Whitley Bay Shoreline II
Niall Benvie once observed that 'rocks are the last refuge of the landscape photographer' (or something quite close to that). He is right as, when the light doesn't cooperate, I often find myself looking to the immediate area around my feet for something interesting. Cloudy days provide just the right sort of reflected light to bring out the best in an intimate landscape like this. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Whitley Bay is blessed with some really fascinating geology. I've no idea what this rock is (anyone?) but I found the erosion patterns to be very interesting and photogenic. Sometimes I photograph geological pattern for its own sake and other times I see objects in the pattern. I'll leave the viewer to draw their own interpretations from this one although these sorts of images never really draw a lot of attention here online. View large if you have the time/inclination.