It’s taken me a while to get around to sorting out these photos but I have finally got around to it. They were taken last October on a trip to Northumberland, on this particular day we visited Dunstanburgh Castle. Have a look at the English Heritage website (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dunstanburgh-castle/) for more information about the castle. The […]Read more "Dunstanburgh Castle"
“All aboard The Hogwarts Express!!!” “Where is it Daddy?” “That’s it, right here.” “It doesn’t look like it, and it is supposed to leave from platform 9¾.” “Err well, the government took the rail franchise off the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and gave it to some Muggles so it now looks like a 2006 […]Read more "All Aboard The Hogwarts Express"
I’ve still got a load of shots to process from a trip to the North East of England last October. Until I get that done here are a couple of new shots from our short visit to Newcastle and Gateshead plus a reworking of a previous shot to the same area.Read more "North East Icons"
I thought I had better get this post done before we leave Christmas behind for another year. A couple of weeks ago I went out with a friend for our regular evening of photography, chat, beer, and curry (usually in that order too). We often seem to arrange our outings to coincide with the foulest […]Read more "Christmas in Haworth"
A recent visit to the lime kilns on Lindesfarne reminded me of some wise words I had read regarding photography.Read more "Lindesfarne Lime Kilns"
Not being able to see much due to fog is hardly likely to improve the chances of getting some good shots is it? What I found though was that I took more photos that day than on all my previous visits to Ogden Water put together.Read more "A Foggy Day at Ogden Water"
I regularly read how good smartphone cameras are and that most of the time there is little reason to carry round a heavy bag full of digital SLRs and lenses. This may be true in certain situations and for certain types of photography but is definitely not true if you are shooting sports or are […]Read more "Classic cars with a smartphone"
Back in May (I know I’ve taken ages to get these photos sorted) Haworth held its annual 1940s weekend where it seems that the whole world descends on the village in Yorkshire to celebrate that particular decade. The event itself is not without controversy since many of the people who come in costume come as […]Read more "Haworth 1940’s Weekend"
Shipley Glen in West Yorkshire is often touted as a great attraction and despite living in the area for years and working in Shipley too I had never actually been. I knew there was a tramway which used to be a major attraction from Victorian times but it has been disused for a few years […]Read more "Abandoned in Shipley Glen"
As mentioned in my last post here are some photos from my recent visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne. Despite the fact that it was the end of January the weather was crisp and clear giving me the opportunity to take some shots in the sunshine with relatively clear skies. The walk along Newcastle Quayside […]Read more "Tyne Abstracts"