Archive for April 22nd, 2009



The Sands of Lindsfarne

The Sands of Lindsfarne

These are the sands you drive across to get out to Lindsfarne. There are signs everwhere saying not to attempt them when the tide is coming in, but ever year people do, and every year they get stranded and have to be lifted off the safty tower in the middle by helicopter. I have to say that driving across the sea bottom is an other-worldly experience…it is not just knowing that twice a day where you are standing is under many feet of water…there is just a feeling to it that has no thing to do with any rational knowing. I am certain it added to the reputation of holiness the island has always had.

As you see, the storms that were sweeping over the coast that day are momentarily elsewhere, though within sight.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F5.6 @ 1/1000th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

Relatively straightforward in Lr. I did use a graduated filter effect for the sky, and another for the foreground. Clarity and less than usual Vibrance (since the blue peeking out the sky was already almost too intense without any help from me). Landscape sharpen preset.

From Scotland.

And, while we are on the subject…