northumberland

Lindisfarne Wreck

Lindisfarne Wreck - © willomailley.com

Lindisfarne Wreck - © willomailley.com

A reworking of the image of the boat wreck on the tiny beach at Lindisfarne (Holy Island) from last weekend. I felt the structure and shape of the boat was strong enough to use this hi-key effect on it.

Bamburgh Anew

Bamburgh Anew - © willomailley.com

Bamburgh Anew - © willomailley.com

My recent trip to Northumberland reminded me to go and take a look at some of the images I made there last year. On doing so, I rediscovered this particular image, which I always liked. I decided to re-process it and try to do something different with it. After toning the image in Lightroom and doing some basic processing in Photoshop, I added a texture layer then did some dodging and burning. I quite like the result.

Photographing The Photographer

Photographing The Photographer © willomailley.com

Photographing The Photographer © willomailley.com

It was thanks to Gavin that I got the shot of the rescue cabin at the causeway leading to Holy Island. He had spotted the potential of the shot on the way in and everything else was really a prelude to getting that shot. Consequently, I wanted to make an image of him while he was photographing the rescue cabin. A straight single exposure, it was converted to monochrome and then toned in Lightroom, with some finishing work added in PhotoShop.

Rescue Cabin, Causeway, Lindisfarne

Posted by on May 22, 2011 in Journal, Long Exposure, Photography | 2 Comments
Rescue Cabin, Causeway, Lindisfarne - © willomailley.com

Rescue Cabin, Causeway, Lindisfarne - © willomailley.com

Lindisfarne – or, Holy Island – is famous for a number of things; as a very early (635AD) centre of Christianity, courtesy of Saint Aidan; as a popular place of pilgrimage in the present day; and for it’s causeway. The causeway has been the downfall of many tourists to the little island with it’s population of less than two hundred people. The reason for this is that the causeway floods twice each day with the tide, leaving the island entirely cut off from the mainland of England. Unfortunately, not all visitors realise this. For those stranded on the causeway itself, this little rescue cabin stands resolutely perched above the encroaching waters.

This was a long exposure of 220 seconds – making the image, this amused me because during that time, a number of cars, vans, motorbikes and people walked through the shot; thankfully, because of the long exposure time, none of them showed up in the final image.

Bamburgh Castle II

Bamburgh Castle II - © willomailley.com

Bamburgh Castle II - © willomailley.com

A trip to the Northumberland Coast would not be complete without an image of the magnificent Bamburgh Castle. It was a little too early in the evening to get the light levels I really wanted and so I had to make the best of what I had at the time. Converting the image to a soft sepia, the timelessness of the Castle began to come through a little better. This was, I think accentuated by the movement in the sea and sky, with the Castle itself in sharp contrast to this.