Light & Land

Northumberland - Coast and Castles

12th - 15th Nov, 2018 - AVAILABLE

£849.00 PP / Deposit -£200.00 PP

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"Northumberland is Englands best kept coastal secret. Hidden away on the north east coast, its solitude and wide empty beaches are treasured by those 'in the know'.

There is no finer time to explore its secrets than in winter when the days are short, the sun stays low in the sky giving soft light throughout, the weather is ever changing coming in from the turbulent North Sea. Never busy, in November we will have the coast virtually to ourselves and for this short break we will use every moment of light to immerse ourselves in the delights of this place from sunrise to sunset.

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  • Tour Code NOR12
  • Included
    • Bed and Breakfast accommodation on single occupancy basis
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Doug Chinnery and Valda Bailey
  • Excluded
    • Travel to hotel
    • Insurance
    • Meals not mentioned
  • Duration 3 Night Tours
  • Exertion Moderate
Northumberland - Coast and Castles

"Northumberland is Englands best kept coastal secret. Hidden away on the north east coast, its solitude and wide empty beaches are treasured by those 'in the know'.

There is no finer time to explore its secrets than in winter when the days are short, the sun stays low in the sky giving soft light throughout, the weather is ever changing coming in from the turbulent North Sea. Never busy, in November we will have the coast virtually to ourselves and for this short break we will use every moment of light to immerse ourselves in the delights of this place from sunrise to sunset.

Locations will include the iconic (and it is truly iconic) Bamburgh Castle. Is there any other castle in the world that occupies such a perfect position for the photographer, behind Marram graced dunes, beside the widest of sandy beaches with glorious foreground rocks to fill our frames? We will photograph the ruined majesty of Dunstanburgh Castle, atop its cliffs with stunning reflective boulders wave washed in the foreground and also spend time on ancient Lindisfarne with its sculpted castle and detail filled harbour. The wide causeway, long crossed by pilgrims also makes for stunning minimalist images, the sky reflecting in the vast acres of wet sands, the skies filled with the cries of Curlew - a wild and magical place.

The days and locations will also afford opportunities to work on details. Many of the beaches hold wonderful rock formations that cry out for careful abstract details and fine macro images that will expand our compositional skills. The dunes are sometimes inhabited by semi-wild ponies too and these can make for touching images.

The tour is led by Doug Chinnery and Valda Bailey and you will have the chance to try out ICM and traditional landscape photography, or both!

Doug and Valda hope you can join them and discover the coast and castles of Northumberland for yourself. You are sure to fall in love with the place."

The Victoria Hotel

12th, 13th, 14th November for 3 nights, single occupancy.

Definitely the best photography workshop I have attended - partly my interest in the subject but also the balance Doug and Valda achieved - imparting technical knowledge, their openness to questions and their unerring enthusiasm. There was a very collegiate feel among the participants too. Muriel - February, 2017

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