Seals at Waxham Beach

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The New Year has arrived and at the weekend I decided that I would take a journey to the coast and dust off my camera. It was a wonderful opportunity to witness the seals and to capture some images. I had initially intended to visit Horsey Beach which is one of the many unspoilt and wonderfully quiet sandy Norfolk beaches on the east coast of the UK but when I arrived the car park was full and there was a long queue of cars waiting to get in. At this point I was tempted to drive away and head back home, but my travelling companion suggested that we drove on further and see if we could possibly park up further along the coast….then BINGO! We arrived at Waxham, a few miles up the road from Horsey. I didn’t hold much hope for seeing any seals and when we walked onto the beach, it was deserted…no people & no seals.

Walking along the beach on a mild January afternoon was a pleasure in itself but after 10 minutes of walking we could see what looked like big rocks in the distance. I changed the lens on my camera to my 200mm and could see that what initially appeared to be rocks  were in fact seals…the long journey had been worthwhile after all.

It was a real pleasure being able to photograph these seals, it is so much nicer to photograph an animal in its natural surroundings as opposed to a zoo and I think that the images look far superior. An enjoyable afternoon and I would urge anyone to visit who is near the area and has a keen interest in nature and wildlife.

 

Waxham Beach – Explore Norfolk

 

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Winter Garden

A new year, a new start. Now that Christmas has come and gone, I am hoping to venture out more with my camera and take some new pictures. The weather is a little cold at the moment but I do not let this deter me, there is something quite invigorating about the great British outdoors.

For Christmas I received a gift that I hope to use as often as I can to incorporate into my practice, that gift was an Autographer….great for taking candid shots and I will be using it as well as my standard Nikon camera. Over the festive period I have experimented with it but I am definitely looking forward to some drier, warmer weather where I shall be using it more!

I will be updating this space shortly…..

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References

Autographer, (2015). Autographer – The World’s First Intelligent Wearable Camera.. [online] Available at: http://www.autographer.com [Accessed 4 Jan. 2015].