Northumberland kite flying

Following on from the previous post, this is evidence that the beach was not entirely empty.  It was a bitter March day with a stiff wind coming in off the sea – not a day for sunbathing but perfect for flying a kite.  The beloved is exiting stage right – a Geordie girl, even she has had enough of the north east’s biting cold for one day:

Kite flying

(just experimenting with soundcloud – a tribute to Wilhelm Reich, it has some vague relevance to this day)


  1. Malin H · September 4, 2013

    Love the surrealistic feeling in this. 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · September 4, 2013

      Thanks Malin – it does have that sort of feel to it and I am not sure why – maybe it is the hooded figure (straight out of Don’t Look Now 🙂 …..the beloved is better looking than that though)

      • Malin H · September 4, 2013

        It’s probably everything. The landscape, people that are small silhouettes, the hooded figure, the kite in the air… Everything. Feels like a landscape on the moon …

  2. elisaruland · September 4, 2013

    The wind can make a warm day feel cold, I can imagine how cold it must have felt by the sea in March. What a beautiful photograph, so dramatic!

    • northumbrianlight · September 5, 2013

      Many thanks – our north east wind is a particularly cold variety – straight from Siberia 🙂

  3. LaVagabonde · September 4, 2013

    Windy days on the beach…makes the ears ache just thinking about it.

    • northumbrianlight · September 5, 2013

      There is compensation – the golf club clubhouse is adjacent to the beach entrance and they sell excellent bacon sandwiches all year round 🙂

  4. Richert Manjarres · September 5, 2013

    Like kite-flying on the Moon, if it were possible. Wonderful image.

  5. janaline's world journey · September 8, 2013

    Love kite flying on the beach! Stunning photo.

  6. restlessjo · September 9, 2013

    Love the photo and I quite like Kate Bush too. I do think Sound Cloud adds to the image, and keeps people’s attention longer. 🙂

  7. Graham Stephen · September 15, 2013

    Wonderful shot with almost IR tonality. Ahh, KB’s Cloudbusting brings back memories…

    • northumbrianlight · September 16, 2013

      Many thanks Graham – I was surprised how well that image converted to b&w (using OnOne). Cloudbusting is a fantastic track which just never seems to age.

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