NHS Spitfire

The NHS Spitfire aircraft stops at at Durham Tees Valley airport during a charity flypast on September 22, 2020 in Darlington, England. The blue Spitfire PL983 nicknamed ā€˜Lā€™ was specifically built and used for photo reconnaissance during World War Two and carried cameras instead of weapons. Now the aircraft, owned by the Aircraft Restoration CompanyContinue reading “NHS Spitfire”

The Grand Organ

Newly restored pipes for the York Minster organ are returned following refurbishment on September 15, 2020 in York, England. The once-in-a-century project to refurbish the Grand Organ began in 2018. Organ specialists Harrison and Harrison removed the instrument, including all its 5,403 pipes to their workshop in Durham for repair and rebuilding. The refurbishment workContinue reading “The Grand Organ”

New tools – update

At the start of the year I changed to a completely new camera system. I wrote a post about my reasons for switching over to Sony gear and you can see that post here. In this post I’m going to give a bit of an update after using the Sony A9ii’s during a range ofContinue reading “New tools – update”

York Minster Choir

Eight adult singers from the York Minster Choir, under the direction of Robert Sharpe, Director of Music at York Minster rehearse and then perform a newly commissioned anthem written to celebrate the return of choral singing in York Minster for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown. The members of the choir have been unableContinue reading “York Minster Choir”

Luna Cinema at Castle Howard

Families watch a socially distanced screening of The Greatest Showman during a very wet and windy evening at the Luna Cinema movie experience at Castle Howard yesterday… Images (c) Ian Forsyth / Getty Images See more of my work in my galleries & blog at Room 2850 All rights reserved. No usage without arrangement.

The Butterfly Effect

Spent a short time this afternoon shooting over my fence into an area of overgrown land that borders my back garden trying to get a few of the butterflies that are common there at this time of year. They’re certainly tricky to shoot but I was able to get a Tortoiseshell Butterfly, a Peacock ButterflyContinue reading “The Butterfly Effect”

Closure of the Bradley Open Cast Mine

Today was the final day of mining operations at the Bradley Open Cast Mine near Consett. The Banks Group, who own the mine had applied for permission to extend the life of its last mine in England until 2021 but the application was turned down earlier this summer. The last coal will be extracted today,Continue reading “Closure of the Bradley Open Cast Mine”

Sam Fender

Sam Fender performs at the Virgin Money Unity Arena on August 13, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in what is the first performance at a socially distanced music venue. On assignment for Getty Images Entertainment I was sent along to shoot a few from the gig… Images (c) Ian Forsyth / Getty Images See moreContinue reading “Sam Fender”