The magic, beauty and spirit of the Farnes

I decided to skip Skomer Island and try the Farnes this year. A weekend was finally made available, so after a 3am start, and epic four hour journey, I was greeted with severe swell and cancelled boat trips. However, I endured and managed a few hours on both Inner Farne and Staple Island the following day. This is a glimpse into what I saw:

 With this photograph, I've decided to leave it faithful to the raw file. The 400mm f2.8 giving me the space, isolation, dreamy look to my image that I, well... dream of I guess. 

With this photograph, I've decided to leave it faithful to the raw file. The 400mm f2.8 giving me the space, isolation, dreamy look to my image that I, well... dream of I guess. 

 These are two friends I made whilst the sea was unleashing its rage on the Islands. A little bit of bribery and a fisheye helped me to create this down at the harbour.

These are two friends I made whilst the sea was unleashing its rage on the Islands. A little bit of bribery and a fisheye helped me to create this down at the harbour.

 A low angle shot of a Tern

A low angle shot of a Tern

  The cliff edges can be quite a harsh place to raise the next generation and I hoped to capture a photograph that gave a sense of this. There will be a blog dedicated to this species at some point.

 The cliff edges can be quite a harsh place to raise the next generation and I hoped to capture a photograph that gave a sense of this. There will be a blog dedicated to this species at some point.

 Taken using at 800mm to compress space and highlight the populous colonies.

Taken using at 800mm to compress space and highlight the populous colonies.

 We should all strive to wait for the right light and a moment of serendipity before creating.

We should all strive to wait for the right light and a moment of serendipity before creating.

 And lastly, why not try something different. For me, learning landscape photography has been like discovering photography all over again. Perhaps that is the way we can all keep growing, and most importantly, enjoying this gift and passion for photography we all share. 

And lastly, why not try something different. For me, learning landscape photography has been like discovering photography all over again. Perhaps that is the way we can all keep growing, and most importantly, enjoying this gift and passion for photography we all share. 

Sandwell RSPB

Taking advantage of the early morning atmosphere...