The Wednesday of our January trip to Northumberland was not going well with indifferent light, then we noticed that a promising sunset was developing. I realised that the causeway to Lindisfarne would be flooding because of a rising tide, so looking towards the west we may get some interesting reflections. I had some warm lined wellies, so standing on the causeway as the water was gently rising, lapping around my ankles was interesting! This is a HDR image and I was pleased with the result. The only sounds to be heard was the gentle lapping of the water and calls of the birds in the marsh areas, very atmospheric.
Pentax K3 Sigma 10mm to 20mm f4 – f5.6 lens.
Photograph taken by Dave Jordan FRPS
Lindesfarne Extract from Wikepedia
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England. It is also known just as Holy Island. It constitutes the civil parish of Holy Island in Northumberland.Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century AD. It was an important centre of Celtic Christianity under Saints Aidan of Lindisfarne, Cuthbert, Eadfrith of Lindisfarne and Eadberht of Lindisfarne. After the Viking invasions and the Norman conquest of England, a priory was reestablished. A small castle was built on the island in 1550.
The name Lindisfarne has an uncertain origin. The first part, Lindis-, may refer to people from the Kingdom of Lindsey in modern Lincolnshire, referring to either regular visitors or settlers. Alternatively the name may be Celtic in origin, with the element Lindis- meaning “stream or pool”. It is not known if this is a reference to the nearby River Low or a small lake on the island. The second element, -farne, probably comes from farran, meaning “land”, but may come from faran, meaning “traveller”. There is also a supposition that the nearby Farne Islands are fern like in shape and the name may have come from there.
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