Last Week’s Shoot – Driffield and Hull

Having stayed over with friends in Driffield after a visit to the coast at Scarborough, I was planning to return via Hull for a third visit to look at the 2017 UK City of Culture.  The weather forecast was a but iffy – mostly showers, but I was hoping for a decent dusk shoot nonetheless. […]

The Photographer’s Guide to Snowdonia & North Wales

I’ve just received the latest edition in the Photographer’s Guide series from Long Valley Books.  This new guide covers Snowdonia and North Wales and is packed full of great location ideas from all around the Snowdonia National Park, the North Coast of Wales and Anglesey. The North Coast section features one of my images of […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Skipton Woods

This was actually a walk on my day off after our final workshop of the season at Bolton Abbey.  The colours in Strid Wood had been fantastic during the workshop, so a look at nearby Skipton Castle Woods was in order – and as this was a day off I just grabbed the trusty little […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Birk Crag

I have wandered through the Pine Woods at Harrogate a number of times on visits to Harlow Carr gardens but have never explored the woods at nearby Birk Crag, so with the autumn colours coming to their peak I picked a nice still overcast day last week to explore… There is an area of woodland […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Guisecliff Wood

I’ve done quite a few autumnal shoots around Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale over the last few years and on every visit to Guisecliff Wood it had either still been green or all the trees were already bare, so this year I made a visit a little earlier in the autumn than I would normally pick […]

Last Week’s Shoot – A Brontë Pilgrimage

I had a go at reading Wuthering Heights many years ago but found it rather hard going and didn’t get very far into Emily Brontë’s only novel.  That all changed this year, inspired by the brilliant drama To Walk Invisible last Christmas, I took up the Wuthering Heights challenge again and not only did I […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Hull

I had a rather chilly dusk shoot to admire the blade sculpture in Queen Victoria Square back in February to start off a planned series of visits to the city during 2017, Hull’s UK City of Culture year.  The Blade had looked great, but there was a lot of work going along relaying paving in […]

Support a Local Charity with a Local Calendar!

I’m very pleased to announce that for every 2018 local calendar sold at http://www.marksunderland.com, a £2 donation goes to Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity! There are four designs from the Harrrogate district to choose from: Harrogate, Knaresborough, Nidderdale and Ripon. The double A4 size wire bound calendars (opening out to A3 size for display) are […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Knaresborough Summer Sunset

I did a dusk shoot at the Castle Top overlooking the River Nidd and viaduct here in Knaresborough on a pleasant evening early last month and another photographer there asked me how far the sun moved round towards the viaduct towards the summer solstice.  I had to admit that I didn’t know exactly where it […]

Wild Garlic in Skipton Woods

I did a few Yorkshire spring woodland shoots last year for the Woodland Trust and was so impressed with the wild garlic in Skipton Castle Woods that I decided to return this year for another look. I wasn’t disappointed with a fantastic crop of flowers this year which were just about at their peak on […]