Hello and welcome.
Here you will find some moments of special light in land and seascape of Northern Britain, especially the Northumberland coast which is my passion,...wildlife moments too and some creative moments. I hope the images bring you as much pleasure as they did in the making.

Please feel free to contact me at SheerlightPhotography@gmail.com


Tyne Rivers Trust calendar 2018
22nd October 2017
Tyne Rivers Trust calendar 2018 winner

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The Photographic Angle-Highly Commended
12th July 2017
Commendation in the Photographic Angle international competition "Folklore"

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Murals for Northern Powergrid
02nd April 2017
Murals for Northern Powergrid

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PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Tyne Theatre and Opera House)
06th September 2015
PIRATES OF PENZANCE musical 22-26 September, 2015... a must to see....Tyne Theatre and Opera House, come and swashbuckle with us
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Heritage Open Days 11-13 Sept 2015
04th September 2015
Heritage weekend 11-13 September 2015: an exhibition at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne, documenting its historic design, history and beauty.
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Amateur Photography Magazine Cityscape competition
10th May 2015

Amateur Photography magazine regional winner CITYSCAPE competition - digital exhibition May 2015 nationally in main rail stations and shopping Malls.
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RNLI Cullercoats Calendar 2015 published
01st December 2014
RNLI Cullercoats Calendar 2015 published.
Big A3, good quality from new printers, please help us save lives at sea. A job but a treat to produce, many thanks to my co-contributors.

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Ibizan dreaming
24th June 2014
Stole a week in the Ibizan light...sheer delight...

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Holy Island - Lindisfarne Northumberland
02nd December 2013
Holy Island Northumberland

The close of the year would not be complete without the photographic pilgrimage to Holy Island which a good bunch of friends and I make. This year was huge fun, 22 of us ploughing through the mudsilt in chase of a dawn which turned out cloudless and brief... yet not to be missed. In balance with that was the evening blue calm which so blankets the island in a spiritual haven.
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RNLI - saving lives at sea
23rd November 2013
RNLI -saving lives at sea...

Recently been making a calendar plus a Christmas card together with some talented photography friends to raise funds to save lives at sea. so far £3,500 made and growing. Both card and calendar went to second edition.
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THE SOCIETIES: highly commended - seascape shot
05th June 2013

After too long a spell of less camera activity dealing with life things it was a nice surprise to stumble across my image of Tynemouth pier in a glorious dawn as having been selected as highly commended in a their great outdoors landscape competition which draws internationally. Thank goodness too that summer is making an appearance at last ....
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SeaChange NE Book
25th October 2012


Bamburgh, Northumberland.
Beadnell Bay and cove, Northumberland
The relatively unspoiled Beadnell stretch on the Northumberland coast
reghed AMBLE DAWN le IMG_8334   16inch 300 AMBLE, NORTHUMBERLAND
The harbour of the fishing village Amble on the Northumberland coast.
Dunstanburgh Northumberland Dunstanburgh Northumberland
Dustanburgh and its castle ruins on the North East coast Northumberland
The beauty and raw power of our sea, the geology of our coastline, the magic light of sunrise and sunset... we only need to stop and look...
Some of the cast of PIRATES OF PENZANCE (September 2015). A photoshoot at Cullercoats bay on the Northumbrian coast, itself historically a place of smuggler's caves....
All the World's a Stage....
Tyne Theatre and Opera House Project.
Leading to the 2015 Heritage Open Days I have been recently involved with some colleagues in documenting by photography some of the design, space and history of this wonderful grade 1 listed theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne. A small exhibition of our images will be on display for the Heritage Open days in September and remain with the theatre therafter. The theatre has some of the best acoustics in Europe, acclaimed by Placido Domingo as just as good as La Scala. Currently about to undergo some redevelopment it is a gem of Victorian design, with its wooden stage machinery some original and some restored after a fire. You can see the winches and manual contraptions eg the "demon" trap which lifts the actors up through the stage floor. The auditorium is adorned with the most wonderful Venetian plasterwork, light sconces and gilded figures. Its stage in the late 1890's was graced by the "Divine" Sarah Bernhardt, the subject and patron of Mucha's famous artwork.
It was a privilege to have been allowed to roam the theatre, a new treasure at every turn and just as much so to engage with the people who keep it alive for us. Here are just a few glimpses....
Cullercoats RNLI tractor Driver 2 on blue jpg web CULLERCOATS BAY
Cullercoats bay is a gem on the North East coast lying between Whitley Bay and Tynemouth steeped in history, seafaring adventure and wonderful geology. Its natural beauty was celebrated famously by the artist Wilmslow Homer. Its daily beauty is a treat for all.
Suffolk Punch, the eyes have it... WILDLIFE
Moments of our wildlife....
Scotland's landscapes have a raw and proud beauty, it's a privilege to share them
Derwentwater feb 2013 THE LAKE DISTRICT UK The North Sea calls PEOPLE
summer wave CREATIVE
Here are some of the creative moments....
Amateur Photography magazine reader winner news shots
Some news of publications using my images
Blyth Beach, Northumberland
Blyth beach defies all expectation of its industrial background in the sheer beauty of its shores and light...so many shots so little time.....
Tynemouth pier awakening TYNEMOUTH
Where the Tyne meets the sea...so much history, so much beauty
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Please dip inside where I'll be hiding some of those botanic moments of light which somehow in an all too busy world are my way of counting the seasons and seeing beauty in little things when there is too little time for larger shoots...
Just thinking
St. Mary's Lighthouse  radiant St Mary's lighthouse, Whitley Bay: Gallery
The iconic lighthouse of our Northumberland coast - the "lady" who shows us all her moods and braves all seasons...
TYNE RIVERS TRUST Calendar 2018 Winner Tyne Rivers Trust