Looking through the images I’ve taken so far, I’ve picked a few as a sneaky peek into my road trip, part one. I had already realised that one of the lenses I’d picked up was a broken one and not the new one I’d intended to take, so some images were immediately rendered unusable. Oh well, life and photography are both big learning curves.
The best images I’m saving for the book and exhibition.
First stop, Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. I loved these two kids who were rushing to look over the the sea wall as the waves splashed up. This was a couple of days after Storm Doris and the sea was pretty wild. I watched them for a while and took a few pictures, before calling them over to give them some postcards to send back to me, and to ask if I could take a couple of close ups. They were laughing because I’d called them over by shouting, “Girls!” and it turned out one was a boy with beautiful long, curly hair.
Pure joy in such a simple activity.
I think the images below were actually taken in Tynemouth, not Whitley Bay. There was a lovely atmosphere here on a Saturday afternoon, with children playing, dogs frolicking and couples strolling arm in arm as the sun went down.
Sadly, like most other towns, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay had their share of run down buildings. On the plus side, these can be a special treat for a photographer.
On to Whitby, which was picturesque and quaint, but full of tourists and a nightmare to park.
Finally, Scarborough, where Emma and Rich, two local photographers, were kind enough to meet me and show me around. I loved the mix of Grand buildings, seascapes and art in back alleys.
Onto Part Two of my adventure tomorrow – Camera batteries charged, the good lens packed, SDHC cards emptied and ready for more memories…..