Last night was the Sheringham Carnival Queen selection event at the Crown Inn, there were twelve entrants although the two below were more ‘Queens’ than Queens! Hats off to you lads you brought a smile to everyone’s faces, maybe next year we should have an ‘alternative Carnival Queen’ competition too!
This evening I met with the freshly elected Carnival Queen Rosa and her two attendants Olivia and Flick and we took some shots for the local press below are the ones I’ll be submitting (hope I picked the right ones ladies!)
I got to lounge about in the sun once again for the North Norfolk Railway Driver Experience day, capturing the day on film (actually that should be ‘capturing the day on memory card’ but it just doesn’t have the same ring about it).
Below are a few of my favourite shots of the day, the link to the full gallery is at the bottom of this post…
The shot below is the Driver’s Eye View while on the footplate of the J15 (yep, I’m even starting to learn the names of the trains and I can now recognise the shrill whistle of the J15 while sitting in my garden. I haven’t quite got a notebook and anorak for recording the train numbers but maybe this time next year…)
The shot below might look like just a shot of the 18th tee at Sheringham golf course but look more closely and you can see the shadow of the train and the steam billowing out too.
This is Alan, an encyclopedia of information about the trains and some quite rude poems about guards too! Alan was driving the trains around Norfolk when the steam train was the primary source of public transport for the region, a real old Norfolk booty!
Some well-used oil cans, great texture and shape.
The Oilseed Rape is in full flower at the moment, a great contrast with the deep blue skies.
..and finally, the below shot is the expression you get if you shout ‘Roger!’ just as he’s off to do some track maintenance with his tiny spanner.
For the full gallery of these images click here.
It was back to Wells beach again on Saturday for a portrait shoot of Hannah and family, they had all travelled to North Norfolk for a surprise birthday celebration for Robert’s 60th. We started off with a couple of shots on the bank and tried to co-ordinate everyone jumping in the air at the same time – easier said than done!
It was a really fun shoot, everyone seemed to be having a great time and were obviously really enjoying being together.
I couldn’t resist tinkering with the below shot – at one point I was doing a shot of Euan (hope I’ve got the spelling right) and everyone else started peering over the groyne, Robert found a gap to look through so I took this shot and it instantly reminded me of the film poster below!
For the full gallery of images click here.
Another day on the railway yesterday, we had a great day for it, perfect for photographs with Norfolk’s famous big blue sky scattered with big cotton wool clouds.
This first shot shows the smoke billowing out as the fire struggles to get underway at the start of the day.
At last the steam reached the right pressure and we were in business!
This little fella was dressed for the part!
The guard signals the train is ready to leave…
There may be other steam railways still running around the country but I doubt any have a view as beautiful as ours.
A picture of happiness!
Mr Linge applies the brake.
For the full gallery of shots from yesterday click here.
Every so often I have a shoot where everything comes together, we get perfect weather, in a great location with subjects that can do no wrong and yesterday was one of those occasions. Guy and Anna had been given a portrait shoot as an engagement present from their parents and chose to have the shoot at Wells beach.
We were walking through the sand barefoot, there wasn’t a breath of wind and the sun was slowly setting after one the warmest days I’ve ever known for April, we’d already got some great shots in the bag and it struck me how lucky I was to be doing this and getting paid for it, I hate to gloat but I love my job!
Below are a small selection of some of my favourite shots of the afternoon, it was tough narrowing down to just these few but you can see the full selection by following the link at the bottom of this post.
Thank you to Guy and Anna for being such fun to work with and for being up for all my daft suggestions, at one point, for a joke, I suggested Anna jump out of the tree into Guy’s arms, the next thing I knew Anna had launched herself at Guy! I had a great time yesterday and hope you both did too.
See the full gallery of shots here – for the best viewing experience turn your speakers on (sorry the music is a bit lame but I’m tied into royalty-free music for this bit) and select the slideshow option.
Spent yesterday afternoon at the home of Libby, Tom and Hermione to photograph them together as a family, we managed to get a few decent shots but Hermione wasn’t in the mood to be smiling for the camera so we did our best and will be returning in a couple of weeks hopefully to a happier Hermione!
Below is a sample of some of the shots and a link to the full gallery is at the bottom of this post.
The full gallery of shots is here.
So, here’s the online album of shots taken over the last few weeks (when it wasn’t raining!) for the Big C Bridal Shop in Norwich, hopefully it should load pretty quickly but it will obviously depend on the speed of your connection. Click on the image below to launch….