Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

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:

One shotTwo ways

(click on the images to enlarge – particularly the second)


  1. Brian Hughes · August 11, 2013

    I like cornfields. They make me want to wander into them and fall asleep gazing at the sky.

  2. janalinesmalman · August 11, 2013

    Definitely a breathtaking landscape! Beautiful photos!

    • northumbrianlight · August 12, 2013

      Many thanks – the walk up the hill is the perfect cardiac stress test 🙂

  3. greenmackenzie · August 11, 2013

    Lovely landscapes, and they work perfectly in either direction. There is something wonderfully eternal about corn fields, and these are no exception. Beautiful 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · August 12, 2013

      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.

      • greenmackenzie · August 12, 2013

        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 🙂

  4. jaime perez · August 11, 2013

    Wow, What a texture! Amazin B&W photos, congrats!

  5. LaVagabonde · August 11, 2013

    I can hear the sound of that grass (wheat?) rustling in the wind.

  6. mithriluna · August 12, 2013


  7. Lynne Revette Butler · August 12, 2013

    very evocative in B & W

    • northumbrianlight · August 12, 2013

      Thanks Lynne – I have convinced myself it is barley so it fits neatly with Sting’s lyrics 🙂

      • Lynne Revette Butler · August 12, 2013

        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.

      • northumbrianlight · August 12, 2013

        There is something in the pace and construction of that song that touches many people – one of Mr Sumner’s finest.

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  9. Tish Farrell · August 12, 2013

    Simply splendid, Robin

  10. Tina Schell · August 13, 2013

    These are beautiful shots. Would love to see them in color also.

    • northumbrianlight · August 14, 2013

      Many thanks Tina – I will do a colour version of the post some time soon.

  11. Malin H · August 14, 2013

    Just love these…
    Very nice b&w.

  12. The Guat · August 14, 2013

    Very nice shot. Love the black and white … adds something special to it

    • northumbrianlight · August 15, 2013

      Many thanks – I agree, it adds drama which simply isn’t there in the original

  13. restlessjo · August 15, 2013

    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 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · August 15, 2013

      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 🙂

  14. littledogslaughed · September 3, 2013

    Lovely, lovely shots–particularly the top one with those amazing clouds!

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