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In this exciting new book series the aim has been to provide a bookful of images in which the reader can lose themselves. By including a selection of panoramic photographs, the landscape and seascapes of the county are shown off to their breathtaking best, these widescreen images capturing the atmosphere and colours of stormy dramatic days, the cold still dawns of winter and the beautiful evening light, along with the splendour of summer sunsets.
Here too the famed wide Norfolk skies are shown off to their very best.
From inland Norfolk, with its wide open arable fields and gently meandering rivers, to The Broads, and across the miles of superb coastline, these timeless pictures capture the essence of Norfolk. Wonderful images to charm and delight visitors and residents alike.
A book containing a collection of fine art photographs intended to show a different, more romantic and dramatic side of the Norfolk coast. This section of the British coast in particular is famed for its huge expanses of both sand and pebble beaches, salt and fresh water marshes, intriguing fishing villages and wide, ever changing skies. Artists of all ilks have found inspiration in this area over the centuries and bird watchers in particular are drawn to the mud flats of the wide estuaries and salt marshes. This superb collection of photographs shows the mood of these landscapes by capturing the atmosphere and colours of both the stormy dramatic days and cold still dawns of winter and some of the beautiful evening light and sunsets of summer. Whether resident or visitor, the reader will get an insight into this remarkable coastline, whatever the season or weather.
The book covers an area of the Norfolk coast from Snettisham on the wild and windswept expanse of the Wash down to the sandy beaches at the resort town of Gorleston on Sea near Great Yarmouth. By road the distance between these two towns is only just over 80 miles but during the journey a diverse range of landscapes can be seen. The wide mud flats of the Wash, distinctive, striped chalk and carrstone cliffs and rock strewn beach at Old Hunstanton. Salt marshes and creeks at Thornham, Morston and Blakeney. Wide sandy beaches of Brancaster, Holkham and Wells next the Sea. Shingle banks at Cley next the Sea, past Salthouse and along to Weybourne. Heading east the traditional seaside resorts of Sheringham and Cromer. The cliffs at Overstrand, Mundesley and Happisburgh. And finally the dunes of Sea Palling, Horsey, Winterton and beyond.
Romantic Norfolk is a book containing a collection of fine art photographs. It mainly concentrates on inland Norfolk, including the Broads, as it is a companion to my previous book, The Romantic Norfolk Coast. However, it does still include some new coastal images as I feel that the Norfolk coast is just so amazing no book about the county could be complete without including at least a few them.
The photographs are intended to show a different, more romantic and dramatic side of Norfolk. I have tried hard to capture the timeless quality of the rural Norfolk landscape and avoid the hustle and bustle of the towns and villages. I have, therefore, deliberately concentrated more on the quiet lanes and rivers which criss-cross the county and hopefully captured some images not often seen. That said there are, of course, aspects of Norfolk that no book would be complete without and, for that reason, poppies, churches and, of course, the Norfolk Broads are all featured in the pages of the book, along with the afore mentioned coast. As you would expect, whatever the subject, the county’s amazing skies play a huge part in many of the shots you will see.
Being Norfolk born and bred, I have always loved the many aspects and challenges that the landscape of “Nelson’s county” offers photographers, from the wide open arable fields, gently meandering rivers, ancient woodlands and, of course the Broads. The ancient peat diggings which created the Broads bring many visitors to the area with nearly 200 miles of waterways, wind drainage pumps, reed beds and staithes to discover. They attract artists, naturalists and host a multitude of sailing boats, dinghies and motor cruisers of all shapes and sizes. In recent years with the threat of global warming and rising sea levels, the future of the Norfolk landscape, and particularly the Broads for which is it most famed, is in doubt. Existing sea defences will possibly be breeched, flooding these low lying areas with salt water, changing the ecology forever. Many homes and villages would have to be abandoned.