Hands up if you like surfing…?

So I was out today for a couple of hours shooting at a local spot close to me that many who surf the east coast will know about and one which on the right swell, always delivers…today’s lucky winners who scored when I was there were father and son chargers Gary and Evan Rogers andContinue reading “Hands up if you like surfing…?”

Durham Regatta

Rowers from universities and rowing clubs across the country take part in the 183rd annual regatta on the River Wear in Durham this weekend. The present regatta dates back to 1834 and is the second oldest in the country with racing taking place over two days on the river between Prebends Bridge and Pelaw WoodContinue reading “Durham Regatta”

Redcar Land Sailing Regatta

Land sailing events in Redcar date back as far as 1909 and the sport still maintains a strong following of enthusiasts who travel all over the country to compete in various events. This weekend saw the Redcar regatta take place which is held on the wide open sandy beach of Coatham Sands…   See moreContinue reading “Redcar Land Sailing Regatta”

Durham Regatta

Durham Regatta has its origins in the annual procession of boats, originally organised by the Sheriff of County Durham and the Rt. Hon. William Lloyd Wharton, in June 1815 to celebrate the victory at the Battle of Waterloo. The event included the firing of cannon and a meal with beer for those who had foughtContinue reading “Durham Regatta”

Boxing Clever

I was in Horden in County Durham a couple of days ago on assignment for Getty Images shooting material for a pre-election feature on the town. During the day that I spent there I came across a boxing club and after a little digging found out that it was open later that evening so IContinue reading “Boxing Clever”

Quote the surf

“Wiping out is an underappreciated skill” Laird Hamilton   See more of my photography on my website and blogs via the link…. HERE Copyright Ian Forsyth. No usage without arrangement.

Quote the surf

“I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea” Captain James Cooke See more of my photography on my website and blogs via the link….. HERE Copyright Ian Forsyth. No usage without arrangement.

Quote the surf

  “It’s all about where your mind’s at.”     See more of my photography on my website and blogs via the link….. HERE Copyright Ian Forsyth. No usage without arrangement.

Behind the Job – Middleham Gallops

So to continue something new that I’ve started recently here on ‘Room 2850‘ where I pick some of the stories I’ve covered and then explain a little bit about how I came to get a particular shot we head down to a beautiful part of the North Yorkshire countryside for a snowy start to theContinue reading “Behind the Job – Middleham Gallops”

The Yorkshire effect

The helicopters buzzing around overhead indicated that it was getting closer. That finally and after many hours the waiting was almost over. The relentless rise of cheering voices, the sound of whistles blowing and of cow bells being rung let everyone knew that it was almost upon them. The cars and motorbikes sped past. PoliceContinue reading “The Yorkshire effect”