Coast People – Life on the north east coast

As many of you will know I have been planning to produce a book about a project that I have been working on for a number of years called ‘Coast People’. Initially things with the publishers were going well and the layouts and text were all sorted and it was starting to take shape. HoweverContinue reading “Coast People – Life on the north east coast”

Ironopolis – The day the steel stopped

As the steelworkers from ‘C’ shift prepared themselves to carry out the final coke push on oven 64 at the SSI UK steel works at Redcar this week they were not only starting the process by which the ovens would gradually cool down rendering them useless for any future use but it was also markingContinue reading “Ironopolis – The day the steel stopped”

Behind the Scenes – The NYMR

A look at the hard work that goes on behind the scenes with the dedicated volunteers, staff, firemen and drivers at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway who start each day at 5am at the engine sheds in Grosmont to ensure that all the steam locomotives used are fired up and ready to go and are inContinue reading “Behind the Scenes – The NYMR”

A buzz in the air

Bees have been flying around for something like 30 million years. Through evolutionary development they have become one of the most finely tuned and organised insects on the planet. Exquisitely adapted to their environment and perfectly in tune with their surroundings. The end product of all their labour and one that mankind has utilised forContinue reading “A buzz in the air”

Sunderland International Air Show – 2015

Running over three days on and above the seafronts at Roker and Seaburn on the north east coast of England the Sunderland International Air show is the largest free airshow in Europe and brings together an impressive display of aircraft from across the world to entertain the thousands of visitors who are expected to attendContinue reading “Sunderland International Air Show – 2015”

First day – Great Yorkshire Show 2015

England’s premier agricultural show opened it’s gates today for the start of three days of showcasing the best in British farming and the countryside. The event, which attracts over 130,000 visitors each year displays the cream of the country’s livestock and offers numerous displays and events giving the opportunity for visitors to see many differentContinue reading “First day – Great Yorkshire Show 2015”

Nagar Kirtan

Hundreds of members of the Sikh community celebrate the Nagar Kirtan Sikh Festival in Middlesbrough today with a parade through the town. The festival celebrates love, happiness, and peace, from people from all backgrounds and religions.     See more of my work on my website and blogs…. HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth. No usageContinue reading “Nagar Kirtan”

Waterside

A few coming through today at Saltburn was a good reason to spend the day surfing and then getting back in to shoot a few waterside…   All the shots in this set were taken using a Fujifilm_X_Pro 1 camera with an 18mm f2 lens inside a Dicapac WP_S3 waterproof case. #Eastbound See more of my workContinue reading “Waterside”

Appleby Horse Fair

The Appleby Horse Fair is an annual gathering for Gypsy, Romany and the travelling communities. The event has existed under the protection of a charter granted by James II since 1685 and it remains one of the key meeting points for these communities. Around 10,000 travellers are expected to attend the week long event whoContinue reading “Appleby Horse Fair”

Pickering Game and Country Fair

One of the first country shows in North Yorkshire took place over this weekend as the Pickering Game and Country show got underway. Set in acres of parkland close to the North Yorkshire Moors this annual event celebrates all aspects of the countryside and offers an opportunity for visitors to watch and experience much of whatContinue reading “Pickering Game and Country Fair”