Stepping to the left hand side of these groynes (see earlier picture) you got quite a different photograph…mainly because you are shooting more into the sun.
I was in Norfolk for a couple of days over the weekend for our works Christmas do and actually managed to get up for sunrise! It always helps that I don’t sleep well in a new bed.
Anyhow, I was in Gorleston-on-Sea and had taken the trouble to look at a Google map of the area and had convinced myself I was in Lowestoft so I could shoot the pier…I wasn’t and I couldn’t!
So these groynes were the next best thing!
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Was working in Great Yarmouth so stopped off on the way home at Caister-on-Sea to photograph the sand-dunes with my infra-red camera.
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…
We took a walk around Walton on the Naze this afternoon on the Essex coast, We had some very pleasant October weather, and it only poured down on us once ;-).
And yes, I know the horizon is smack bang in the middle, thank you for noticing 😉
Looking down into the sea at Manningtree from the top of these stairs did not look anything like this…I think browny grey would be a better description of the colour. It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of photoshop – it now looks like the pool that the baby was in on the Nirvana album cover.
I had a job interview in Suffolk today so took advantage and drove up the coast to Sizewell to have a look at the Nuclear Power Station there.
I spent a lot of my youth listening to various punk bands rail against nuclear power and, particularly Sizewell B, which was being built in the mid 80’s, so it was very interesting for me to visit, and I’m glad I did. It’s a bit of a photographers dream the area, you have the nuclear power plants (Sizewell A and Sizewell B), you have the sea, you have a couple of, on first glance, oil rigs close in, lots of rare plants and then various fishing boats and winding paraphernalia to photograph.
The weather wasn’t the best today…but that helped – the dark clouds giving a more oppressive feeling to the area…and it only rained little on me, which is always good.
Todays main picture is a long exposure of these two off-shore platforms looking away from the power station.
Handholding a shot for a second is not recommended…but I had deliberately set out without my tripod, I’d left it in the car…then I saw this view and thought I’d like to at least try and get this shot. I had to reduce the ISO to 50 to get the slow shutter speed and I then took a series of shots with the camera jammed against my face whilst trying not to breath 😉
You can tell this is the East coast at the moment by the size of the waves! This was taken at Walton On The Naze in Essex.
The stories say that back in the 1600’s these oak trees, situated behind the old (now disused) church, were used to hang people. They lived until 1953 when the sea broke the seas defenses and flooded the area, killing the trees. They really are a spooky, strange sight with their crooked dead limbs stretching up into the sky. Definitely a place to revisit when the weather is a bit better.
Here’s a black and white and long exposure shot as well: