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andrew blakey | Souter lighthouse wet plate

Souter lighthouse wet plate

a picture of souter lighthouse processed in the style of a old camera
andrew blakey | Ashness Bridge

Ashness Bridge

. This fine small bridge, striding over a fast running beck, is a perfect foreground for the view north over Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite with the mass of Skiddaw rising steeply above Keswick. Even more dramatic is the Surprise View panorama a little further up the hill overlooking Keswick and Derwentwater.
andrew blakey | Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle is a castle on the northeast coast of England, by the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland. It is a Grade I listed building
andrew blakey | Littlehaven Dunes

Littlehaven Dunes

Sunset from the dunes on Littlhaven Beach
andrew blakey | Sunset at the Groyne

Sunset at the Groyne

looking back along the pier at the heard groyne
andrew blakey | Sunset  at Steetly Pier

Sunset at Steetly Pier

looking along the beach through Steetly Pier at the sunset reflecting in the pools of water on the beach
andrew blakey | Thr Fleet at sunset

Thr Fleet at sunset

Fleet by Irene Brown is a collection of seven stainless steel collier ships in full sail set in the water of Market Dock. The brightly polished ships reflect patterns of both moving sky and water and give the impression of a fleet heading out to sea.
andrew blakey | Cleadon cornfield

Cleadon cornfield

There has been a village on the site of Cleadon for over a thousand years. Cleadon has a traditional village pond which is the remnants of an ice age lake and dates to Roman times, and an early history of South Shields suggests that there may have once been a Roman watchtower or turret on Cleadon Hills. The name of the village is derived from 'Cliffa-dun' meaning a hill with a cliff, which over years became Clevendona, Clyvedon (recorded in 1280), Clevedon, and in the 17th century Cleydon. The village was first mentioned in print in the Boldon Book, a survey of the local area completed in 1183.
andrew blakey | the sisters on Graham sands

the sisters on Graham sands

the sisters sit on graham sands breaking the waves
andrew blakey | Souter Lighthouse Sunset

Souter Lighthouse Sunset

The end of the sun for the day at souter lighthouse near whitburn
andrew blakey | St Marys Lighthouse

St Marys Lighthouse

A storm Brewing over st marys lighthouse in whitley bay
andrew blakey | Frenchmans bay

Frenchmans bay

We have a fantastic coastline in the north east with a number of small bays that are either sand or stone
andrew blakey | Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse, with its dramatic red and white hoops, is an iconic landmark on the North East coast and the first in the world to be purpose built for electricity.
andrew blakey | Penshaw Monument

Penshaw Monument

The monument was built in 1844 in honour of John George Lambton, the first Earl of Durham.The Monument stands 136 metres above sea level. It was designed to be a copy of the Theseion, the Temple of Hephaestus, in Athens. It has also been linked with the Temple of Diana at Ephesus. It is built twice the size of the original. It was designed by Newcastle architects, John and Benjamin Green and built by Thomas Pratt of Sunderland. The Monument is the best preserved model of a Doric Hexastyle temple in Britain. The Marquess of Londonderry presented Penshaw Hill as a suitable site.
andrew blakey | Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse

Souter was the first lighthouse in the world to be actually designed and built specifically to use alternating electric current, the most advanced lighthouse technology of its day. The lighthouse was a much-needed aid to navigation due to the number of wrecks on the dangerous reefs of Whitburn Steel[1] which lay directly under the water in the surrounding area. In one year alone – 1860 – there were 20 shipwrecks. This contributed to making this coastline the most dangerous in the country, with an average of around 44 shipwrecks per every mile of coastline. The lighthouse is located on Lizard Point, but takes its name from Souter Point, which is located a mile to the south. This was the intended site for the lighthouse, but it was felt that Lizard Point offered better visibility, as the cliffs there are higher, so the lighthouse was built there instead.
andrew blakey | Littlehaven low tide at south shields

Littlehaven low tide at south shields

Littlehaven low tide at south shields with the flying boat ramp visible from the world war
andrew blakey | Tynemouth rough sea

Tynemouth rough sea

a day og rough waves at tynemouth pier with the waves crashing over the pier and lighthouse
andrew blakey | Marsden Caves,South Shields

Marsden Caves,South Shields

just after sunrise on a winters morning looking though the caves beneath marsden rock
andrew blakey | Souter before sunset

Souter before sunset

Went down the coast for the sunset, liked the sky and took a few shots just before the color started to really develop
andrew blakey | Souter, Before the sunset

Souter, Before the sunset

Went down the coast for the sunset, liked the sky and took a few shots just before the color started to really develope
andrew blakey | Another world- the Wherry

Another world- the Wherry

a dull day, time for a long exposure, try and do something different on a small beach near whitburn
andrew blakey | a Stream of Clouds over marsden bay

a Stream of Clouds over marsden bay

a long exposure over marsden bay in south shields pulling the clouds over the sky of the bay
andrew blakey | Trow rocks from Graham Sands

Trow rocks from Graham Sands

Standing on graham sands watcting the waves rush in over the rocks along the beach
andrew blakey | Breaking water mono

Breaking water mono

waves crashing over rocks and leaping into the air, as they jump over
andrew blakey | Exmoor Ponies at Cleadon Mill

Exmoor Ponies at Cleadon Mill

These Exmoor ponies are based at Cleadon Hills reserve, in South Tyneside, as part of a conservation grazing scheme.
andrew blakey | Newcastle Sunset Bridges

Newcastle Sunset Bridges

Standing on the Tyne bridge looking up the river Tyne watching the sunset over the 4 bridges that go on to span the tyne
andrew blakey | Marsden Bay and Souter Point

Marsden Bay and Souter Point

Marsden Bay in South Shields made the prestigious list just months after the town was named as one of the ‘30 Best Places by the Sea’ in the country. The Times singled out Marsden, home to Marsden Rock and renowned for its seabird colonies, for having “fantastic scenery and a colourful history of smugglers, shipwrecks and ghost stories”.
andrew blakey | Reflection Beach

Reflection Beach

the reflection of marsden cliffs on the wet sand of marsden beach, south shields
andrew blakey | Sun In Marsden caves

Sun In Marsden caves

Sun flooding the caves beneath marsden on a winters morning
andrew blakey | Exmoor pony

Exmoor pony

These Exmoor ponies are based at Cleadon Hills reserve, in South Tyneside, as part of a conservation grazing scheme.
andrew blakey | Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse, with its dramatic red and white hoops, is an iconic landmark on the North East coast and the first in the world to be purpose built for electricity.
andrew blakey | Sun Breaks Marsden Rock

Sun Breaks Marsden Rock

on a January morning the sun rises and breaks from behind Marsden rock in South shields
andrew blakey | Single Exmoor Pony on Cleadon

Single Exmoor Pony on Cleadon

These Exmoor ponies are based at Cleadon Hills reserve, in South Tyneside, as part of a conservation grazing scheme.
andrew blakey | Angel View

Angel View

View of the angel from up the hill opposite
andrew blakey | Sun Awakes Roker

Sun Awakes Roker

The sun rising over roker pier at sunderland. For over a hundred years, Roker Pier & Lighthouse has protected the entrance into Sunderland's harbour with the pier, and distinctive red and grey granite hoops of the lighthouse, as one of the City's most iconic landmarks.
andrew blakey | Stomy St Mary's lighthouse

Stomy St Mary's lighthouse

Reached between the tides via a short causeway, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats. Climb the 137 steps to the top of the Lighthouse for the most spectacular views of the North East coast. If you cannot manage the steps, a video facility allows you to experience the same views, live and in colour, at ground level. Other exhibits explain the history of the Lighthouse and give an insight into the wildlife of St. Mary’s Nature Reserve.
andrew blakey | Sunrise at Roker,sunderland

Sunrise at Roker,sunderland

A winter sunrise at roker pier
andrew blakey | Cleadon Mill

Cleadon Mill

Shrouded in an air of mystery, on the highest part of Cleadon Hills, proudly sits one of our most prominent local landmarks. Built almost 200 years ago Cleadon Mill was one of over a hundred windmills in the North East of England, mostly scattered along the coast. This stone tower mill which sits 200 metres above sea level, is built from Magnesium Limestone and was built for the purpose of grinding corn, but it is believed that this was not the first windmill on this isolated spot. Following the devastation brought on by the black death in the fourteenth century a survey of the land was ordered by the then Bishop of Durham. Recordings of the survey found that bond tenants of Whitburn and Clevedon held the tenancy for a Windmill in Clevedon of which the exact location is not known. We can only assume that the current Mill was built within the original footprint as it was common for the same plot to be re-used.
andrew blakey | Angel Sunset

Angel Sunset

Sunset at the Angel of the North
andrew blakey | Blyth Beach Huts

Blyth Beach Huts

a long exposure of Blyth beach huts after sunset dragging the clouds out over the top of them
andrew blakey | Blyth Beach Huts colors

Blyth Beach Huts colors

Blyth Beach huts with a brightblue sky above then
andrew blakey | Solstice sunset

Solstice sunset

Sunset on the summer solstice down by the werry at Whitburn,south tyneside
andrew blakey | Angel Gathering

Angel Gathering

Gateshead Council's brief was simple; to create an ambitious artwork that would become a landmark of the region's character. Antony Gormley's winning design is now one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world. It is seen by more than one person every second. That's 90,000 every day or 33 million every year. With its prime location, on a panoramic hilltop by the A1, the Angel of the North has become one of the most famous artworks in the region. The sculpture was installed in February 1998 and over the last twenty years has become one of the most recognisable pieces of public art ever produced, winning many accolades and awards.
andrew blakey | four sisters on Graham sands

four sisters on Graham sands

Four Large Rocks stand as sentries,breaking the waves of the incoming tide on graham Sands, creating a great scene if the spray being fired up in every direction with each wave
andrew blakey | Standing stone, castlerigg

Standing stone, castlerigg

The stone circle at Castlerigg (alternatively Keswick Carles, Carles, Carsles, Castle-rig or Druids' Circle) is situated near Keswick in Cumbria, North West England. One of around 1,300 stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany, it was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BC, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages.
andrew blakey | Under Framwellgate Bridge

Under Framwellgate Bridge

Framwellgate Bridge is a mediaeval masonry arch bridge across the River Wear. It is a Grade I listed building
andrew blakey | Wast Water,Wasdale

Wast Water,Wasdale

the wildest of the valleys in the Lake District, is the remote and beautiful area between Gosforth in West Cumbria, past Wastwater, England's deepest lake, and up to the mountains Great Gable and Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain
andrew blakey | illgill Head and Wast Water,Wasdale

illgill Head and Wast Water,Wasdale

The panorama of the Wastwater Screes across Wastwater is one of the most famous and awe-inspiring views in England. Poet Norman Nicholson described the Screes as ‘like the inverted arches of a Gothic Cathedral’.The title Wastwater Screes applies to the scree-covered north-western fellside which plunges dramatically down into Wastwater. This also includes Illgill Head's neighbour Whin Rigg, the continuation of the ridge to the south-west. The scree slope continues beneath the lake to a depth of 79 metres (259 ft). The screes were formed as a result of ice and weathering erosion on the rocks. Geologically, Illgill Head and Whin Rigg are part of the Borrowdale Volcanic Group, typical for the southern-western area of the Lake District.
andrew blakey | Groyne Sundown

Groyne Sundown

The Heard Groyne is a pier and lighthouse that stops the sands being washed down the river off littlehaven beach whist also acting as a navigation beacon to ships
andrew blakey | Gateshead Quayside

Gateshead Quayside

n the past, the Quayside played a central part of Newcastle's industrial history and heritage, serving as a commercial dockside. Coal was also ferried down to the Quayside via the Victoria Tunnels, which are now a popular tourist attraction, while factories such as the Baltic Flour Mill and Hoults Yard pottery, which have since been transformed, flourished nearby at Gateshead Quays and Ouseburn. After much of the industry moved on, the area underwent a huge regeneration in the early 2000s, and has since become a hub of arts and culture for the North East, as well as a home to many of the region's best bars and pubs.Today, a walk along the Quayside or the Gateshead Quays will present you with spectacular views of Newcastle and Gateshead's famous bridges, including the iconic Tyne Bridge and ultra-modern Gateshead Millennium Bridge. You can also check out live music and performances at Sage Gateshead or discover the latest exhibitions at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
andrew blakey | Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse, with its dramatic red and white hoops, is an iconic landmark on the North East coast and the first in the world to be purpose built for electricity.
andrew blakey | Along the Werry

Along the Werry

sunset looking along the coast at Whitburn to souter lighthouse
andrew blakey | four sisters

four sisters

waves breaking over the four sisters on graham sands