With the Norfolk Broads only 15 minutes down the road from me, I have a wealth of photographic inspiration to call upon.
A few years ago, I spent a lot of time on the Norfolk coast, and I still love visiting when I can, but living in Norwich, I now realize I have never investigated the Norfolk Broads nearly thoroughly enough.
Sure, over the years I have been on day boats and shot my fair share of images, but it’s only since the 2020 pandemic that I have begun to truly appreciate all the Norfolk Broads have to offer. This is also thanks to my boyfriend who really loves the Norfolk Broads, having sailed them since he was a boy. He knows them well, and has been a good guide. He is my spotter, my extra pair of eyes. I recommend a good spotter when you are out taking photographs. I know I would have missed kingfishers, owls, deer and much more had I not had him by my side. He loves nature, and has taught me so much. While I’m staring at the sky, working out composition, or trying to attain the best angle, he is shouting at me to look to the right, the left, north, or just by that bush or tree!
The images shown above, are of St Benet’s Abbey ruins, winter sunsets reflected in streams near the Abbey and a view of Thurne Mill beneath a sail. All are available to buy via the link. Choose your format/frame/mount colour – free UK delivery.
A picture is worth a thousand words so they say. It is hard to convey the real beauty of places in one picture. But also, quality over quantity, so it’s important to consider each image carefully, to show the scene uniquely from your own viewpoint.
Although of course, I want to sell my work, I don’t solely think about this when I am out photographing in the wilds of Norfolk. When I am out on the marshes, my primary goal is to create something unique. To grasp a moment in time that will never happen again and show it.
While (hopefully) there will be many more sunsets to enjoy, the sky will never quite look the same as it did on the evening I shot the images above. This makes them truly unique. There will never be a moment again when I capture Thurne Mill from this exact spot, beneath a sail. The light will never fall exactly as it did on St Benet’s Abbey ruins from this exact angle.
This is what addicts me to photography, the uniqueness of each moment, and the image created from it.
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