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


Elementary, my dear Watson.*

* Yes I know Holmes never uttered those words in any Conan Doyle story, but give me some licence! I've been reading some David duChemin lately and it got me thinking about some of the basics of composition once again.  Stuff that I've known for ages, but nevertheless is worth revisiting from time to time, … Continue reading Elementary, my dear Watson.*