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Temperature inversion and fog - March

05/03/2011 16:01:00
by Roger Clegg
Cuddy's Crags to Housesteads Crags, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Early February saw a dramatic combination of fog and frost on Hadrian's Wall. March wasn't to be outdone......................
The fog and frost combination on Hadrian's Wall in early February had the harshness of winter with intense cold and a strong, biting wind. A few days ago the combination was much gentler with the hint of Spring in the air. This time I took pictures from Cuddy's Crags looking across to Housesteads Crags at sunrise. The morning was very calm and as the sun rose it radiated a hint of late winter warmth.

The River Tyne at Corbridge early on a late winter morning.

11/03/2011 20:55:00
by Roger Clegg
River Tyne, Corbridge, Tynedale, Northumberland
It is important to know where and when the sun rises and sets.................................

I always know where the sun rises and sets throughout the year for any location in Hadrian's Wall Country. One way to do this is to use a Sun Compass by Flight Logistics. You can use it when you are out and about and make a note of the best times to come back for the sunrise and sunset. Alternatively you can use it with an Ordnance Survey map to note the best time to visit a particular location to catch the magic of the dawn and dusk.

In this picture of the splendid River Tyne at Corbridge, Northumberland, the newly risen sun lights the underside of the bridge arches giving this picture an added dimension.

A late winter morning at Featherstone Castle, Northumberland

16/03/2011 08:57:00
by Roger Clegg
Featherstone Castle, South Tynedale, Northumberland
For some strange reason an amazing episode of English and Scottish history is largely unknown - the Border Rievers, also known as the Moss Troopers ...........

Hadrian's Wall and the Roman occupation of the Northern most counties of England is very well documented and rightly designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Hardly known outside the Scottish/English Border Country is the violent and lawless era of the Border Riever. Their reign of crime and terror lasted about 300 years until well into the seventeenth century. Cattle rustling, blackmail, looting, extortion, protection, murder, kidnapping for ransom, revenge attacks and more was rife and bloody at an unimaginable scale. We are not talking about handfulls of men - if necessary "armies" of hundreds or even thousands could be raised! The history of the Moss Troopers is far too involved for me to compress into this blog. It is the stuff of television and film, but strangely has gone unnoticed. It has given the border lands an amazing and unprecedented legacy of a huge number of defensive buildings as protection from small bastles to castles.

My part in the Eagle of the Ninth

23/03/2011 19:08:00
by Roger Clegg
Cuddy's Crags, Housesteads Crags, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
My part in the latest blockbuster "Eagle of the Ninth" I must admit was not a large part ..................................
In fact it was really rather small and the film could well have struggled on without it. There is a scenic shot of Hadrian's Wall from Cuddy's Crags looking east at Housesteads Crags on to Kennel Crags and Sewingshield Crags. In the film this shot the Roman Wall in all its glory has been added by computer generation. I love it! To see something I am passionate about presented so realistically is fantastic. What is my connection? Working with Hadrian's Wall Heritage the company seeking the best locations for the film found the above picture and decided that was the location they wanted.
As I said, not exactly pivotal to the completion of the film, but personally satisfying never the less.

My part in the Eagle of the Ninth

24/03/2011 19:07:00
by Roger Clegg
Cuddy's Crags, Housesteads Crags, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
My part in the latest blockbuster "Eagle of the Ninth" I must admit was not a large part ..................................
In fact it was really rather small and the film could well have struggled on without it. There is a scenic shot of Hadrian's Wall from Cuddy's Crags looking east at Housesteads Crags on to Kennel Crags and Sewingshield Crags. In the film this shot the Roman Wall in all its glory has been added by computer generation. I love it! To see something I am passionate about presented so realistically is fantastic. What is my connection? Working with Hadrian's Wall Heritage the company seeking the best locations for the film found the above picture and decided that was the location they wanted.
As I said, not exactly pivotal to the completion of the film, but personally satisfying never the less.

After a prolonged break it is good to be back again...................
20 October 2015

If you would like to be able to take pictures like this one from Cuddy's Crags.................
20 February 2015

Unspectacular pictures can have their place.................
01 February 2015

Perseverance is a virtue for the landscape photographer .......
09 December 2014

The changing seasons allow many different pictures of the same place,,,,
05 May 2014

So far this winter we have had one light snowfall at lower levels..........
03 March 2014

Some of the best views are not immediately obvious.........
14 January 2014

There is more to landscape photography than the grand vistas.....
14 November 2013

Autumn can generate the most amazing sunsets..............
22 October 2013

A great day out ..............
12 August 2013

Blanchland in early summer .............
20 June 2013

Some people have some great ideas..........
21 March 2013

Reminiscent of the old masters............
04 January 2013

Castlerigg Stone Circle
10 November 2012

Bullfinch family at the nest
01 March 2012

The same place twice
20 February 2012

Northumberland National Park
18 November 2011

We try to make our pictures informative as well as good to look at......
11 November 2011

A Walk in the Woods
07 November 2011

Autumn is the time to marvel in Nature's colour palette
22 October 2011

Colours at the coast
24 September 2011

An explosion of autumn colour at Allen Banks, Northumberland
12 September 2011

We are delighted to welcome a new and outstanding photographer to our website.
21 July 2011

sceNE at the Biscuit Factory 2011
24 June 2011

The South Tynedale Narrow Gauge Railway
13 June 2011

sceNE at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne.........................
01 June 2011

Spring in North Tynedale
09 May 2011

Capturing Movement
22 April 2011

Sunrise over Hexham Abbey
05 April 2011

My part in the Eagle of the Ninth
24 March 2011

My part in the Eagle of the Ninth
23 March 2011

A late winter morning at Featherstone Castle, Northumberland
16 March 2011

The River Tyne at Corbridge early on a late winter morning.
11 March 2011

Temperature inversion and fog - March
05 March 2011

Seeing the light- part two
27 February 2011

Seeing the light
18 February 2011

Relics of a bygone era.
10 February 2011

Relics of a bygone era.
09 February 2011

Temperature inversion and heavy frost on Hotbank Crags
30 January 2011

Winter spectacle
29 January 2011

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010 Competition
25 October 2010

sceNE in Northumberland National Park
29 September 2010

sceNE in Northumberland National Park
17 June 2010

One Second
13 April 2010

Patience is a Virtue
07 March 2010

Winter spectacle
30 December 2009


30 December 2009

Winter by the River
17 December 2009

Quayside Photograph commended in Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009
23 October 2009

The National Park
16 October 2009

Dunstanburgh Sunrise
24 September 2009

Newcastle Quayside
21 September 2009

Sugar Sands
19 September 2009

Bambugh
15 September 2009

Cheviots
07 September 2009

Tynemouth Pier
07 September 2009

St. Mary's Lighthouse
04 August 2009

Wide-angle Lens
17 July 2009

Low Light
14 July 2009

Coastal Sunset
10 July 2009

Hot Summer's Day
03 July 2009

A great idea
13 March 2009

How to remember your travels
11 March 2009

A great idea ...............
11 March 2009