beach

On my way back from Great Yarmouth this evening I stopped off very briefly at Covehithe in Suffolk to have a look at the trees that have been sucked into the sea by erosion…as you will see, in the part of the coast I was on there really wasn’t much to see.


I popped over to Walton on the Naze this afternoon to try and photograph the old pill boxes and bunkers that have fallen into the sea following the erosion of the coast. Last time I had a look at these was about a year ago…they’ve really suffered at the hands of the sea since then, although the tide hadn’t gone out far enough for me to photograph the bunkers that still remain. The added bonus was the sunset. More after the break…

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Today’s trip out was our regular visit to Aldeburgh for fish and chips, and then a visit to Snape for a look at the River Alde there.

I have taken The Scallop before but went bananas on the processing today…too much? I like it so it stays 😉

More photos after the break…

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Another day trip to Great Yarmouth allowed me 10 minutes before my meeting to trot onto the front and photograph the windfarm in the distance.


I was in Great Yarmouth on business (I know – last month California and Texas, this month North Norfolk – globe trotter 😉 ) today and had 10 minutes at lunchtime to pop down to the beach…which, on a cool (but bright) November day was, not surprisingly, deserted.

It was still nice to take in a bit of sea air though…


It was my birthday yesterday so Debbie and I travelled out to the North Norfolk coast to have a look around.

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I took another stroll down the beach at Lower Holbrook. On my way back to the car I met these two gentlemen heading out for some birding. Unfortunately they had misjudged the tide completely. with the tide being pretty much all the way out. They asked me if I had seen much and I advised that there didn’t seem to be much bird life going on. They continued on their way and I took this shot a few minutes later – I love the fact that one of the gents appears to be having a tantrum about the position of the tide 😉


I took a quick trot down to Lower Holbrook and my stretch of beach this lunchtime armed with my 2 cameras, one digital, one film and my 16 stop ND filter. This shot took 350 seconds to take..just short of 6 minutes. You then have to wait another 6 minutes whilst the camera sorts out all the noise issues this length of exposure takes – so in all the actual physical taking of the photograph took 12 minutes, give or take. I was going to turn this black and white…in fact I did, but didn’t like its look so reverted it to colour.

Whilst I was waiting for the digital camera to do its stuff I finished off my first black and white film with my new, old film camera. Hopefully this will be winging its way to be developed tomorrow, I can then gaze at a bunch of blank pieces of card as I try and work out what went wrong 😉

Because things regularly go wrong…I took a second long exposure shot after this one…but forgot to cover up the eye piece viewfinder  meaning that light leaked into the camera and ruined the second shot…it was then time to pack up and dash back to work…


Not all is quite as it seems in this shot of shells found on the beach at Walton on the Naze. The shot was taken in our spare bedroom and lit with a small torch. The shells are genuinely from Walton On The Naze, the pebbles, well actually they came out of a packet 😉

Click below to see the behind the scenes shot of where it was taken!

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12Oct

282/365 Warkworth, Northumberland – The Birling Carrs

We had a week away this last week, hence the updates to the web site are late, however, we will catch up over the next few days.

Our first day there saw us arrive in time to get down onto the beach for sunset and we were treated to a really good one. This is a shot of Warkworth beach and some of the rocks that make up the Birling Carrs.

Birling Carrs Rocks, Warkworth Sunset