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Here goes another set of pictures I took some time ago, also in the summer of 2015. The weather was nice enough to do some visits to coastal places in Norfolk, a region here in England I like lots. This time was in Cley Next the Sea. I went there with a friend, and we walked a lot. I even felt I burnt my skin, a thing that rarely happens here in UK. We visited the marshes, the town, an old abandoned church. I’m not a believer myself, but I do enjoy taking pictures inside churches and similar places. The atmosphere, light, sense of peace and tranquility… I don’t need to believe in anything to actually feel… something. I don’t need either to invent strange reasons or imaginary friends to explain these feelings. Of course, we ended in a pub, having a nice meal and some beers. Simple pleasures are the best ones… 🙂

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I recently discovered this service from theprintspace called thehub that lets you setup a gallery of pictures and an easy shopping cart system. The prints are made and delivered by them. The quality is impressive. So, I created one with my “Low Tide” pictures here. Maybe you’d like to order some of them. 🙂

P.S. Of course, let me know if you are interested in prints of any other pictures of mine. You can browse this blog (the tag cloud can be a starting point for search), or my flickr account.


Here are some pictures I took a while ago in Blakeney. It’s an interesting place. Norfolk coast is becoming my favourite spot for one day trips, photography and proper pub lunches. Its been a while since my last trip there, I should think about going again soon. Or better yet, when the weather becomes warmer. The excuse for this one was the seals. There is a small colony of them and you can hire a boat trip that brings you where the seals are. To me, the nicest part was the short boat trip. Also the flat landscapes around. The seals, well. They just seemed very few to me. Maybe it is just a special thing to actually have any in that place, but I was expecting something more crowded. The poor animals didn’t seem to care about humans in a boat, of course. I had a similar feeling to when I visit a zoo. I have no idea about what happened to the stranded boat. Some time ago there was a big tidal surge in the area. The same one that broke that solitary sand dune in two parts. Maybe that boat has its own story. A storm was forming at the end of the day, so we came back to Cambridge.

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A few more pictures from Wells next the Sea. I liked black and white for these. It might be that I’ve looked at lots of black and white photography lately and wanted to try something. The dune in the second picture is one of the two chunks left from the one shown in my earlier post. I was standing on top of the other one. The harbour area in this place totally empties with the low tide, as the first and last picture shows. The stranded boats made look this place like an old dead sea, if it wasn’t because the large bird crowds living here (and tourists taking pictures, like me).

I totally look forward to come back to this place in summer.

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Taken in Wells next the Sea, Norfolk.

Low tides in this beach are amazing. The sea recedes hundreds of meters. Last December weather in this area was awful. Storms and tidal surges destroyed the coast line and a quite a few resorts were affected. Someone from that place that I meet walking on the beach told me that those two lonely sand dunes are the remainings of a bigger one that was broken by the violent sea.  I told him that I couldn’t remember about that specific dune. This was my second visit to the place. The first one was a few years ago, and I think the sea level was different.

And that sea was not just after those dunes, but a lot farther…