The Tyne Riverside Country Park runs from our town to Tyneside, and it's a precious asset. Miles of safe, attractive paths that are wheelchair, buggy and bicyle-friendly.
We went down looking for typical autumnal shots for future town calendars. The 2013 calendar is selling well for the Community Partnership, we want to keep it up as a regular publication, people appreciate something local. But it's a year-round project, we need to be on the look-out for seasonal images to keep in stock.
There was an angling competition in progress, ninety fishermen lined up along the river bank, and we thought they would make an unusual picture. But they were tucked away in hollows. The bank is steep, overgrown and wiggly – there was no way we could get a picture without waders (and a Lifeguard on duty... )
So we looked for something else, and this is one of my results... It's a difficult place to photograph, particularly at this time of year, being very low in a steep-sided valley - the sun only reaches the riverside for an hour or so each day. This really is about how people use and enjoy the amenity, as well as the landscape itself.
Thanks for looking,
Tags: Photo journalism
Landscape and travel