I have just returned from a four day visit to the dramatic Northumberland coast staying in a really comfortable cottage within striking distance of Bamburgh Castle. During my stay I visited a variety of locations where photographic opportunities were plentiful in particular Spittals Beach at Berwick upon Tweed, Craster and a really impressive small bay just south of the town known as Black Hole and the coastline around the village of Beadnall.

I used the visit to get to grips with a newly purchased Fuji X-T20 camera. This was my first attempt at using a mirrorless camera and although I only had one lens with me – an XF 18-55mm f2.8 to F4 zoom lens I was really pleased with the results although I was somewhat limited by the lack of reach in some of the areas I explored. My trusty Canon 5D Mk3 performed as expected and I was pleased with the results of some long exposures I made at Roughtin Linn Waterfall.

All in all a really successful visit to Northumberland and I look forward to returning to the area sometime in the future.