Friday, 31 January 2014

Thurne Sunset Norfolk Holiday 12 th sept 2013

After a quick stop over at the caravan we have driven back down to Thurne to hopefully see the sunset , but upon reaching the Staith the cloud has built up and its not looking good tonight :(

But!  the clouds are producing crepuscular rays :)

A Panorama , its quite dark now, very little colour has developed :(


 Getting a good show of Crepuscular Rays tonight though, the developed cloud is very dark and breaking nicely :)  these three images are my favourites tonight , got lucky with the boat sailing past

                         One last image , the only colour that showed through the cloud cover.

                                             Tomorrow is going to be another beach day :)

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Thurne Staith Windpumps 12th sept 2013 Norfolk Holiday

After yesterdays beach day in the wind, a much calmer sunnier day is promised, we are going to see the windpumps at Thurne .its only a couple miles away but on the way we stop to shoot this image :)

Arriving at the small village of Thurne , its clouded over a bit but plenty of blue sky all around.  we park in the pub car park and walk down the right hand side of the staith towards the white painted Thurne Dyke mill.

The darkening clouds are helping with the images , but i think black & white might look better, so shoot a few to see how they look.

                   I prefer this one over the colour , and having both windmills in the frame also. Just!

                                                                 a panorama version

We have walked far enough, the suns position making images hard, so shooting from the opposite direction will be much better. on the way back the blue sky has come back, so a nice image with an interesting sky :)

 We have walked back to the Staith and around the boats to walk down the river towards the other Windmill , but first we go for a drink in the pub :)

 i shoot this image with the long lens from a distance 

                                            and a close up of the first windpumps sails

       There is a good path to walk all right along the river towards another Staith further up river.

walking carefully out onto a very weak looking mooring to look down the river, what a great view:)

                                          Yes Chester!   that is Deep water   lol

We have come to the end of the path where another Staith/Mooring ends at the river, we will turn back now and go back to the car.

                                                                Mollster is posing   yay :)

back to the small village and we have ice creme at the small corner shop , and yes both dogs finished off the tubs :)

On our way back we decide to stop of next to the bridge near Potter Heigham  where we are now walking along the river Thurne again in glorious sunshine :)        we have just passed this wonderfull old mill  when........................

A largish boat, the main one in this image turned around in front of us,slowly!  the second boat caught up with it, steered hard left to avoid hitting it and the main boom swung out and hit a moored boat right next to us, a lady inside the boat ran up onto the deck and shouted to her husband " we just got hit!!!!!!!! "    he was at the front of the boat on the bank and just shrugged his shoulders and muttered something :)   so funny :D

                                     Look at this stunning house , so much character :)

                     i have just spotted this Grey Heron in the field , managed this image :)

                                           The beautiful bridge over the river Thurne  :)

                                              the evening continues in next blog post :)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Terrible Twosome at Winterton on Sea Norfolk sept 11th 2013

After a day of torrential Norfolk rain yesterday where we stayed in the caravan, today we just have to go out, its not raining but is very windy!
    we have decided to take a drive to Winterton Dunes , we can park right next to the beach :)

          Its blowing a gale here,  but the dogs are straight in the sea amongst huge waves!

                                                              SPLADOUCH!    LOL

                                                          crouching down Mol , haha

                                                  totally soaked now the Terrible twosome

                                                       Water in the ears Mollster?   

the waves are getting big now , nearly high tide with a strong wing along the beach, if it was blowing inshore the waves would be dangerous today!

                                             Happy Jan, all snug against the wind :D

                      Sand is blowing along the beach in the strong wind , run ,run dogs :)

                                                                Dont go out there Chester!

                                                        a very wet Terrible Twosome

No one else here?    don't blame them really, but its not too bad now but looks like the clouds are building up for more rain soon.  Jan has gone back to the car to read , while i continue down the beach in the opposite direction .

                                                  I'm not getting my paws wet   BOL
                                                  be careful Chester out in the surf

                                               a glimmer of sun , it wont last i fear.

              about time Mollster posed for the camera today,she is drying quickly in the wind

               a good run up and down the beach and they are soon almost dry , and tired :)

                      think its time to retreat back to the car , its looking threatening now!

just as i get near to the car park, two seals pop up on the beach further up  , pity i couldn't get a pic.
back to the caravan now, we have better forecast for tomorrow so we are going windmill hunting :)

                        all images shot with canon 5dmk2, 70-300 is & 14-40L