Lost in Northumberland – On the road to Ingram Valley

As a Photographer, if you get lost in Northumberland, don't worry. There's always something to photograph. On the road to Ingram Valley I took this shot at the side of the road on my way to Embleton in Northumberland, and it shows the hills and peaks beyond Edlingham Castle. You may be wondering why I … Continue reading Lost in Northumberland – On the road to Ingram Valley

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A return to Italy

One of my very first blogs on this site was called Oh to be in Venice! where I recalled my trip to Rome, Florence and Venice. I ultimately ended up proposing to my future wife on the Rialto Bridge on our last night, so the country definitely has a place in my heart. After finding my lost … Continue reading A return to Italy

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

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!