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

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

Photography tips and How to’s – Seeking the right help

Hi all and welcome to Photography Tips and How to’s. When I first started out, I grabbed a camera and started shooting anything I thought was worthy of being shot. I did absolutely no research about how to use my camera, I never tried to plan how I could take a certain shot, and I…… Continue reading Photography tips and How to’s – Seeking the right help

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

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

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