January 2018 to present day - Angelpeak Photography by Tony Meikle Photographer Alnwick Northumberland UK

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Various photo happenings and a few thoughts along the way.

Early Summer 2018
Summer light
Glanton Show 2018

April/May 2018

After the seemingly very long winter, with snow at some point each month for six months, it has been very pleasant to welcome the Spring again.

There have been a number of warm sunny days in May and the blossom on the trees has been exceptionally impressive, much to the delight of the pollinators who have probably had a bit of a tough time during the winter cold. Hopefully a good crop of apples will result.

Very pleased to see one of my photos being used locally on the front cover of this year's Glanton Show programme.













Cameras: Left Nikon D800 with 70 - 200 mm f 2.8 VR lens.
Above and beneath: Lumix LX100.

Summer blooms
February/March 2018
Blue Tit in Winter
Daffodils in the snow

It seems to have been a long winter this year with periods of snow in each of the last five months. Last time we had snow on this scale was in 2010. So much for global warming!

It is amazing how resilient nature is: the daffodils were buried under two feet of snow, but emerged a week or so later, a bit bent and shocked, but went onto flourish undeterred, despite fresh snowfall! The birds were also sorely stretched by the harsh conditions but somehow survived.

Cameras: above and left Nikon D800 with 70 - 200 mm f 2.8 VR lens. Beneath Nikon D700 with 50 mm lens.

Glanton snow

January 2018
The Dancing Trees. Coquetdale winter.
Winter in Coquetdale - it's tough being a sheep in this climate!   I have been taking pictures of this particular group of Larch trees for well over a decade. Sadly, they have reduced in recent years from nine trees to four. A black and white shot that I took a dozen or so years ago became 'Photo of the Week' in one of the then popular ephoto zines on the net. Camera: Lumix LX100.
Coquetdale Winter. Alnham.
Coquetdale in Winter. The village of Alnham in January.   Camera: Lumix LX100.
Alndale in January
Appalachian folk dancer

Above: Winter comes to Coquetdale in Northumberland.
Camera: Lumix LX100




January 2018


January, when the weather is not at its best and everyone is recovering from the Christmas break and all its excesses, is probably a good time to sit down quietly and go back over a few of the photos taken over previous years. An interesting fact about photography is that, although a photo does not change, your attitude to a particular shot can change considerably, especially in the light of new experiences and learning. An ordinary shot can often, with a little graphic imagination and manipulation, be turned into something quite different and pleasing.


The picture on the left of a traditional country clog dancer from the Appalachians in North Carolina performing at Alnwick Music Festival a year or two ago, is one that I particularly like. The original shot was nothing special, but with cropping and layering with special effects, now freely available online, something quite different emerges.


Picture edited with Adobe Photoshop and Pixlr.



Original photo taken with a Nikon D800 with 70 – 200 mm f2.8 VR lens.
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