What would you prefer? A total lunar eclipse early on a Tuesday morning (middle of the night early), or a four day weekend?
Well, we had the former here in Colorado earlier this week. However, if I were headed home to the UK, I’d have the long Easter weekend to look forward to starting on Good Friday. Both are good for photographers, but I suspect many people might well prefer the two extra days off work.
The long weekend will provide many of you in the UK, and in other countries that have public holidays at Easter, with the chance to get outdoors with your camera.
In this post, I’ve pulled together a handful of locations in the north of England that, were I there, I might well be heading out to this weekend. Not only that, but you can download the locations as a KML file that can be imported into TPE.
I’m happy to say that we finally offer KML import on all versions of the app, so, no matter whether you’re on Desktop, Android or iOS, go ahead download the file and get importing. When you have the locations imported, you can start to explore the light conditions for some of these place over the coming weekend:
A KML file containing the coordinates of 8 photography locations in the north of England. You can import these locations into TPE on Desktop, Android or iOS.
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Malhamdale in North Yorkshire. In addition to the famous Cove, and its remarkable limestone pavement, the area offers many wonderful views of the countryside, moors and waterfalls.
Crag Lough on Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland is a wonderful, dramatic location with stunning views. The north side crag is nicely side-lit at sunrise/sunset during the spring months.
Alwinton, in Northumberland National Park, offers fantastic views of the Cheviots and surrounding moorland, together with many rural photographic subjects.
The summit of Skiddaw in the English Lakes seen from the eastern shore of Derwent Water. A few days after this was taken (early January), the lake froze over for the first time in at least 10 years.
Blawearie Cairn is a bronze-age burial site located on Hepburn Moor in Northumberland, England. This view shows the Cheviot Hills on the horizon to the west on a late November afternoon.
Dunstanburgh Castle lies on the beautiful, varied Northumberland Coast, north of Newcastle upon Tyne. You'll find 45 pages on castles in Northumberland on Wikipedia, although I'm pretty certain there are more than that, if you look hard enough!
The famous castle at Bamburgh, Northumberland, probably one of the most popular photographic subjects in the area. The castle looks very different dependent on the light and aspect, so be sure to explore the options thoroughly!
The Tyne at Night
The view up-river on the Tyne in Newcastle taken from the famous (infamous!) Quayside, home to the city's party scene once twilight has faded.