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

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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

The all seeing eye

Evening all. New content available in the Equestrian Portraiture gallery. https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/Equestrian-Portraiture-Northeast/i-hkTcQcH/A The all seeing eye This is an image of a Horse that would just not stand still! I know, I know, you shouldn't work with children or animals, but I like a challenge! 35 deleted images and half a pack of mint Polos later, and … Continue reading The all seeing eye

Bridging the Gap

This image so very nearly made it into my Stephen King in Northumberland gallery; I saw this as being "The Barrens" from the novel IT; where the Loser's Club play to keep out of the way of Henry Bowers and co. However, it didn't make the final cut as I found a more suitable shot … Continue reading Bridging the Gap