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 […]

2018 Calendars Pre-Order

My 2018 range of local calendars is now available to pre-order from the website!  There are four designs to choose from this year: Knaresborough, Harrogate, Ripon and Nidderdale.  After the pre-order, the calendars will be available at local outlets with just a few copies available direct from me, so place your order soon if you’d […]

Poetry in Sandstone Exhibition Closing

My long-running Poetry in Sandstone exhibition at The Mitre in Knaresborough is finally coming to a close at the end of this month, after a run of almost four years! As I currently have no future exhibition plans this could be your last chance to see one of my exhibitions… The exhibition is an exploration […]

Last Week’s Shoot – York in Spring

I know that the daffodils on the banks of Clifford’s Tower are well photographed already, but I’ve only got a few images of them and wanted to add a few more before the landscape changes significantly with the proposed new visitor’s centre at the foot of the steps!  So I headed into town on the […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Barnsley and Rotherham

I’ve been continuing with adding new images to the South Yorkshire section of the website recently and, having covered Barnsley last year on a summer’s afternoon I had been intending for a while to get back there and photograph the lovely Portland stone Town Hall in morning light and at dusk. The front of the […]

The Photographer’s Guide to Northumberland

The latest in the excellent series of Photographer’s Guides from Long Valley Books covers the beautiful county of Northumberland.  It’s packed with great locations all along the coast from Tynemouth up to Berwick-upon-Tweed, plus the Northumberland countryside and national park and a section on the Hadrian’s Wall area. The countryside section features a couple of […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Hull

I’ve not been to photograph Hull for quite a while and as it is UK City of Culture 2017 I thought I’d better pay it a visit or two this year… I picked a sunny day with the intention of staying until dusk.  I headed first to Queen Victoria Square to have a look at […]