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General Category => General Photography => Topic started by: DigiDiva on September 25, 2013, 10:55:44 PM

Title: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: DigiDiva on September 25, 2013, 10:55:44 PM
Im going up to the Northumberland Coast in England at the weekend, and hope to get some lovely shots on and around Holy Island/Lindisfarne. Does anyone know where the upturned boats are that are often photographed? On the island or mainland?
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: ABERS on September 26, 2013, 07:49:26 AM
A variety of upturned boats that are now sheds can be found on the island around the harbour, some are in a wonderful state of disrepair!

The four that are most photographed are in a line at the rear of the castle.  If I remember rightly you need to be there before noon since the light disappears behind the castle during the afternoon, and of course getting onto the island is dependant on the times of the tides (check before you go).

The coast from Alnmouth up to Berwick is one of our favourite areas and I think Holy Island is a gem of a place, even thought it's been photographed to death. Have a great time, I'm sure you will. :tup:
You're lucky to have it all on your doorstep.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2396/1696512469_0bed03e34e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cronjie/1696512469/)
LINDISFARNE SHEDS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cronjie/1696512469/) by abers (http://www.flickr.com/people/cronjie/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Reinardina on September 26, 2013, 12:29:06 PM
Im going up to the Northumberland Coast in England at the weekend, and hope to get some lovely shots on and around Holy Island/Lindisfarne. Does anyone know where the upturned boats are that are often photographed? On the island or mainland?

Have a good weekend, with hopefully great weather!
(And show the results when you are back.)
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: ABERS on September 26, 2013, 01:06:56 PM
This could prove useful

http://orawww.northumberland.gov.uk/www2/holyisland/holyisland.asp
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: DigiDiva on September 26, 2013, 10:00:18 PM
Thanks Abers/Reinardina. Abers, I am very lucky, but I haven't taken advantage of it until now. Hubby is away for the weekend so thought I would go up the coast on my own. I have checked the tide times and they are perfect for a sunset on Saturday evening and a sunrise on Sunday morning. Me, my camera,my kindle, laptop and a bottle of wine! What more do I need?
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Oldboy on September 26, 2013, 10:22:32 PM
Thanks Abers/Reinardina. Abers, I am very lucky, but I haven't taken advantage of it until now. Hubby is away for the weekend so thought I would go up the coast on my own. I have checked the tide times and they are perfect for a sunset on Saturday evening and a sunrise on Sunday morning. Me, my camera,my kindle, laptop and a bottle of wine! What more do I need?

Err.....A glass for the wine!  :tup:
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: anglefire on September 26, 2013, 10:38:44 PM
That's just ostentatious - a glass AND a bottle  :legit:
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: DigiDiva on September 27, 2013, 08:56:54 AM
I usually use the little plastic cup from the bathroom in my hotel room..is that cheap and shameful???
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Reinardina on September 27, 2013, 09:51:29 AM
I usually use the little plastic cup from the bathroom in my hotel room..is that cheap and shameful???

It is! Wine doesn't taste right from plastic bathroom cup.

All hotels I stay in, have a variety of proper glasses in the room, in the hope you'll drink the stuff from the mini bar, or the bottle of wine that is temptingly left in the room.

If that is not the case, I think it would not burden you down overmuch if you brought a proper glass as well as your camera equipment. It would definitely improve your enjoyment.

But, what ever you do, have a great time!
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Graham on September 27, 2013, 02:07:52 PM
I usually use the little plastic cup from the bathroom in my hotel room..is that cheap and shameful???

It is! Wine doesn't taste right from plastic bathroom cup.

All hotels I stay in, have a variety of proper glasses in the room, in the hope you'll drink the stuff from the mini bar, or the bottle of wine that is temptingly left in the room.

If that is not the case, I think it would not burden you down overmuch if you brought a proper glass as well as your camera equipment. It would definitely improve your enjoyment.

But, what ever you do, have a great time!

    I find wine is at it's best when drunk straight from the bottle, preferably in a public park or similar, whilst shouting at pigeons.  :beer: :dance:
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: donoreo on September 27, 2013, 02:21:10 PM

I usually use the little plastic cup from the bathroom in my hotel room..is that cheap and shameful???

It is! Wine doesn't taste right from plastic bathroom cup.

All hotels I stay in, have a variety of proper glasses in the room, in the hope you'll drink the stuff from the mini bar, or the bottle of wine that is temptingly left in the room.

If that is not the case, I think it would not burden you down overmuch if you brought a proper glass as well as your camera equipment. It would definitely improve your enjoyment.

But, what ever you do, have a great time!

    I find wine is at it's best when drunk straight from the bottle, preferably in a public park or similar, whilst shouting at pigeons.  :beer: :dance:
i was going to say right from the bottle if there are only plastic cups :).
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Reinardina on September 27, 2013, 04:53:43 PM

I usually use the little plastic cup from the bathroom in my hotel room..is that cheap and shameful???

It is! Wine doesn't taste right from plastic bathroom cup.

All hotels I stay in, have a variety of proper glasses in the room, in the hope you'll drink the stuff from the mini bar, or the bottle of wine that is temptingly left in the room.

If that is not the case, I think it would not burden you down overmuch if you brought a proper glass as well as your camera equipment. It would definitely improve your enjoyment.

But, what ever you do, have a great time!

    I find wine is at it's best when drunk straight from the bottle, preferably in a public park or similar, whilst shouting at pigeons.  :beer: :dance:
i was going to say right from the bottle if there are only plastic cups :).

How barbaric you boys are!

If it can't be drunk properly, it should not be drunk at all!
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: ABERS on September 27, 2013, 06:14:57 PM
I find wine is at it's best when drunk straight from the bottle, preferably in a public park or similar, whilst shouting at pigeons.  :beer: :dance:

And then when I wake up in the late evening I always find that I've spilt a lot down my trousers as well, and it takes on a different aroma. :-\ :doh:
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: DigiDiva on September 27, 2013, 07:38:30 PM
Listen to you lot, dissing my mini adventure! haha (dissing...is that the right urban word)???? Actually it's only a cheap and cheerful B&B I am staying in. In a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere! I'm really excited. I Will take a nice glass, will have some out the glass, some out the bottle and some lying on the lawn, then I have done everything you all recommend! Hope you all have as fab a weekend as Im planning.
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Reinardina on September 27, 2013, 08:09:19 PM
Listen to you lot, dissing my mini adventure! haha (dissing...is that the right urban word)???? Actually it's only a cheap and cheerful B&B I am staying in. In a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere! I'm really excited. I Will take a nice glass, will have some out the glass, some out the bottle and some lying on the lawn, then I have done everything you all recommend! Hope you all have as fab a weekend as Im planning.

Don't forget to shout at the pigeons. (Or maybe seagulls in this case.)
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: DigiDiva on September 29, 2013, 12:05:17 PM
Well, I'm back - had a lovely time. Stayed on Holy Island until sunset then was back over again for sunrise. I was so lucky with the tides. My little B&B was lovely, however I did spill red wine on the carpet and I apologised most sincerely and offered to clean it but the hostess was ok about it. I took a very posh pewter goblet to drink it out of, after my scolding over the plastic cup!!! Just downloading my RAW files, then will convert to DNG ( a pain but I have no choice) and pick the best to PP. They looked great in camera however, on screen may be a different matter!
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Reinardina on September 29, 2013, 12:09:56 PM
Well, I'm back - had a lovely time. Stayed on Holy Island until sunset then was back over again for sunrise. I was so lucky with the tides. My little B&B was lovely, however I did spill red wine on the carpet and I apologised most sincerely and offered to clean it but the hostess was ok about it. I took a very posh pewter goblet to drink it out of, after my scolding over the plastic cup!!! Just downloading my RAW files, then will convert to DNG ( a pain but I have no choice) and pick the best to PP. They looked great in camera however, on screen may be a different matter!

It'll be a total contrast to my entry!
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: DigiDiva on September 29, 2013, 04:25:25 PM
not sure i can enter as it wasnt down my way......it was down my weekend retreat way.......
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Reinardina on September 29, 2013, 04:57:39 PM
Jinky, who set the theme, was considering an exotic down his way shot from his holiday, and South Africa is a bit further from his home than Northumberland is from yours.
Go for it, I say.
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Beaux Reflets on September 29, 2013, 05:12:46 PM
not sure i can enter as it wasnt down my way......it was down my weekend retreat way.......

Finding anything where ever you are or happen to go, is surely down your way  :tup:
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: jinky on September 29, 2013, 05:38:50 PM
That`s right folks - anything in the area you are in during the week of the comp. I will indeed be using one of my safari shots. Given that I took over 1700 pictures + a bit of video I`m not sure what I`ll be able to process by the deadline time. Thinking it `s between the black rhino on the hill that I was told I probably wouldn`t see but observed for 15 minutes or the rampant young bull elephant that we could have touched from the truck which the ranger refused to back off from as it would have challenged ever subsequent truck. We were actually too close for the 70-300 lens I had on! Neededmy wide angle but we were not allowed to move or make a sound. What a great trip!
Title: Re: Northumberland- advice please
Post by: Reinardina on September 29, 2013, 06:27:35 PM
Paul, will you have time to set the poll with all those photos to sort out?

Glad you had a good trip.

Going to post my 'down my way' shot now. I bet it's familiar to a lot of you!