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

The all seeing eye

Evening all. New content available in the Equestrian Portraiture gallery. https://marcbatesphotography.smugmug.com/Equestrian-Portraiture-Northeast/i-hkTcQcH/A The all seeing eye This is an image of a Horse that would just not stand still! I know, I know, you shouldn’t work with children or animals, but I like a challenge! 35 deleted images and half a pack of mint Polos later, and…… Continue reading The all seeing eye

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

A Horse with no name

Evening all, I apologise for the delay  between posts but I have been incredibly busy being a Dad and a Photographer….. also my dog ate my homework…… and I was abducted by Aliens…… Horses! My Fiancee absolutely loves Horses; riding them, feeding them, mucking them out. She loves nothing more than standing ankle deep in wood […]