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

Portraits of an Angel

It's been a while! I've been taking some time off to renovate my new house, hence the delay in posts! And when I say I've been busy renovating my house, what I really mean is my Dad and my long suffering spouse-to-be have been renovating it. I've been on tea and coffee duty..... So, since … Continue reading Portraits of an Angel

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

Photography tips and How to’s – Seeking the right help

Hi all and welcome to Photography Tips and How to's. When I first started out, I grabbed a camera and started shooting anything I thought was worthy of being shot. I did absolutely no research about how to use my camera, I never tried to plan how I could take a certain shot, and I … Continue reading Photography tips and How to’s – Seeking the right help