Bamburgh Castle from Seahouses
Everything about the Northumberland Coast in the winter screams wild – the sea, the amazing light, the haunting beautiful coastline and of course the castles. Wandering along the harbour at Seahouses all these elements came together for a glorious end to the first day of 2017. Despite the sunshine the day was deceptively chilly. The wind was blowing hard from the North East and the waves were rolling in towards the beach in quick succession. Behind the harbour wall we luxuriated in the sunshine, sheltered from the worst of the wind by the tall concrete structure. A flock of Eider ducks drifted aimlessly around in the calm harbour waters, the males resplendent in their striking black and white plumage accentuated with a characteristic green patch at the nape of their necks.
Looking beyond the harbour walls the Farne islands are clearly visible offshore, rocky wildlife havens in a tumultuous sea of white. The sinking sun throws gorgeous shafts of light northwards across the beach illuminating Bamburgh Castle and the coastline beyond.
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon 24 – 70mm F2.8
Settings: F6.3 at 1/125 second, handheld
Grid Ref: NU 21902 32219
Inspiration: the amazing winter light
Date shot: 01/01/2017