Lost in Northumberland – On the road to Ingram Valley

As a Photographer, if you get lost in Northumberland, don't worry. There's always something to photograph. On the road to Ingram Valley I took this shot at the side of the road on my way to Embleton in Northumberland, and it shows the hills and peaks beyond Edlingham Castle. You may be wondering why I … Continue reading Lost in Northumberland – On the road to Ingram Valley

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Breaking down barriers

Continuing on with revealing some of my "Lost Collection" (see The Shadow Man for further explanation) here's a shot from the Northumberland coast - Breaking down barriers I remember having to have a couple of cracks at this shot - as it's a long exposure shot, I had to wait until the wind died down to stop … Continue reading Breaking down barriers

Northumberlandia in the snow

Greetings from inside the belly of the beast! As the Beast from the East is currently tearing through the country, and everyone is no doubt huddling around the fireplace drinking Horlicks, I thought I'd post a couple of new photos. I got caught up in the storm yesterday and only managed to get a couple … Continue reading Northumberlandia in the snow

A few from the Coast

Merry (almost) Christmas! I hope you're all feeling the festive mood and getting ready to clock off on Friday for a couple of weeks of Turkey and booze. I know I am! It's been a while, for which I apologise. My workload has been huge as it's the run-up to Christmas, so I have had … Continue reading A few from the Coast

A Strange sky in the Northeast

A lone tree in silhouette

I'm sure you all saw, or at least heard, about the strange sky over the Northeast of England yesterday (October 16th if you're reading this in the future...). To say it was ominous was a complete understatement! I actually missed most of it as I was in the studio doing post production and attempting to … Continue reading A Strange sky in the Northeast

Beadnell revisited

A lone tree in silhouette

If you read my last post - Is there life on Mars? you'll note that I'd spent my birthday in Beadnell, Northumberland. While telling you about my Mars-like landscape shot of Ebb's Nook (see here) I completely forgot to include a shot I took of Beadnell Point. Beadnell Point I tried out a few new … Continue reading Beadnell revisited

Is there life on Mars?

Greetings Earthlings! I come in peace in order to show you new images from around the solar system! Don't worry, I haven't gone any more mad than I already was, but I do want to show you all an image that I took in Beadnell, Northumberland on Tuesday (my birthday by the way for those of you who … Continue reading Is there life on Mars?

New content – a Hut and a Post

A lone tree in silhouette

Greetings and salutations! I've a couple of new images to share with you all, this time from the sunny shores of Blyth in Northumberland. First up: Harbour Hut in Black and White This is situated on the North Pier at Blyth, just along from the Alcan Ore Terminal. I've absolutely no idea what it's for, … Continue reading New content – a Hut and a Post

Bolam Lake and the fight that never happened

Bolam Lake, near Belsay is a little slice of tranquillity in the heart of God's Country (Northumberland to the un-initiated). It's the kind of place you go to get out of the city and unwind, to wander along the tree-lined pathways or skim a stone on the lake, leaving all of your troubles behind. Unless you're me, … Continue reading Bolam Lake and the fight that never happened

Hartford’s Lot

Welcome back to A 'Tog's eye view. I recently started to create a Gallery dedicated to the idea of some of Stephen King's books being set in Northumberland (see here for more details) and so, I have a new addition to the Stephen King in Northumberland gallery for you today - https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/Stephen-King-in-Northumberland/i-VXsHGgK/A Hartford's Lot This is Hartford … Continue reading Hartford’s Lot