My Blog

Mulgrave doubled

'Rope in the boat'
'Rope in the boat'


Back in the early spring I had two outings in quick succession to my favourite location on the East Coast. Both trips had a similar pattern - a couple of hours working some fabulous old fishermans huts and boats followed by a stint on a beech rich with industrial archeology and fossils.

On the first outing, I was doing a spot of morning teaching - introducing a new starter into the wonderful world of Large Format photography. Towards the end of the morning I made an image, more than anything to demonstrate the end to end process that a large format photographer goes through when they work. I found a rather interesting rope on one of the boats and setup.

When I got the trannie back I didn't really pay much attention to it and left it in the pile of maybe to scan trannies and forgot about it. It was only when I was with Dave Tolcher the other day as we were looking through the back log of each others trannies that I noticed the image at the top of the page and Dave suggested I might want to scan it!

All in all I am rather pleased with it. In the afternoon, I made a couple of images of some of the strange rocks with one in particular catching my eye - it has an other world quality to it that I quite like. I will post it when I get round to scanning it.

A couple of weeks later I went back to Port Mulgrave with my father and made another two images I am very pleased with. Firstly I had another go at an old door I have tried three times now; finally I think coming out with a result I like.

Door abstract
Door abstract


I love the white circle around the nut on the door.

After the obligatory squashed cheese spread with salt n vinegar crisps sandwich (you have to have been brought up in the UK in the 70s and 80s to fully appreciate this culinary delight I think) we wandered on to the beach.

The circle theme continued when I found this wonderful yet totally bizzare bright red egg shaped rock formation.

Round Rock
Round Rock


My visits here must have reached double figures in the last 12 months and it continues to be a most fruitful place for my image making. Another trip here a few months later with Dave Tolcher produced a string of quite innovative images (for me) in quick succession and I will blog these next week.

The leaves are just starting to turn in East Yorkshire so roll on the Autumn. Time to check my stocks of Velvia methinks....