the weather finally closed in for the evening.
There was nothing to do now but hope for favourable conditions in the morning.
Dawn broke bright, crisp and clear but sadly with none of the atmosphere of my last trip.
We took a few shots near the castle before wandering up into the bay to have a look around the various sheds and tackle.
I was told recently that these upturned boats, made into makeshift buildings are known as “Peggity Huts” locally.
I have always found then a fascinating subject and the progressive state of decay and rebuilding ensures that there is always something new to be seen, even on a return trip.