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

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

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

Seaton Sluice dunes in mono

Happy Bank Holiday to you all! New content on the website today¬†from the Seascapes Gallery; this one taken at Seaton Sluice on the Northumberland coast. https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/Seascapes/i-nncGDHW/A Seaton Sluice Dunes in Mono I like this shot for a few reasons, however the main reason is you can see one of my favourite pubs in the shot, … Continue reading Seaton Sluice dunes in mono

Beware the Lake

Hello and welcome back! Continuing with the theme of my "Stephen King in Northumberland" gallery, I present to you https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/Stephen-King-in-Northumberland/i-LKVGKVt/A Beware the Lake Bag of Bones is one of Stephen Kings' finer books. Loosely using elements of Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca" in it's plot, it is the story of Mike Noonan, a writer suffering from … Continue reading Beware the Lake

A couple from Seaham

Hello to you all. The other day I found myself in Seaham; a seaside town in County Durham, just up the road from Sunderland (the inner Newcastle United fan in me is singing something about "Cheesy Chips" as I write this...). I went there on a scouting trip to find the famed "Chemical Beach"; a … Continue reading A couple from Seaham

A couple from Beadnell

Ebb's Nook Beadnell

Hello from sunny Northumberland! A couple of new images for you to spend your hard earned money on (my kids need MORE¬†shoes apparently). First up...... The Edge of the Ocean https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/Seascapes/i-vKL4vRs/A This was taken at the edge of "Ebbs Nook"; an outcrop on the coast of Beadnell in Northumberland. It struck me how, at first … Continue reading A couple from Beadnell

Playing in Charlie’s Garden

https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/NorthEastLandscapes-fine-art/i-F2cBtLJ/A Charlie's Garden Morning all. This image was taken at Collywell Bay in Seaton Sluice, Northumberland. It shows the sandstone sea-stack known locally as "Charlie's Garden" which, at the time of shooting, was seperated from the coast by the tide. It's a great place to shoot a sunrise or even a sunset (although the coast … Continue reading Playing in Charlie’s Garden

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