Photography tales – using my spare time wisely

When you have an hour to spare, it's enough time to get the camera out...

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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

Cresswell Rocks in Mono

New Content! I haven't added an image to the Minimalism gallery on my website for a while now, so it pleases me to show you my latest addition, taken at Cresswell Bay in Northumberland. https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/Minimalism-fine-art-northeast/i-bFJBCtx/A Cresswell rocks in mono I nearly didn't use this image; I took it a couple of months ago and almost … Continue reading Cresswell Rocks in Mono

The Dark Tower falls

Stephen King is without a doubt my favourite author of all time; I've read every single book he has written and follow him avidly. I'm the original fanboy of the King of horror and I apologise to nobody for it! You could say I'm his "number 1 fan...." Christ, how many times do you think … Continue reading The Dark Tower falls

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