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A weekend in Newcastle

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Heather and I went to Newcastle for the Brass in Concert competition. This was the first time we had stayed in the city centre, and even though it rained a lot, it was very atmospheric. And the music was amazing. Some of the photos from this weekend are on my home page for now.

A stormy November dawn at St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay

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When I was staying with my parents I thought I’d head out early for the coast. It was a very windy morning. I took a number of photos with a long lens, whilst trying not to get blown away. Timing the photo to get the flash of light from Tynemouth Lighthouse was another challenge, but I think these photos convey a feeling for what it was like.

By the way, some of these show the actual colour of this pre-dawn light, some are ‘balanced’. Which do you think is better?

A September evening near Brixton Deverill

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Late summer is a beautiful time of year anywhere, but especially so on the Wiltshire Downs.

The Newt in Somerset

This is a new hotel and garden near Bruton and Castle Cary – https://thenewtinsomerset.com/. We visited the gardens shortly after they were open in July, and again in December, when we had lunch in the cafe.

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Summer

Winter

So which was better? Well it had to be summer. The gardens were spectacular, with so much colour. But winter was very good too, and lunch in the cafe was superb!

Wiltshire – a taste

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Wiltshire is where I live. It’s wool country – dominated by chalk downlands, and ancient history. This page is just a taster, I will be putting up more galleries looking at specific places over the coming weeks.

London in June

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These photos were taken while we were in London celebrating our sixtieth birthdays.

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