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Northumberland Castle Prints

By |2023-05-23T10:55:58+01:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Back to Northumberland

More prints have become available on my RedBubble store including a number from my recent Northumberland visit back in mid-April. Northumberland has always been one of my favourite English counties with its huge beaches and diverse landscape so it was nice to return to a few locations I hadn’t visited since 1992. A number of times memories would come flooding back of my last visit as a young 20-year-old photography student. What I lacked in skill using the camera back then tended to be well compensated for with a large dose of creative enthusiasm.

Timeless Moment

The photography seemed to come together nicely over the week, aided by some bright Spring skies and a little rough weather to add some mood. The image above of Dunstanburgh Castle came about during a grey and windy visit to Caster, the village that lies close to the impressive ruins of the ancient castle. The rough wave coming ashore added some extra mood and also a timeless factor to the photograph. I even waited for a number of walkers to get out of frame before shooting the photo. I didn’t want the 21st century to make an appearance.

Northumberland Prints

The RedBubble store went over the 450 designs mark recently thanks to the Northumberland trip. I’ve wanted to expand the Northumberland collection for some time and the recent images of Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh castles have added nicely to the selection of images available. The plan for 2023 is to reach 500 designs which, hopefully, can be achieved after a visit to the Isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre later this year.

Photography Prints

If you would like to purchase a print, the Richard Flint Photography RedBubble store has a wide range of images available.

Framed prints, canvas prints, artboards, metal prints, acrylic blocks plus lots more can be found on the RedBubble store HERE.

The Horses of The Helix

By |2023-03-30T15:32:48+01:00March 30th, 2023|Categories: Blog, The Test Strip Photoblog|Tags: , , , , , |

The Kelpies

If you drive along the Mp heading towards Stirling then there is a good chance that you will see the magnificent sculptures that are the Kelpies. For many years the 30-metre-high sculptures were a visual treat as the car headed up to the Highlands. It was a location that you always wanted to visit but somehow never managed to set as a destination. That was until last year when an opportunity to visit finally meant I could visit those two magnificent horses.

The Kelpies are horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies, located between Falkirk and Grangemouth in a 350-hectare eco park known as the Helix, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal. The Kelpies pay homage to the working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotland’s canals and worked in the fields in the area where they now stand. if that isn’t impressive enough then the Kelpies are also the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures.

Industrial heritage

Beyond celebrating the working horses of the canals the Kelpies also provide an excellent monument to Scotland’s industrial past. Unlike many other historically important sites and events, industrial heritage tends to be a poor relation in comparison. Former industrial sites are usually celebrated in a far less creative way or more often than not, not celebrated at all. We need more sculptures like The Kelpies to help celebrate the industrial past so that it isn’t forgotten.

The industrial landscape has rarely been a thing of beauty, though there are occasional exceptions. As a child, I would always love the home journey after visiting my grandparents as I’d get to see the mass illumination of lights across the chemical plants of Seal Sands on Teesside. It was no wonder that director Ridley Scott, who lived near Teesside as a child, used that landscape as an influence for his 1982 film Bladerunner.

Photography Prints

If you would like to purchase a print, the Richard Flint Photography RedBubble store has a wide range of images available.

Framed prints, canvas prints, artboards, metal prints, acrylic blocks plus lots more can be found on the RedBubble store HERE.

20% discount on photograph copying and repairs

By |2023-01-04T01:05:51+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

January winter sale

It’s the winter sale! Throughout January any photograph repairs and copying will include a 20% discount. Now is the perfect time to get that favourite family photograph copied or that cherished old photograph digitally repaired.

More details about the copy and repair services can be found via the links below.

Any Size of Photograph Copied

All sizes of photo print can be copied including large and unusual sizes such as wide panoramic. An estimate can be provided if required. A preview of the copied or repaired image is sent via email before the digital image file is uploaded for printing at the photo lab.

Return Tracked Postage Included

Royal Mail recorded postage is included in the price with the photograph copying or repair work completed within a week to ten days. All images are returned using a recorded or tracked method of postage.

Customer inquiries and questions are welcome. For more details please contact me at [email protected] or via the contact page.

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Squally Dog Walk at Ardrossan

By |2022-09-15T11:42:21+01:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog, The Test Strip Photoblog|Tags: , , , , , , |

man walking his border collie on a windy and wet beach at Ardrossan, Scotland

Squally Stop

This image is a favourite from last year’s trip to Scotland. It was taken during a very wild and wet stop at Ardrossan on the way back home. I’d just walked Luna and was quickly returning to the car (Luna does NOT like windy and wet weather) when I spotted this dog walker calmly exercising his Border Collie. Both seemed to be having fun regardless of the rain and wind battering the beach. Further down the beach, a resilient school trip had gathered to explore the beach for a school project. I’ve always liked the dramatic effect of bad weather on a landscape and how memorable days like this can be.

Isle of Arran

The support ship in the background really adds to the image. It remained anchored there (Troon anchorage) for some time, staying in the anchorage according to marine traffic for several weeks. In the background the Isle of Arran, obscured by the incoming rain, is described on the Visit Scotland website as ‘a place where you can find a little bit of everything you’d ever want from a Scottish island; an ever-changing coastline, dramatic mountain peaks, sheltered beaches, verdant forests, great cultural festivals and a wealth of tasty local produce.’ It’s definitely on the places to visit list with the landscape looking fantastic.

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