Club Walk No 3, South Beach, Blyth - Tuesday 16th June 2015.


On Tuesday 16th June, seventeen members turned up at South Beach, Blyth for walk number three on the
Summer Programme. Aim of the evening was for members to look for images as we made our way from
the old Coastal Searchlight Battery buildings to the South Harbour. The newly painted beach huts were
the first subjects to be photographed and the outgoing tide soon had members spread out along the beach
as the wooden groynes, coal patterns & reflections in the wet sand, dog walkers and some hardy souls body
boarding in the sea were recorded.
Several members had responded to the request to bring their ten stop filters and soon techniques were
being demonstrated and questions answered as the results of the long exposure images were viewed.
Slightly overcast conditions were ideal for this genre of photography. Moving along the beach some of
the group walked out on the South Pier whilst others photographed under and through it, looking for texture
and detail in the solid wooden structure.
Another session of long exposures using the neutral density filters took place from rocks at the entrance to
the river Blyth with the movement of the water and clouds in the sky turned into a motion blur effect.

Exploring the South Harbour area, nets, buoys, ropes and lobster pots were photographed and the colourful
reflections in the water and boats in the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club marina caught the eye.
Soon it was time to return and a slow walk back to the car park rounded off a good practical evening.