In depth …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth – You can live somewhere a long time and still find hidden places near to home that you never knew existed. It is my constant challenge – the good lady likes to walk and I am happy to join her except I don’t like to cover the same ground too often.  Consequently OS Landranger Map 87, Hexham & Haltwhistle is a well-thumbed reference.

On Sunday, Magical Mystery Tours Inc headed for the Military Road to discover the delights of Black Carts, Green Carts, Low Teppermoor and Sharpley – no, I had never heard of them before either. In truth, there was not much to discover ‘just’ a wild open landscape, a lot of sheep, snow and ice, all north of the Roman Wall. At Sharpley we were joined by an extremely friendly collie for a mile or so (yes, another) who, on reaching the main road obediently turned for home – remarkable.

Three images that contrive to demonstrate depth: the first relating to the depth of snow; the second to depth of vision – just what happens to that road as it abruptly disappears; the third to the depth of water – is that a lake a pond or a puddle.

Drift ... Road to nowhere ...
Lake pond or puddle ...


Unconnected with this challenge – we also met a friendly sheep at Sharpley – he or she is here.

And by popular demand, here she is 🙂

Friendly face ...


  1. M-R · February 3, 2015

    And I love ’em all ! You’re really a crash-hot photog., Robin !

  2. Osyth · February 3, 2015

    Great pictures but your friend is my favourite … lovely lady 😉

    • northumbrianlight · February 3, 2015

      Mine too – she was in a small field adjacent to the farmhouse and came running over to see us. It may be a pet. I will have to include her on the post.

  3. ilargia64 · February 3, 2015

    I really liked your photos and how you processed them!!!!
    BTW: the sheep is really cool!!! She/him should have a place in your blog as well!!! 🙂 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · February 3, 2015

      Many thanks – watch this space – the sheep will soon make a guest appearance 🙂

  4. Cate Franklyn · February 3, 2015

    Love the effects on these images!

    • northumbrianlight · February 3, 2015

      Many thanks Cate – all done with OnOne Perfect B&W and Perfect Effects.

      • Cate Franklyn · February 3, 2015

        I’ll have to give this a try.

  5. LaVagabonde · February 3, 2015

    That sheep is so cute. I understand the need to find new trails, or even just detours from the well-worn ones. Awesome photos of a wintry land. Love the processing on these, too.

    • northumbrianlight · February 3, 2015

      Many thanks Julie – I have set a walks standard that I am having to maintain – this morning we went to where the North & South Tynes meet (on the north bank) – not very inspiring photographically but a significant location in Northumberland. The sheep will appear here soon, by popular demand 🙂

  6. kiwiskan · February 3, 2015

    great photographs

  7. sustainabilitea · February 4, 2015

    Enjoyed those choices. 🙂


  8. socialbridge · February 4, 2015

    Robin, what a coincidence! I was only pondering yesterday about the art of capturing ones everyday world; seeing places we think we know through new eyes. You’ve certainly inspired here. Thanks!

    • northumbrianlight · February 4, 2015

      Glad to be of service Jean 🙂 I don’t think that frozen pond was deep enough for you and maybe needed to be a degree or two warmer 🙂

      • socialbridge · February 4, 2015

        Do you hear the loud chuckle echoes across at you?

      • northumbrianlight · February 4, 2015

        I can and it has a lovely Irish lilt 🙂

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