Cromer

Cromer

As usual I had a specific objective for this trip. Inspired by images of reflections in the wet boards of various piers I researched and decided Cromer Pier would do the job.

When I arrived the weather was lovely. Warm sunshine, fluffy white clouds and a nice breeze. I quickly offloaded my stuff at the ‘modest B&B’ and headed back to town armed with my Canon EOS 7D and the EF 24-105mm f4 L. Loved this lens on the 7D cropper, love it even more on full frame.

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Just had to take this for the colours.

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Look right…

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Look left…

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And straight on… to the beach. Yes I know, way too much processing, but I like it. Loads of detail!

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It was not long before I decided to get myself onto the pier for a spot of lunch. By the time I was settled with my cress sandwich (memory fading… might have been something with chips) the wind was picking up and the clouds were gathering. A nice glass of red was smoothing the rough edges nicely.

And the the heavens opened. I could not have asked for more. Lovely wet boards, lovely reflections, and a nice jaunty angle (possibly by design, but more likely by the wine).

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Cromer has a lighthouse. It is OK, but difficult to take a spectacular picture of. Something amiss with the grammar there? So here is a non-spectacular picture.

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The co-operation of the weather continued into the evening. Warm sunshine, glass of wine, sunset, an unsuspecting fisherman and the Panasonic GF1. I think they took a wrong turn with the later GF models. To borrow a Peepshow phrase, she was The One.

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And here is the fisherman. He had a rod and a hat and his hair was blowing in the breeze just right.

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I looked back through the pictures and found something a bit more dramatic of the lighthouse.

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Sheringham and The Poppy Line

I am no train spotter (no really), but I do think steam trains make a lovely subject for photographs. The weather wasn’t up to much, but I think a bit of rain and mist adds atmosphere. Here are my favourites from the day.

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