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Low Fell Magazine Cover Photograph

Low Fell Magazine Cover - Saltwell Towers, Saltwell Park Low Fell and Gateshead Photographer

It’s always great to photograph magazine covers. It’s not the exposure I love it’s the tactile quality of print and in particular magazines and brochures.

So, when the a new local magazine “The Fell” asked for a local springtime photograph for issue two of The Fell Magazine I was delighted to step up and deliver.

The second issue of The Fell Magazine complete with cover photography provided by Allinson’s Photography dropped through the letterbox of residents in the NE8 NE9 and NE11 postcodes a few weeks ago and is available to read digitally online, see below.

The Fell Magazine Brief

The Fell Magazine cover by Low Fell Photographer Bruce Allinson

The brief for the magazine cover was to deliver spring, preferably that iconic symbol of spring the humble daffodil in a Low Fell or nearby location with lots of clean space for the Magazine title and copy.

Now normally none of this, daff’s clear skies good lighting etc., would cause any kind of problem in March but with snow or threats of snow all the way into April and dull snow packed skies with no sign of the usual spring flowers it just was not that straight forward.

Delivering The Fell Magazine Cover

Buying Daff’s in the local shops was simple enough but of course the flowers had to be open and blooming at the same time as the lighting was right and with Saltwell Towers as our preferred location this all had to come together at the right time of day so that low down yellow sun would be blasting into the buildings towers and brickwork.

As the days and weeks passed by buying bunches of daffodils (with the flowers closed) and dropping them in some water to make sure we always had at least one nice set of Daff’s with the flowers open and ready to go at any one time. Keeping an eye on the weather and the light (fortunately my office sits less than a mile away from Saltwell Towers and even faces the same way) it all eventually came together, light location and flowers!

Read The Fell Magazine online

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