… by now these images should show hints of springtime colour but Northumberland, for the most part, remains determinedly black and white. To quote Joan Didion, we live entirely by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the “ideas” with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience. Put simply, March, and now the beginnings of April, do not fit my narrative line. I have put 498 miles on the Yamaha since January 1st and squeezed five rounds of golf between the snow showers. Every mile and every fairway I have been clobbered up to the nines with multiple layers and thermals. Enough is enough – let’s skip spring and go straight to summer:
To emphasise the point, these last two images were taken today, 1st April. I was on the way to Allendale Golf Club to take part in the first competition of the year – it soon became evident this was not a practical proposition. I turned around 😦
Many thanks Harrie
I totally hear you. This winter has been eternal. We got more snow here yesterday, too, and temps will be near freezing for at least another week. Love the images, though, especially the blue-tinted road to infinity photo.
Many thanks Julie – it’s interminable isn’t it. I shouldn’t shout too load – I was away on a three day golf tour last weekend on the Yorkshire coast. We remained dry throughout and there was sunshine on the last day. Paying for it now though – more snow forecast here as well tomorrow 🙂
I love the ‘Afternoon light’ one in particular – the bare outlines of the trees. Church architecture in Northumberland is often simple, spare and moving. I know the scene in Hexham very well. Thanks for these, and yes, better weather soon!
Many thanks for stopping by and the generous comments. I complain about the weather but it has been a photographer’s delight – less so for the biker and golfer 🙂
We’re these images in colour, I think we would still see a monochrome season….
Exactly so Sue – hard pushed to tell the original RAW colour images from the mono processed versions in some instances.
Lovely set, it has been a very long winter and as I type, yep, it’s snowing here in north Northumberland!
Many thanks and likewise just north of Hexham 😦
Enough IS enough, Robin. But I’ve just found time to look at your photos and they’re wonderful. 🙂 🙂
Indeed Jo, the weather gods have had their laugh, it’s time to move on. Glad you like the photos – the upside is that it has all been very photogenic 🙂
Some really awe-inspiring images. Many thanks for sharing & best of luck to you.
Many thanks for the generous comment, Nick