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North East Break

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, November 8, 2018, In : Photos 
Have had few days on the North East Coast staying in Beadnell.  Lots of long walks on the almost deserted beaches have been enjoyed.  However the cloudy weather has restricted photo opportunities.  Here's a few I did get yesterday and today.



Bamburgh Castle
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Pooley Bridge Pictures

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, In : Photos 
Took our friends up to Ullswater to enjoy the walk along the lake shore from Pooley Bridge.  What a treat we encountered as the sun started to set.

More photos in the Pooley Bridge Photo Gallery
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Photo Edit instead of Prom Art

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, October 21, 2018, In : Photos 
Set off early this morning for Prom Art to find rainy and misty conditions at Grange over Sands ( always a risk when exhibiting outdoors ).  As my artwork is mainly paper based I decided not to risk it and headed back towards home.  Instead I've spent the day on photo edit catch up including some shots I took earlier this week at Pooley Bridge.  You can view them fully on the Ullswater Page.

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Autumn Ullswater

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, October 15, 2018, In : Photos 
It was too beautiful a day to stay indoors so popped up to Ullswater this afternoon.  Starting at Glenridding the autumn colours were stunning against the clear blue skies.

Then late afternoon onto Pooley Bridge where shooting into the sun caused me a few problems, but I still managed a nice picture from besides the pier

and was enchanted by this swan family.

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Blustery but beautiful

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, In : Photos 
On the Moray firth ( again ) for a few days.  Blustery but still beautiful.

Due to a very slow internet connection I'll be resisting from blogging for the rest of my stay.  Speak in a few days.

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Parrot Photos - Proving Popular

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, In : Photos 
The photos I took of the Kirkby Stephen parrots seem to be popular so I've edited the last 2 and produced some new prints and cards - heading to the Taint Modern gallery later.

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Shoreline Sunsets

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, July 29, 2018, In : Photos 
I've taken been working on some photos I took of the superb sunsets I've encountered in the Highlands this year.  Here's a glimpse of them.  Visit the view sunsets photo gallery for a better look.

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Last Seaside Days Didn't disappoint

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, July 15, 2018, In : Photos 
The weather stayed superb for the last days on this trip to the Moray Firth.
At Spey Bay I noticed something shining amongst the pebbles and on closer inspection found webs holding water drops spun between the individual pebbles.

We found a rugged beach at Portsoy where getting down to the shoreline gave me the best pictures.

Findochty harbour was very picturesque with the blue skies and bright sunlight.

And the final sunset of the trip saw the sky painted in shades of amber.

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Oh I do like to be besides the seaside.

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, July 8, 2018, In : Photos 
Or more precisely on the Moray Firth.
Late afternoon yesterday:


and Cullen Beach

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Kirkby Stephen, South Lakes and Flowers

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, July 1, 2018, In : Photos 
Been playing catch up on my photo editing over the past few days with new photos added to:
Kirkby Stephen,

South Lakes

and Flowers

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Last Night on the Moray Firth

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, May 19, 2018, In : Photos 
Our last evening on the Moray Firth was rather nice.

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Leaving the Moray Firth

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, May 18, 2018, In : Photos 
Fabulous day at Spey Bay and now getting ready to head for home.  Have had a wonderful week on this stunning coastline and we will be back soon.

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Coast, Dolphins and Sunset

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, May 14, 2018, In : Photos 
A beautiful day yesterday on the Moray Firth.

Fabulos walking on the coast path

Spotted the Moray Firth Dolphins

And ended the day with another stunning sunset.

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Highland Lights

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, May 13, 2018, In : Photos 
I've experienced some beautiful light in the Highlands over the past 2 evenings.

Farewell from Staffin

And hello at Burghead

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Isle of Skye

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, May 10, 2018, In : Photos 
On the Isle of Skye this week.  Have only managed a few pics as the weather hasn't been kind.

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New photos added to Kirkby Stephen Gallery

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, April 7, 2018, In : Photos 
I finished editing the Kirby Stephen photos I've taken over the last month.  I'm partial to the Snow Trees.  You can see all the others on the Eden Valley Page

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Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, February 19, 2018, In : Photos 
I've made an effort over the weekend to view and edit the shots I've been taking around my home area of the Eden Valley recently.  There are  now new pictures in the galleries of:


Kirkby Stephen



and a new gallery for Mayburgh Henge

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Northumberland Coast

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, January 8, 2018, In : Photos 
I've completed the edit of the pictures I took on the Northumberland coast back at the start of December.  I think the atmospheric shot I got of Dunstanburgh castle from Beadnell harbour is possibly my favourite.

You can see the rest in the Coastal photo gallery.
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Glencoyne Pinks

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, December 16, 2017, In : Photos 
Title says it all.

Available to buy as A4, 16x12 and 20x16 limited prints
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Another stunning sunset

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : Photos 
We were treated yesterday to another stunning sunset.  As I set off a little late I only managed a couple of blog worthy shots.  Here they are.

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Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, November 18, 2017, In : Photos 
Had a bumper day at Glenridding a couple of weeks ago and finished reviewing / editing the pictures today.  Here's a few of my favourites - you can see the rest in the Glenridding Gallery.

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Customer, Coast and Country Photos

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, October 30, 2017, In : Photos 
Have had a computer day working on renovating some damaged photos for a customer and editing the backlog of photos I seem to have accumulated.  Wouldn't be right to show you the repaired photos before the customer sees them, but I can show now the new photos on here from the Coast and Country

Moray Firth in the Coast Gallery

and Shap in the Eden Valley Gallery

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Sahara Sun

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, In : Photos 
 had a strange sky yesterday caused by dust from the Sahara ( or so I read ).  Leaning out of the bedroom window I took a couple of shots that I've played with this  morning with the editing software.  Quite abstract

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Portknockie Sunsets

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, In : Photos 
We experienced some fabulos sunsets whilst on the Moray Firth a few weeks ago.  Here's a few.  You can see the rest in the Sunset photo Gallery.

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Started the Edit and Cut of the Highlands

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, September 15, 2017, In : Photos 
I've started the edit and cut of the pictures taken over the last few weeks in the Scottish Highlands and along the Moray Firth.  I'm pleasantly surprised that there are quite a few I'm very happy with as the weather wasn't what I would consider to be the best for photography.  Here's just a few to start with:

Watch this space for the rest

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South Galloway Coast

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, August 14, 2017, In : Photos 
Have spent a pleasant afternoon finishing off the editing of the recent shots from the South Galloway Coast.  Found the area to be very lovely and photogenic.  The pictures are loaded and you can view them fully on the Costal Photos Page.

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Sunlit Fells, Cloudy Sky and the Nine Standards.

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, August 10, 2017, In : Photos 
Late in the afternoon yesterday the clouds stated to break as the sun pushed through.  Went for a stroll and took the camera as those conditions are the ones where I find the potential to capture the sunlit ground against the cloudy sky.  I wasn't disappointed when I looked at this picture this morning. 

Taken from the Wharton Hall path looking over Nateby and you can see the nine standards on top of the fells ( probably more clearly when I print the picture at a larger size).

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Acorn Bank - Blooms, Bees and Butterflies.

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, August 7, 2017, In : Photos 
I'd read that the gardens at Acorn Bank were looking good so paid a visit.  I was delighted to find the lavender in full bloom (and scent) and covered in bees.  As it was a little windy it was quite difficult to get a clear shot with the swaying plant and the bees moving quickly from one bloom to another - but I persisted

The butterflies also were enjoying the nectar feast offered by the gardens

Water Lily Buds and Blooms were floating in the sunken pond.

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Sunlit Aira

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, In : Photos 
Took some friends to Aria Falls yesterday.  It was a hot sunny day and as we reached the bottom of the falls the sun was lighting the waterfall and casting dappled shadow and lights onto the vertical rocks through the leafy trees. It felt quite magical.

Available as a limited print of either A4, 16x12 or 20x16

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Galloway Sunsets on line

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, July 10, 2017, In : Photos 
I know I've already shown you several of the Great Galloway Sunsets - so just to say they're all on line:

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Sunset Variety

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, July 9, 2017, In : Photos 
Have been working on the varied sunset shots I took last week from Drummore in Galloway.  Once the sun started to set late in the evening, I was in and out of the house several times as the colours, light and tones changed.  The variety I took over the 4 nights is quite amazing.  Here's just a taster:

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Derwent Collection Updated

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, June 30, 2017, In : Photos 
New photos taken at Derwent this week have now been added to the Derwent Photo Gallery. 

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Glencoyne collection updated

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, In : Photos 
I've edited and loaded the recent photos taken at Glencoyne.  This ones Shoreline Shrubbery.
You can see the whole gallery here.

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New lens for camera

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, In : Photos 
My new camrea lens arrived today 18 - 300mm zoom.  Early birthday present.  Like a big kid I couldn't wait to try it. 
So even though it was pretty hot outside set off for a walk along the viaduct where the overhanging trees provided welcome shade and created some nice tonal sushine and shadow shots:

Took a few flowers to try the close up range.

I think I like the lens

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Isle of Skye on line

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, June 17, 2017, In : Photos 
Its taken me several weeks to edit my Isle of Skye photos and I'm pleased to say the best of the best are now on line.  Most are in the Scotland Coast gallery  - such as this one of the wonderful coral beach.

However you'll find Highland lads amongst the sheep.

And Lone Sapling Glen Brittle in the woodlands ( ok so its not technically a woodland but that was the best category I have until I get round to creating a Scotland gallery ).

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New Blooms

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, June 5, 2017, In : Photos 
I've been taking quite a few flower photos over the last weeks and there are some new additions in my flower photo gallery including a purple pine from Dunvegan Castle

Some May Poppies - blooming round the corner from my home

and bees collecting nectar on the Promenade at Grange over Sands.

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Blossom and Brough

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, In : Photos 
Yesterday I set off to photograph the fells from a vantage point above Brough Sowerby.  By the time I was there ( having stopped to talk to the lambs along the way )

the weather in the direction of the fells had changed ( hey ho this is Cumbria ), however the sloe blossom was looking good ( guess where the berries for the sloe gin will be obtained from? ).

and the changing weather gave me some dramatic skies over the castle.

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Blossom, Bend and Baby

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, In : Photos 
I went into town yesterday.  The blossom on the trees is fabulos.

We were having another wonderful early spring day so I decided to walk home by the bend in the river and along the footpath

where I encountered many new borns - this one and mum posed very nicey for me in the late afternoon sunshine

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Salmon Leap Hartley Beck

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, March 26, 2017, In : Photos 
Took the camera around Hartley - looking to shoot lambs.  They were all quite sleepy as the day was bright and warm so I headed down the beck and was pleased to find the Salmon Leap in full flow from the melting snow on the hill tops:

In the Waterways Gallery and available to buy as a limited print in mount sizes A4, 16x12 and 20x16

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Brough photos

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, March 20, 2017, In : Photos 
I got round to having a look at the photos I took last week near Brough.
A castle landscape and St Michaels Church turned out good and are in the Brough Gallery

I'd caught another frolicking lamb

I turned the performer into a sequential set of shots

and I though that this group looks like there's some mischief going on:

all added to the sheep gallery

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Jumping Lamb

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, In : Photos 
Quickly looking through a few shots I'd taken today - a sequence made me smile - please visit the jumping lamb page and view the pics.
Here's the start


and here's the end

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Photo from Photo = Pleased Customer

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, In : Photos 
I was contacted a few weeks ago by a customer to ask if I could help with a photo of her brother who'd passed away recently.  She wanted me to produce a larger photo from a small one she'd had in a small frame.  The Photo was about 3 inches square and had been cut to fit a small mount.  Anyway I agreed to see what I could do with it.  I'm pleased to report that I made my customer cry happily as I'd photographed the photograph, did some cropping and got it into an A4 mount / frame which I then...
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Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, March 10, 2017, In : Photos 
Yesterdays bright and fine weather tempted me over the boundary into the National Park where we enjoyed the scenery that Matterstang has to offer.  The view from the Settle Carlisle railway bridge is always stunning:

And then there is the ruin of ancient Pendraggon Castle - that fires the imagination:

Along with the stunning views of the valley that can be enjoyed from the elevated position of this fabulos place:

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New Photos in Kirkby Stephen Gallery

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Monday, March 6, 2017, In : Photos 
With some wonderful weather over the weekend I re-traced my steps from my not so successful day on Thursday and was delighted to find that the sunshine gave me the photos I anticipated.  Several new pictures have been added to the Kirkby Stephen Gallery including the River Eden

Wild Boar  Fell

And 2 shots from the bottom of my street

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Sheepy Encounters

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, February 24, 2017, In : Photos 
Went for walk around Winton and came across these little ones playing.

These appeared to be listening to me (yes I do talk to them).

And this little guy was really curious and came trotting across the field to say hello.

All in the sheep photo gallery and for sale

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Woodlands Photo Gallery on Web

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, In : Photos 
I have finished the edit of my woodlands photo gallery and the picture are available to view here and buy here.  This is the last item in the edit and load of my photo galleries so I'm hoping to concentrate on the creative side of things rather than the web admin.

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New photos in the Ravenstonedale Gallery

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Saturday, February 18, 2017, In : Photos 
New pictures added to the Ravenstonedale gallery from this weeks wander around the village ( plus a very nice meal at the Inn )

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Waterway Photos On Line

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, February 16, 2017, In : Photos 
I've edited and loaded my best waterway photos onto this web site.  You can see them here and buy them here.

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Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, February 9, 2017, In : Photos 
Today wasn't a great day for any landscape shots but the sheep seemed to be watching goings on:

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Coastlines on Line

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, February 2, 2017, In : Photos 
After many hours work, my coastline photos are on line.  Living in the countryside I enjoy visiting the coast and I hope that this enjoyment is reflected in my coastline photo collection.  Hopefully you'll also enjoy the pictures - visit the coast gallery to have a look.

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Herdie off to Norway

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Sunday, January 29, 2017, In : Photos 
A copy of limited print "Nice to see Ewe" is off to Norway.  A couple who have been working locally will soon be heading back to Norway and taking this herdie with them.  I hope it brings them pleasure and reminds them of what appears to have been a very happy few years in Cumbria.

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Brilliant Beaches around Bamburgh

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Friday, January 27, 2017, In : Photos 
I enjoy walking along the beaches around Bamburgh, open spaces, fresh air.  Then when you get the weather - a photographers delight.  Already thinking about when I'll return.

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Walking round Nateby

Posted by Margaret Shaw on Thursday, January 5, 2017, In : Photos 
Making the most of the glorious January weather we've been experiencing this week, yesterday saw us doing a circular walk round Nateby.  There were some very scenic views:

All available to purchase as limited prints in a variety of sizes.

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Margaret Shaw My blog summarises my life as an artist. It's a bit like a diary: New artworks completed. Artworks in Progress. Photos I've taken. Things that inspire me. Where I'm exhibiting. Things I've learnt. And anything else that I think blogworthy.
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