Welcome to my now monthly review of the comings and going of my photographic life and the highlights of what I’ve made over the previous month!
Well what a month a February has been…
Some fun highs and quite a lot of lows and all while extremely busy. The early part of February started out promising enough with a few hours in the dunes between Seahouses and Bamburgh in the late afternoon as the sun went down. Lots of data captured and a few good images began to emerge during the month.
On the 7th I had a fab evening meeting Paul Kenny for the first time as we joined a Light and Land workshop group for dinner which was being led by Valda Bailey and Doug Chinnery and based out of Bamburgh. It was lovely to talk to Paul and Valda through the evening and also the Light and Land clients. Sadly I missed Doug as he was feeling under the weather. I skipped away from that evening feeling great, reinvigorated and more inspired about my work and photography – how can you not with those two talents on either side of you?!
Then two days later I got the call from my cousin that his father, my last remaining uncle had passed away suddenly. That just finished off the month altogether. Other ongoing issues got worse later on and I had to refocus on work and as such photography has been rare over the last few weeks. Only twice did I pick up the camera before Ian Burton had invaded a Northumberland beach so I took my camera out for some fresh air to see what he’d been upto – it’d been quite a while since our trip to North Wales.
In what little free time I had though I got to work on a handful of images, this one below I’ve dedicated to my uncle and indeed all from that generation of Grays as he was the last of the four siblings. To me this image signifies the journey of life that we all are on always looking into the future or what is around the next corner, and in the distance the next world, like this one but distant, faded, unreachable for the moment.
February also saw me stressing out as I had my first ever Camera Club talk to deliver! Thankfully all the nerves and preparation was worth it, as I managed to not only fill the hour but managed to go over that hour by nearly 30 minutes! Lucky those members I spoke to didn’t mind and were suitably inspired by the images I brought along. Thanks for having me along Alnwick Camera Club, and being gentle on me!
So here are February’s select images…