The Week …

This is a collection of images posted on www.polaroidblipfoto.com over the previous week.  I first started submitting to Blip in late 2013, the central idea being that you take/publish a different image everyday (I ocassionally cheat a little 🙂 ).  It has now become something of a compulsive obsession but its main benefit is that it makes you constantly think about opportunities for taking photographs and a camera is always close to hand – this is no bad thing.  Over two years later I have now built up a photographic diary which, like many other ‘Blippers’, I would be very disappointed to lose.  The future of Blip has been in doubt for some time so the opportunity to support its survival through crowd-funding came almost as a relief.  It was therefore gratifying to see this posted from Blip Central on 2nd February:

We’ve got the money  …  We wanted to let you to know as soon as we could that the collection of money from pledges and donations via PayPal has just passed the target of £120,000. We offer a massive thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped. Give yourselves a collective pat on the back for we can now go ahead and complete the purchase from the current owners.

The images show:  Our local drystone wall repairman – plenty of work in hand; the Tyne rising yet again; the Sandhoe water trough; the Pant (fountain) at Tanners Row, Hexham; Sue Dunne’s white dove; panels from Hexham Abbey (there are actually three); evidence that the sun can still shine on Allendale golf course.

... plenty of work to do - drystone wall repairs on the Beaufront Estate

The Tyne rising ... The horse trough ... The 1858 Pant ... White dove ... Hexham Abbey panels ... The third ...

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14 comments

  1. Chas Spain · February 4, 2016

    Very Arcadian bit of the world

  2. Cate Franklyn · February 4, 2016

    Great news, indeed. Love the golf course image. You cheat? No way!!!

    • northumbrianlight · February 4, 2016

      Thanks Cate – a rare day of sunshine at Allendale – it may not look like it but the pond was frozen.

  3. LaVagabonde · February 4, 2016

    Good to hear your community is saved. So many end up going under eventually for lack of funds. I enjoyed this eclectic collection of photos of your corner of the world. The drystone wall repairman looks like an affable chap.

    • northumbrianlight · February 4, 2016

      Thanks Julie – he’s a very cheerful chappie and always keen to stop for a chat so Pam tells me – but then so is she 🙂

  4. Tish Farrell · February 4, 2016

    I especially like the first shot. It has a timeless quality about it, and also makes me think of Alan Garner whose family were stone wall builders and the like. The idea of a week of photos is inspiring too.

    • northumbrianlight · February 4, 2016

      Thanks Tish – if you are tempted, be warned, Blip is addictive 😉

      • Tish Farrell · February 4, 2016

        Thanks for the warning. I don’t need any more OCD pursuits 🙂

  5. greenmackenzie · February 5, 2016

    A lovely weekly album….what a variety of objects and nature and history you’re exposed to over just 7 days💕

    • northumbrianlight · February 5, 2016

      Many thanks – one of the benefits of Blip – a photo per day gets you out and looking in places you might ordinarily pass by.

  6. socialbridge · February 5, 2016

    Delighted with the good news.
    I love the first image, especially.

    • northumbrianlight · February 5, 2016

      Thanks Jean – hope to see you on Blip one day.

      • socialbridge · February 5, 2016

        I joined up but fell by the wayside. Need to get going again. (Does that sound like a wayward Irish woman?)

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