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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The Art Tardis

This isn't my first blog about Staithes, the tiny village on the Yorkshire coast that was once home to Captain Cook, and given that it combines a built-in beauty with a shoreline location it doubtless won't be the last.  Why this time?  Because since 2012 there has been an annual arts festival and this was … Continue reading The Art Tardis

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

Adventures in Modern Photography Part I

Whenever one of my photographs has received any sort of special recognition on the site ViewBug, I am asked to complete a short biographical questionnaire about the image and my approach to photography, and one of the questions asked is: What do you carry in your camera bag? I must confess that I find the … Continue reading Adventures in Modern Photography Part I

The Air on the Gare

Having written recently about the man-made extension to the mouth of the Tees behind Redcar steelworks (South Gare), I felt in the interests of balance that I should venture across the river to its northern counterpart. The area directly north of the Tees mouth features two nature reserves, and having been freshly inspired by my … Continue reading The Air on the Gare

Glutton for Punishment

One of the advantages of living on your own is the freedom to indulge in whims. This why only a couple of weeks after my unsuccessful attempt to find a beautiful sunrise over a frost covered Whitby I was setting my alarm for another 5.45 start, this time to try the coastal hamlet of Staithes. … Continue reading Glutton for Punishment