Sunday, 7 July 2019
After finishing at Hunstanton, I thought that I might as well make a night of it. So I drove to Cromer, had three uncomfortable hours of non-sleep in the back of my car, and was ready with my camera an hour before sunrise. It was high tide. I started off by taking advantage of the low light for some minimalist long exposure shots. As the sun started to rise, I used what little beach was accessible to take slow shutter shots of the waves. Sadly - and despite the overnight wind that had helped keep me awake - the low cloud had persisted, so the sunrise was not exactly spectacular. By 5.30 the sun was too high and harsh to make interesting shots, so it was time for home and breakfast.
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
With the prospect of clear skies and a lowering tide around sunset; on Saturday, I headed to Hunstanton for a little evening landscape photography. The plan was to wait until the low sun bathed the cliffs in warm light and use the beach rocks, or whatever, as foreground. 'Whatever' turned out to be the remains of a wrecked boat. So, I had the scene. What I lacked in the end was the light. As often happens at the coast, a low band of cloud sat on the horizon, covering the sun before it gave the best light. Oh well, if it was easy, everyone would do it.
Friday, 28 June 2019
A few images from a rather disappointing day at Lackford Lakes. No Kingfishers to be seen. I had a few glimpses of a Hobby, too distant to even consider a photo. Luckily I was able to find lots of damselflies, the occasional dragonfly, a rather confiding young rabbit and a tree-rat.
Friday, 14 June 2019
Strawberry Fair seemed to get a lot busier a lot quicker this year than in previous years. Generally, it starts fairly quietly and really begins to fill up after about 4pm. This year it was quite busy by 2pm. This made picking individuals out of the crowd more of a challenge. On the plus side, there was a few more characters to chose from.
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
At the start of the month, when is was sunny and hot, I spent over 6 hours at Strawberry Fair photographing the acts and the audience. I shot over a thousand frames and have spent the last 2 weeks whittling them down to two blog posts. This first one concentrates on the performers..
Thursday, 30 May 2019
It was a rather breezy morning when I visited Sharpenhoe Clappers. I managed to find a few insects that held still long enough for a shot. The changing light and breezy on the growing crops also gave some interesting shots of the surrounding fields.