Snowdrops at Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk – a photographic wander…
Bright sunshine led us to Walsingham Abbey on Sunday afternoon. Trailing through the trees and lighting up the snowdrops with its warmth. Aconites with their bright yellow, reflecting it back.
Every now and then you think you are actually walking through snow, the carpet of white tricks the eye.
Snowdrops are such perfect little flowers, a wonder of Mother Nature. Set against old stone walls, fallen logs, moss and trees, there are plenty of backdrops to photograph them against.
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Black and white images of the north Norfolk coast.
There is often drama in the big Norfolk skies and it is particularly dramatic when photographed in black and white.
While most of my landscapes are shot in colour, sometimes an image truly lends itself to mono.
Below are two of my prints I’ve picked out to show off this week. Both were shot at Wells-next-the-sea on the north Norfolk coast. The first shows cumulus cloud hovering over East Hills and the second is shot from East Hills looking out toward the old RNLI Lifeboat House (which is currently being replaced with a new one).
The Norfolk coast is wild and dramatic all year round. The expansive beaches and massive skies give you a true sense of freedom. You can lose yourself out there and it is where I go when I want to escape.
These prints mean you can gaze at the view from your home or office space and feel free wherever you are.
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Spring is at last beginning to spring into life after what has seemed a very long winter to me.
As a photographer, I love all seasons but I have to say, the long gloomy days this winter just haven’t been as inspiring for me. Although I did carry on shooting (it’s impossible for me to stop), my mojo did wane somewhat.
Every season brings something worth seeing, if it isn’t obvious, you have to go look for it. I live by the river which makes things easier. There are always the swans, geese, cormorants, and pigeons to spot. Never have I been more thankful to see the blossom again, and the wild flowers beginning to burst into life.
I guess the state of the world has to have a bearing on the mood this winter. First came the pandemic and now of course war. Even though we are far removed from the wars in other parts of the world. The thought of others suffering wherever they are, takes a toll on the psyche.
So I am going to cease moaning about what a long difficult winter it was and start to celebrate spring. We are lucky to be here and especially lucky to be living in Norfolk.
This weekend there will be blue sky and the daffodils are blooming all around the city. Yesterday we took a walk along the River Wensum, down past Cow Tower which is one of my favourite spots to see them.
Only a few days earlier, we were lucky enough to spot a Kingfisher along the banks of the Wensum. I spent the whole of 2021 looking out for Kingfishers only to see a few from a very long distance away. This time, I had my baby Canon ready to shoot. I am not really a wildlife photographer, as in, it is not a speciality of mine, so I was mighty chuffed to capture a Kingfisher as they are rare to see and even more difficult to photograph.
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Life is always busy but over the past couple of weeks it has been even busier as I have been populating this website with more notebooks, cards and now wall art – all featuring my images.
I have been a photographer for the best part of my life but it is only in the last 12 years or so that it has become my main occupation, along with writing.
Most of my photography shows my deep love of Norfolk, particularly the coast but increasingly the city of Norwich too as I came to live alongside the River Wensum two years ago. I have actually lived in Norfolk for 30 years. Although I know it well, I am constantly discovering new things to love about this incredible county.
If asked, I tend to say I am a landscape photographer but the truth is, I am passionate about most kinds of photography so you can expect to see a real mix as the website evolves further. My sneaky pleasure is street photography but I will talk about that and my influences (both famous and local) in later posts.
This site will also include wildlife and street photography, I just haven’t started uploading many of those yet (but you will find some seals…) so please be patient with me if that is your thing.
Many people have a love of photography and want to learn more about it so I will share some tips on that too if you are a beginner. Please don’t be shy to ask if you have any questions. I may not be a technical expert in all areas but if I don’t know the answer, I have photography friends who will know for sure.
This website isn’t only about my photography and products, my alter ego is @PetraKidd who writes short stories. I want to make this website a great place to discover new authors and books, both local and from all over the world. It is writing that led me to create notebooks. I love to use a nice tactile notebook to jot my ideas down so it made sense to create my own collection.
In a world full of troubles, it’s good to escape sometimes into the world of art so I hope you will enjoy your visits to this website.
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