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 ‘L’ 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”

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.

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”

Beckett’s First Love

The Park Bench Theatre perform Samuel Beckett’s First Love during an open air play in a socially distanced covid secure space in Rowntree Park on August 12, 2020 in York, England. As coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased in many areas, the theatre and the arts sectors begin to re-start their businesses. First Love is aContinue reading “Beckett’s First Love”

Behind the Shot : The Drive-In

Sometimes a simple piece of equipment can lend itself to making a different shot from an unusual angle. In this Behind the Shot I’ll be looking at a simple but effective technique I used for this shot from a drive-in movie tour I covered that stopped off at a long-stay car park at Newcastle airport.Continue reading “Behind the Shot : The Drive-In”

Storm Clouds over Saltburn

Living on the coast offers much. One of the main attractions for me is the weather. It can go from bright and sunny one minute to dark, brooding storm clouds the next. Today was one such day. The south westerly winds blew at pace across the sky bringing with it thunder clouds and intermittent heavyContinue reading “Storm Clouds over Saltburn”