Our Northumbrian coastal tour moved from Low Newton to Beadnell. We’d read great things about the beach there. Unfortunately (in some ways) the weather turned against us – with rain closing in.

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I don’t think it’s universally true that every cloud has a silver lining. But in this case, an opportunity emerged from the change in conditions. This moody shot was taken from Beadnell beach – looking south past Low Newton to Dunstanburgh Castle.

Although it was very dark as the clouds gathered, I’ve adjusted the brightness and contrast a bit to add dramatic effect.

(See my Flickr site for similar images – if you’re interested.)