Saturday, June 30, 2012

Eastbourne Eventually

 Very disappointed that we got so held up by traffic queues that we were unable to get to Roy King's Memorial tea in Sutton. As well as the jams, my sat. nav. decided to malfunction showing us to be a few hundred yards from our position all the time! Eventually we got to Eastbourne and enjoyed some evening light on and around the pier.

Friday, June 29, 2012


 I went up to London today to help hang The London Salon Exhibition at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden. Beautiful skies so couldn't resist the views. There was a lot of artificial turf and various coloured sands around on the South Bank. Otherwise there is always time to read the paper.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Felbrigg and Cromer

Two interiors from Felbrigg Hall. It is good that the National Trust now allow interior photography.

Cromer in the evening just before going off to Holt to lecture. Same position, different lenses: left one with the 15mm fish-eye and right one with 24mm lens. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Blickling and Felbrigg Halls

 Decided to use my National Trust card and visit two properties near Holt.Blicking had the more attractive exterior; Felbrigg is smaller and more compact.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hunstanton Iconic Buildings

Hunstanton is due to refresh its various shops, building, Kiosks etc to improve its image but I suspect the Oasis Centre, Pier, Bandstand and Lighthouse will remain untouched.

Shapes and Contrasts

 A few shapes and patterns from the Oasis centre at Hunstanton.

Monday, June 25, 2012


In North Norfolk to give some lectures basing myself in Hunstanton. Grey day which seemed to accentuate the solitary nature of the few figures on the beach. They obviously like their trees here as in Gorky Park Moscow. I liked the designer pink tongue of dog to go with rest of outfit.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Paxton Pits - Nightingale, Scarce Chaser and Diving Terns

 Paxton Pits was alive with damselflies and dragonflies yesterday morning. A Nightingale stayed long enough in a thorn bush to capture it with food for its young. This is my first photo of a Scarce Chaser - a common dragonfly species at Paxton pits but, like the Nightingale, not common elsewhere. The Common Terns were dipping into the water picking up dragonflies . I was fascinated by their reflections as well as the poses.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wet Evening in Lyme Regis

 We went into Lyme Regis during our CCC trip to Dorset, hoping for a good sunset and light for long exposures etc. As we arrived the rain started and got heavier till we were forced to abandon photography and head back to Kingcombe. It did produce some atmospheric shots. The first, a favourite from the evening, is a straight shot - the result of using a 10-stop neutral density filter and not focusing before putting on the filter. The other shots have only been processed quickly in Lightroom -I will reprocess with Nik software when I get it loaded on my new PC.
I have put together a book of images from Kingcombe area yesterday evening - really as an experiment doing a Blurb book direct from Lightroom 4 - very quick to do but not quite as flexible.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Higher Kingcombe Lodge

 Many thanks to Andrea for another splendid long weekend at Higher Kingcombe Lodge. A party from the
Cambridge Camera club filled the 7 en-suite units in the stable block with an overflow into Kincombe centre. With our meals provided in a large dining/living room available all day for our use, it is an excellent place to base our photographic holiday. I can recommend  Higher Kingcombe Lodge to anyone wanting bed and breakfast or full board accommodation. The lodge overlooks seven fishing lakes looking very attractive in the morning sunshine.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hirundines at Kingcombe Lodge Lakes

 A definite challenge trying to capture the moment when the Swallows and House Martins touch the surface of the Lake to pick up water. Great fun as they do great acrobatic tricks as they emerge.

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so