Our home sits on a bank close to the shoreline and has views right across the firth to the Lake District and Skiddaw Mountain, Port of Carlisle and Bo’ness. The firth is 2 ¼ miles across and our home faces due south meaning we enjoy terrific sunrises and sunsets. The light and wide open spaces are what excite me most about photographing the Solway firth….you can literally stand in the same spot for an hour and take 50 different picture.
Traditional wildlife photography does not excite me, whereas the way the birds fly in and add a new dimension to an already beautiful scene really does. I love the way the birds skim the surface of the water, creating ripples in the calm surface….the way they dance and create patterns in the sky….the way they can make a sunset even more spectacular.
Even more eerie are the remains of stake nets from the past….their nets are long gone, but the wooden stakes that held them can still be seen.
With the encouragement of my husband and friends I have started to exhibit my work in local galleries and businesses. The positive reaction to my pictures persuaded me to invest in a 44” Epson large format inkjet printer, which allows me to print my work on to cotton canvas. I now accept commissions from local businesses wanting to showcase the local area and scenery, sell my work on line and of course to the guests who have stayed with us.