For the whole of this year in Beadnell our plan was to photograph the same place at sunrise and sunset. It sounded a good idea at the time but the reality has turned out to be somewhat different. We planned that before witnessing Longnanny Estuary at both ends of the day – a miraculous sight, to say the least. So after residency one we settled on two places: just off the car park and at the estuary. Again, it was all going so well, until…
Five weeks before this current hibernal residency I had to have surgery on my leg. I’m on the mend and lots better but today, on our first full day out in Beadnell, it became abundantly clear that walking on a treadmill in a gym is nowhere near the reality of walking in real life coastal terrain. At both ends of today we missed getting to Longnanny because I couldn’t walk fast enough.
In light of this, and because I want my leg to get better – not worse – we have decided to photograph and record sunrise and sunset wherever we happen to find ourselves. Our one stipulation: we have to have the sea in the shot.
So it’ll be interesting to see how this compares to our other residences – though I am hoping after a few days of easing myself in, I’ll be able to pick up a bit of speed. When you plan a project like this you have no idea what’s round the corner and until a couple of weeks ago we were wondering if I’d be up to the task. I think I am and hopefully it will afford some new and exciting photos and audio recordings. Watch this space and let’s see where my gammy leg takes us.