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

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

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!