Monday, 28 February 2011


Monday 28th February.

Following a failed visit to a wet and windy Trimingham Beach i photographed this yellow rose indoors by available light.

Sunday, 27 February 2011


Sunday 27th February.

An early morning trip to Cart Gap on the Norfolk Coast for a sunrise turned out to be a disappointment as cloud and sea mist clung to the coastline. The sun not appearing above the clouds till well after 8am so missing the best part of the morning.

Under a Groyne on Walcott Beach, Norfolk.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Red Rose

Saturday 26th February.

Photographed in Available window light against a black background.

Friday, 25 February 2011


Make a note of it in your diary.
Photography by Three Norfolk based Photographers.
Bill Pound, Stephen Mole and Paul Macro.
Free entry but usual car park fees for non National Trust Members.

Cley Beach, North Norfolk.

Friday 25th February.

Cley Beach on the North Norfolk Coast.

Cley-Next-The-Sea is a perfectly preserved village between Blakeney and Salthouse on the north Norfolk coast.

A former ancient port on the River Glaven, the village has been left relatively unchanged since medieval times. It has a wealth of old buildings including the cathedral like St Margaret’s parish church and Cley Windmill.

The main part of the village is a pleasure to wander and is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Carnation Dianthus caryophyllus

Thursday 24th February.

Dianthus caryophyllus (Clove Pink) is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 years. It is the wild ancestor of the garden Carnation.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall. The leaves are glaucous greyish green to blue-green, slender, up to 15 cm long. The flowers are produced singly or up to five together in a cyme; they are 3–5 cm diameter, and sweetly scented; the original natural flower colour is bright pinkish-purple, but cultivars of other colours, including red, white, yellow and green, have been developed.

Woodland Snowdrops

Wednesday 23rd February.

Snowdrops in a small copse close to centre of Dereham,Norfolk.

All species of Galanthus are perennial, herbaceous plants which grow from bulbs. Each bulb generally produces just two or three linear leaves and an erect, leafless scape (flowering stalk), which bears at the top a pair of bract-like spathe valves joined by a papery membrane. From between them emerges a solitary, pendulous, bell-shaped white flower, held on a slender pedicel. The flower has no petals: it consists of six tepals, the outer three being larger and more convex than the inner series. The six anthers open by pores or short slits. The ovary is three-celled, ripening into a three-celled capsule. Each whitish seed has a small, fleshy tail (elaiosome) containing substances attractive to ants which distribute the seeds

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

NNR and WELLS next the SEA

Tuesday 22nd February.

A cold dull day with poor light, starting on the road between Sherringham and Weybourne i caught the J15 steaming its way towards Weytbourne station. After that it was on to Wells next the Sea for the harbour image.

J15 0-6-0 - 65462
This Class of engine was a Worsdell design for the Great Eastern Railway, originally introduced in 1883, later modified by Holden. Our, now unique, J15 engine was built at Stratford in 1912, as No. 564. The engine carried several running numbers (LNER 7564 & BR 65462) before withdrawal in 1962, having outlived many other, more modern, types of locomotive.

The Harbour is on the North Norfolk Coast. It is used by a small fishing fleet and by visiting commercial and fishing vessels, including vessels engaged in surveys, crew transfer or safety boat operations. The harbour also caters for a growing number of leisure craft which are both local boats and an increasing amount of visiting craft. Coastal trips to see the seals at Blakeney Point and chartered fishing and diving trips are also available in the high season. Berthed at the quay is the historic vessel Albatros. The vessel is used for a variety of functions including charters, cruises and sometime just as a venue for entertaining.

Monday, 21 February 2011


An Exhibition of Landscape and Wildlife images from Norfolk and Beyond in Canvas and Print. Tuesday 3rd May to Monday 9th May at National Trusts Blickling Hall. Entry to exhibition is free but if your not a National; Trust Member the usual car park fees apply.
Come along and say hello and see my latest work also quality greetings cards on sale.
For further details contact me at


Monday 21st February.
A cold miserable day so resorted to grabbing some Graffiti images from a local playground.

Graffiti at Dereham Playground.
Graffiti is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti is any type of public markings that may appear in the forms of simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Graffiti has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

North Norfolk Railways.

Sunday 20th February.

The North Norfolk Railway offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train (vintage diesel trains on some journeys) through a delightful area of North Norfolk designated as being of outstanding natural beauty. To the south are wooded hills and the Norfolk beauty spots of Kelling Heath and Sheringham Park. To the north, the sea. All within easy walking distance from the various stations. The flowers are a sight to see throughout the year. In spring and early summer there are primroses, bluebells and the yellow gorse. Later in the year the poppies abound and are set off by the mauve heathers. Enjoy a ride on an historic steam train - you can break your journey to look around the stations and marvel at the steam laden atmosphere from a bygone age.

Diesel Railbus E79960
Class Type DRB 4W Company BR
Builder Waggon und Masshienenbau
Built 1958
Railbuses are a very lightweight type of Diesel multiple unit Railcar designed for use specifically on little-used railway lines, and as the name suggests share many aspects of their construction with a bus, sometimes having a bus, or modified bus body, and having four wheels on a fixed base, instead of on bogies.
In the late 1950s, British Rail tested a series of small Railbuses, produced by a variety of manufacturers.
Twenty-two diesel railbuses were built for BR in a range of differing designs by one German and four British companies.
E79960 was one of five built by the German company, Waggon- und Maschinenbau. It was allocated to the Eastern Region of BR at Cambridge.
These proved to be very economical, but also somewhat unreliable. The lines they worked on were mainly closed by during the 'Beeching Cuts' and, being non-standard, they were all withdrawn in the mid-1960s, before being allocated TOPS classifications.

J15 0-6-0 - 65462

Class J15 Wheel arrangement 0-6-0
Company GER Builder Stratford
Built 1912 Owner M&GNJRS
This Class of engine was a Worsdell design for the Great Eastern Railway, originally introduced in 1883, later modified by Holden. Our, now unique, J15 engine was built at Stratford in 1912, as No. 564. The engine carried several running numbers (LNER 7564 & BR 65462) before withdrawal in 1962, having outlived many other, more modern, types of locomotive.

Combination of Steam Train and Station Lantern.

A touch of humour found at Weybourne Station.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Mid-Norfolk Railways

Saturday 19th February.

A Mixed Traffic Event on The Mid-Norfolk Railway Line between Dereham and Wymondham Abbey. These photos were taken in the rain at Thuxton Station, Norfolk.

Class: 50
Numbers Carried: D419, 50019
Status: Operational
Current Livery: BR Blue (Large Logo)
Builder: English Electric Co Ltd
Built in: 1968
Power: 2750hp

Class: 31
Numbers Carried: D5557, 31139, 31438, 31538
Status: Operational
Current Livery: BR Blue
Builder: Brush Electrical Engineering Co
Built in: 1959
Power: 1470hp

Class: 50
Numbers Carried: D419, 50019
Status: Operational
Current Livery: BR Blue (Large Logo)
Builder: English Electric Co Ltd
Built in: 1968
Power: 2750hp

Friday, 18 February 2011


Friday 18th February.

Another early start this morning and arrived at Happisburgh at 6-30am, a cold and dull morning and no colour at all in the sky. It was high tide and barely able to get off bottom of steps.
Then i moved on to Walcott where a gale was blowing but managed a few groyne photos.

Walcott Beach Groyne, Norfolk.

Thursday, 17 February 2011


17th February.
I arranged to meet David from David Blake Photography at Southwold Pier for a sunrise session but the drive down was foggy and sunrise came and went without seeing it. A few photos were taken of the pier but the we couldnt see the end of the pier.
We then went off in search of another location and ended up at Kessingland and walked what seemed like miles along the beach but happy with the images taken.

Dead Trees in the surf off Kessingland Beach, Suffolk.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


16th February.
A bright sunny walk first along Sherringham Beach.

And then to East Runton and walked along the beach to Cromer.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Brancaster Beach

15th February.
A bright and windy morning spent on Brancaster Beach on the North Norfolk Coast. Beach Huts nestled amongst the sand dunes.

Monday, 14 February 2011


Monday 14th February.
Visited Pensthorpe Reserve today and spent time in the Woodland Hide.

The Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The Brambling is similar in size and shape to a Chaffinch. Breeding-plumaged male Bramblings are very distinctive, with a black head, dark upperparts, orange breast and white belly

The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), also called by a wide variety of other names, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae,The Chaffinch's large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 14–16 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.

Cart Gap

Sunday 13th February.
Sunrise on Cart Gap beach on the East Norfolk Coast.

Friday, 11 February 2011