The same place, the same time; one shot, two ways. The view is south from Beaufront Hill Head, across the Tyne Valley towards Corbridge, Slaley and beyond. This is the highest farm on the Beaufront Castle estate: Beaufront Hill Head is at 214 metres above sea level whereas our home at Beaufront Woodhead is at 167 metres. The views south from both locations are breathtaking in either landscape or portrait – particularly if you climb to Beaufront Hill Head from Sandhoe – the majority of the 217 feet ascent is completed in just a few hundred yards:
(click on the images to enlarge – particularly the second)
I like cornfields. They make me want to wander into them and fall asleep gazing at the sky.
Me too, shame this lot will soon be harvested and gone.
Definitely a breathtaking landscape! Beautiful photos!
Many thanks – the walk up the hill is the perfect cardiac stress test 🙂
Lovely landscapes, and they work perfectly in either direction. There is something wonderfully eternal about corn fields, and these are no exception. Beautiful 🙂
Thanks Seonaid, it has been a good summer for this type of shot. These last few years you would not have seen to the bottom of the field most summer days.
This is true, the summer has been so wonderful that I have almost forgotten the miserable ones we had to endure that last two years. I must go and capture some more wheat fields before they’re harvested 🙂
Wow, What a texture! Amazin B&W photos, congrats!
Many thanks and thanks for stopping by.
I can hear the sound of that grass (wheat?) rustling in the wind.
You are right it was windy which is why the grass is fuzzy in some parts of the photo. What is it…..? To be honest I am not sure but I think those are spikes of barley which fits neatly with this Geordie boy’s lyrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeKE2Z-9HVM
Many thanks for the encouragement, much appreciated.
very evocative in B & W
Thanks Lynne – I have convinced myself it is barley so it fits neatly with Sting’s lyrics 🙂
how extraordinary that, quite out of the blue, you have mentioned “fields of gold”; I have left instructions for this to be played at my funeral as it is a very special song for me.
There is something in the pace and construction of that song that touches many people – one of Mr Sumner’s finest.
Simply splendid, Robin
Many thanks Tish 🙂
These are beautiful shots. Would love to see them in color also.
Many thanks Tina – I will do a colour version of the post some time soon.
Just love these…
Very nice b&w.
Many thanks, glad you liked them.
Very nice shot. Love the black and white … adds something special to it
Many thanks – I agree, it adds drama which simply isn’t there in the original
You seem to get so much more for your money in Portrait! I find that I cannot enlarge the landscape shots in the same way to give them that wow factor. Probably just my limitations. Great shot of yours 🙂
Many thanks – yes, there is so much more scope in portrait. Landscape only works with vast wide vistas like the Namibian desert – not quite the same in Northumberland 🙂
Lovely, lovely shots–particularly the top one with those amazing clouds!
Many thanks, glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by.