Quick trip to the wilds of Northumberland this weekend to recce a few locations there for OneLocations.com but we decided to make a weekend of it and brave the best the North Sea could throw at us!
Inspite of having spent 3 years at college in Middlesbrough, it’s the first time I’ve been there and I was blown away by the raw beauty of the place – Lindisfarne & Bamburgh Bay especially.
Bamburgh Castle has been used as a location for all manner of film productions from Ivanhoe & Mary, Queen of Scots through to Robin Hood and a recent Time Team dig, but its solitude and dignified stance on top of a rocky outcrop overlooking the North Sea is pretty stunning. Lindisfarne’s a strange place – with its religious history & significance I think I was expecting to come away feeling a bit Holy but actually it’s littered with old boats and a photographer’s paradise!
Couldn’t resist getting the iphone out and putting the Instagram app to work again! Seem to be set on the lo-fi setting which boosts the colours & contrast. Yes I know I should take the Canon but…sea, sand & hairy dogs…?!
Part of the recce was also to see Alnwick Castle – fantastic location (recently used for the first 2 Harry Potter films) and one which we’ll hope to see more of soon.
Thanks Northumberland – we’ll be back soon!