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

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

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

Clouds over Blyth

https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/NorthEastLandscapes-fine-art/i-x42vJPC/A Clouds over Blyth Taken at Blyth beach in Northumberland, showing a bruised looking sky with the Lighthouse in the distance. This was taken using my trusty Neewer 10 stop ND filter. This, and many others are available to purchase at https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/NorthEastLandscapes-fine-art Check out my other galleries and be sure to follow me on Facebook…… Continue reading Clouds over Blyth