Photography on a sunny day

The sun is out!! After weeks of snow, rain and generally poor weather, we finally see some sunshine! I'm normally a fan of stormy and wild weather, as it's great for landscape photography, and, according to my soon-to-be-wife, it's the kind of weather that best suits my personality... However, it's nice to see some sunshine … Continue reading Photography on a sunny day

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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

Passion in art and photography

Stepping stones of Hartford Northumberland in black and white

Sometimes a photo really isn't up to much when you first look at it. It's all too easy to scroll past an image after barely glancing at it, and move onto the next one; leaving it to dwindle and ultimately die on your hard-drive. I've done it myself. These next two images nearly died. At … Continue reading Passion in art and photography

A Horse with no name

Evening all, I apologise for the delay  between posts but I have been incredibly busy being a Dad and a Photographer….. also my dog ate my homework…… and I was abducted by Aliens…… Horses! My Fiancee absolutely loves Horses; riding them, feeding them, mucking them out. She loves nothing more than standing ankle deep in wood […]

Portraits by a Serial Photographer

Evening all! As my business continues to grow, it's important to let you all know what's going on in it! I am now taking bookings for Portrait sessions; be it Families or Individuals, all are welcome! Check out the link below for more information and get booking! https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/Portrait-Photography-Sessions https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/Portraits/i-Rq9nrT8/A Ciao Marc

Whirlpool Waterfall

https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/NorthEastLandscapes/i-PwQJVVv/A Whirlpool Waterfall I took this shot along the trail to Hareshaw Linn; a spectacular waterfall near the village of West Woodburn, Bellingham, right in the heart of Northumberland. The whirlpool forming at the base of the falls really caught my eye and was just begging me to shoot it! This, and Hareshaw Linn are … Continue reading Whirlpool Waterfall

A Horse with no name

Evening all, I apologise for the delay  between posts but I have been incredibly busy being a Dad and a Photographer..... also my dog ate my homework...... and I was abducted by Aliens...... Horses! My Fiancee absolutely loves Horses; riding them, feeding them, mucking them out. She loves nothing more than standing ankle deep in wood … Continue reading A Horse with no name

New Content available!

https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/North-East-Landscapes/i-4zjwrGc The Light after Death I love nothing more than telling people about my new work so here goes! Both of these images are available to own at https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/NorthEastLandscapes/ First up is "The Light after Death", a gloomy, atmospheric shot of the Cemetery in my local town of Cramlington in Northumberland. I envisioned this shot … Continue reading New Content available!

Oh to be in Venice!

As I sit here in a rather chilly part of Northumberland where the clouds have zero contours and not a smidgen of colour, I find myself wishing I was somewhere else. Somewhere with weather! REAL weather! Huge crashing storms, or great big fluffy clouds with sun beams poking through with reckless abandon, rain, hail, snow! Anything! Just give … Continue reading Oh to be in Venice!