Baytown

On the day that Bernardo Bertolucci died, one of the articles I read contrasted his and Marlon Brando's behaviour on the set of the notorious Last Tango in Paris, with a present day pairing of comparable stature; Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis.  Coincidence of course, but I'd spent a gloomy morning in Robin Hood's Bay on … Continue reading Baytown

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Bloodied from the Wreckage

Let's be  clear.  I'm not seriously hurt. If you've read my recent post about the clothing choices required of a wandering photographer you'll understand that some shots require the right protective gear, and on this occasion I didn't have it. So I didn't yomp across wet sands at low tide. Nor did I continue my … Continue reading Bloodied from the Wreckage

Adventures in Modern Photography Part II

So what's so special about Port Mulgrave that I should risk life and limb to reach it? (An exaggeration I know, but I could easily have turned back.)  That's a question that would have been very easy to answer 150 years ago when the little port was a very different place to now, as can … Continue reading Adventures in Modern Photography Part II

Litoral-Leigh Underwhelmed?

Given my love for all things coastal; you'd think I'd be delighted by a place with four pubs each of which boasts a maritime name; a place with an award-winning beach; and a place with a reputation for the quality of its seafood (no, not plaice!) A place where sailboats rest between tides as they … Continue reading Litoral-Leigh Underwhelmed?

Addiction? Affliction? Or Going With The Flow?

Can I confess something to you? You might already suspect as much but I think I'm gradually becoming aware of a problem. I'm taking too many photographs.  The combination of intellectual challenge in planning an image, the excitement of loading my results for viewing onto a larger screen and then the satisfaction of having produced … Continue reading Addiction? Affliction? Or Going With The Flow?

Life At World’s End

Emerging from my car when I parked near the end of the road to Spurn Head, I was accosted by a cheery soul who had just left his at the same time. "Have you seen it yet?" he asked.  "Or heard it?" I looked puzzled for a moment and listened.  There was nothing but birdsong … Continue reading Life At World’s End

Travelling Hopefully

What is the difference between passion and obsession?  The argument is a subjective one and people I've been in relationships with have taken both sides in describing my love of photography and my drive to blog about it. I ask the question having spent a weekend exploring the coastline of East Yorkshire; exploring with an … Continue reading Travelling Hopefully