Last Week’s Shoot – Amble Harbour

Amble Harbour Entrance and Coquet Estuary at Dusk

I had a few days in Northumberland last week, and the week before, taking in Amble by the Sea, Alnwick and the lovely Simonside Hills near Rothbury, and I think there may need to be some upcoming “Last Month’s Shoot” posts as I’m only just  getting round to processing the images!  However, I’ve done a few from Amble Harbour on a day with less than favourable clouds during the day, which gave way to some nice evening light…

Stormy Skies over the Mouth of the River Coquet, Amble by the Sea, Northumberland, England
Stormy Skies over the Mouth of the River Coquet, Amble by the Sea, Northumberland, England

The heavy clouds seemed to invite a few shots with a view to black and white conversion, so I made a few images with that in mind on my first trip to the harbour, and came back later in the evening hoping for some nicer light.

Amble Harbour Entrance and Coquet Estuary at Dusk
Amble Harbour Entrance and Coquet Estuary at Dusk

The clouds had broken up a little, though there was still quite heavy cloud out over the sea, but as the sun went down some nice pink light broke through, producing a more colourful image of the harbour entrance.

Pink Clouds over an Old Breakwater in the Coquet Estuary at Dusk
Pink Clouds over an Old Breakwater in the Coquet Estuary at Dusk

The cloud shapes were also quite interesting across the estuary, and looked great in the fading light of the setting sun.

Wispy Cloud Formations at Dusk, Amble by the Sea
Wispy Cloud Formations at Dusk, Amble by the Sea

As the evening wore on, the sky above cleared out even more revealing some light wispy white clouds against an evening blue sky.

Wispy Cloud Formations at Dusk
Wispy Cloud Formations at Dusk

The “cloudscapes” proved to be my favourite images from the shoot, especially those captured with a longer lens to pick out some of the finer details.

For more images, see my Amble by the Sea set on flickr.

About marksunderland

Mark Sunderland is a landscape and travel photographer based in Yorkshire, England. He supplies licensed images through marksunderland.com - The Source for Images of Yorkshire - and also runs photography workshops in the Yorkshire Dales with Natural Light Workshops.

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