North Norfolk photographer. Specialising in Creative Coastal Landscapes and photography workshops. Qualified Member of SWPP. Published and Award Winning.
Norfolk Coast and Beaches
The Norfolk coastal landscape stretches for 90 miles (93 when the tide's out!) Standing on Norfolk’s beaches more often than not we find space, freedom, autonomy.
I personally favour Happisburgh for its ever changing landscapes. The rapidly eroding cliffs at Happisburgh a few ago revealed 850,000-year-old human footprints, the oldest yet found beyond Africa.
To the west of the coastline, erosion on the beach at Holme and Thornham at the turn of the century uncovered Seahenge, a cryptic circle of oaks erected in the bronze age, possibly for funeral rites. These ancient marks, and the uncertainty around them, challenge and thrill us.
And then central along the Norfolk coastline is Cromer. Cromer is a victorian seaside resort with a splendid pier, and old-fashioned amusements.
Happisburgh Sea Defenses and Erosion
Happisburgh Photo Impressionism
Thornham Quayside at Sunset
Thornham Harbour Flooded at Hightide
Cromer at Sunrise
Happisburgh Slipway collasped 2018
Holkham at Sunrise
Norwich City is the hub of Norfolk and it is just a short 30 minutes drive to the coast. A personally love of mine is visiting the many National Trust properties in Norfolk such as Sheringham Park, which provides the ideal backdrop to enjoy the Norfolk coastal views
Blickling Hall too is another National Trust favourite of mine. Its a beautiful historic house in North Norfolk with a huge lake, a park accessible for cycling and walking and stunning gardens. It is also said to be haunted by Anne Boleyn
The Broads National Park has scenic waterways, rare wildlife and rich history. One special place for me to visit at sunset is How Hill -especially during the winter months when many of the boats are dry docked.
The How Hill Estate is a study centre with a fine large, thatched Edwardian house set in acres of reed, marsh, woodland and a small broad, together with a marshman's cottage, secret garden and three restored drainage mills. Further details can be found here https://howhilltrust.org.uk
I have been fortunate to be in the right place and at the right time. With a good pair of walking boots and lots of energy, I have visited many great places in the UK; including The Lake District, The Peaks, Scotland and right here in North Norfolk. I have quite a collection of landscape images taken over the years but these are just a few of the popular recent photos.
If I had to choose a favourite area it would have to be The Lake District as it's jam packed with photogenic locations; from the lakes and fells to waterfalls and caves. If you get the chance please do visit the two Langdale valleys: Great Langdale and Little Langdale. Both are picturesque but in different ways as they have different features. Great Langdale is a long, U- shaped glacial valley, so it has steep sides and a wide flat bottom valley. Little Langdale is separate from Great Langdale by Lingmoor Fell. In my opinion, no one should visit The Lakes District without saying hello to Blea Tarn, Side Pike, Slater's Bridge and the famous Cathedral Cave. Take your camera. It's all about getting out there and enjoying the moment.
Please do check the page from time to time as I aim to share my up and coming visits- the next being The Peaks in Autumn 2018
Ashness Bridge Keswick
This is a traditional stone-built bridge on the single-track road from the Borrowdale road (B5289) to Watendiath in the Lake District
Dunvegan Castle Isle of Skye
Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
The Sligachans Isle of Skye
The Sligachans have been admired by many. Nestled amongst the Red and Black Cuillins in the Isle of Skye
Blea Tarn Lake District
Blea Tarn is one of the easiest to visit, with a convenient car park on the Little Langdale to Great Langdale road. It has a backdrop of the Langdale Pikes, being at the very heart of wild Lakeland
Sunset on the Isle of Skye
Castle Crag Lake District
Castle Crag is described as a hill in the North Western Fells of the English Lake District. It is the smallest hill at below 1,000 feet. Well worth the walk for the views
Neist Point Isle of Skye
Neist Point is situated in the West Coast of Skye in the area known as ‘Durinish’.
Iceland road trip in March 2017
in this years full pack week Iceland Tour 2017 we covered these iconic areas
Arnarstapi sea arch, Black and white Budir Church, Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall Sunset: Triangular Emergency Shelter, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Sejlandfoss Waterfall, Skogafoss Waterfall, Vik Church and sea stacks, Kirkjufjara Beach, Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon; Vestrahorn: Stokksnes Jokulsarlon Ice Lagoon, Icelandic horses, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Brekkusgogur, and Oxararfoss Waterfall.
I hope you enjoy viewing and should you wish to visit Iceland in the future why not drop me a line as myself and fellow photographers may well have something planned for 2018 - news to follow very soon!
Iceland March 2017
What can I say - simply a trip of a lifetime A must for any photographer and lover of natural beauty!
Portrait Project Work
In addition to my first love of being down on the coast, I love nothing better than meeting up with models and make up artist to create colourful images. This year my aim is to be more competent in gel flash work and work towards gaining my higher qualification in photography - ASWPP - Associate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.
I have had several images published in a variety of magazines over the years, I have even got an album cover to add to my portfolio. Check this out for great sounding vibes from the Doggett Brothers http://www.thedoggettbrothers.com
Would you like to see more of my images? Then why not go to Purpleport where you'll find more of my past work and read me great references on https://purpleport.com
I would love to hear from you if you would like to work collabratively with me Thanks for looking and I hope you have enjoyed.