Bamburgh by Geoff Kell

Image details - Bamburgh

Photographer: Geoff Kell (see profile)
Competition: Competition 8
Category: Wildflower Landscapes
Location: Northumberland, England, United Kingdom


The day had been very wet over historic Bamburgh Castle, the rain clouds gradually clearing towards evening leaving a rather moody sky which I felt complimented the foreground. A clump of, sea rocket (Cakile maritima), nestled in the dunes overlooking the castle showing that dune habitat can have a brighter aspect. The Northumberland coast is lucky to have a relatively large number of spectacular dune habitats. We normally think of marram grass as being the dominant plant but other species manage to find a home and I felt fortunate to find the sea rocket in full bloom overlooking such a dramatic part of the coast. Exploring this area, I was delighted to find a picture that said something about the habitat and nature as well as showing the overall setting. I have been to Bamburgh many times and return visits certainly help to develop ideas.


Finalist - Wildflower Landscapes