A few from the Coast

Merry (almost) Christmas! I hope you're all feeling the festive mood and getting ready to clock off on Friday for a couple of weeks of Turkey and booze. I know I am! It's been a while, for which I apologise. My workload has been huge as it's the run-up to Christmas, so I have had … Continue reading A few from the Coast

In Paradise with Zorba

Yassou!! I greet you all after a week and a bit having been to the glorious island of Corfu with the wife to be and the kids. My skin is red and peeling, I have an emptier wallet than normal, but I've had an excellent time; sunning myself, playing in the pool with the kids, … Continue reading In Paradise with Zorba

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

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!