Tag Archives: Norfolk

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Buildings

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising main stairs

Castle Rising 2

Castle Rising 4

Castle Rising 6

Castle Rising 7

Castle Rising 9

I thought i would use “Castle Rising Castle” for this weeks “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Buildings

While on holiday at the lighthouse Me, Sarah & Brother Ben took a day trip to Castle Rising castle. I gave Ben my big Nikon as Sarah & I were doing an audio described tour provided by the ticket office for £1. It was a fun tour as the audio description was dramatised! 

I still managed to shoot the shots above with my little compact camera! 🤣 


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IReminisce: The Retreat, Acle, Norfolk

Wow!!! I can’t believe it’s been 9 years since Me, Sarah & Bruce THE Boxer stayed in this log cabin for a week in Acle, Norfolk. 

I remember Sarah had bought me the Baby Taylor acoustic guitar a few months earlier for Christmas. I was so happy i couldn’t put it down…..So it came with us! 🙂 

Me playing my baby Taylor on the porch on the log cabin

It was a lovely relaxing holiday. I played guitar on the porch while Sarah sat in the hot tub for most of the week. Bruce enjoyed long walks and pretending to be a guard dog! 🤣  

Bruce sitting on guard on the porch of the log cabin

The Retreat at night

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

What nocturnal photos do you like taking? Whether it’s a starry sky, a street lamp, or the shadows cast by your cat, share them with us. 

I didn’t think i had many to show for this challenge, but i had lots! Here are a few of my fave Nighttime shots! 🙂 

photo of a sunset streaking down the centre with a cross on the left and a bird flying on the right

⇧ God blesses our cliff top walk at Old Hunstanton, Norfolk ⇧

Our Livingroom wall lights

⇧ Sarah chose our fan style living room wall lights ⇧

Moon Shadow

⇧ Moon Shadow ⇧

Moon 1

⇧ My 1st ever moon shot! 🙂 ⇧ 

a photo of a firework spraying out over the dark sky

⇧ Taken at the amazing firework display at Brockham, Surrey ⇧  

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

 This weeks challengeSilhouette

This week, experiment with light and capture a silhouette.

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⇧ Taken on cliff top between Hunstanton & Old Hunstanton, Norfolk ⇧  

Sarah Star Silouette

⇧ Sarah jumping on Exmouth beach, Devon ⇧ 

Sarah Doughnut Silouette

⇧ Sarah holding her fave doughnut at Hunstanton, Norfolk sea front ⇧ 

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⇧ Taken at Ewell Court Park Lake, Surrey ⇧

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

 This weeks challenge reminds me of the 6 years (starting with our honeymoon) that we stayed in the lovely Old Hunstanton Lighthouse. It was a fantastic chapter in our sumer holidays that we’ll never forget! 🙂 

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Sarah Sunflower

 ⇧ My Sunflower Sarah ⇧ 

Sarah eating a sugar doughnut

⇧ Sarah enjoying her yearly doughnut! ⇧  

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⇧ The Old Hunstanton Lighthouse ⇧  

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 ⇧ Sunset taken 100m away from the lighthouse, on top of the cliffs ⇧

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising main stairs

Castle Rising 2

Castle Rising 4

Castle Rising 6

Castle Rising 7

Castle Rising 9

My Thoughts 💭 

I thought i would use “Castle Rising Castle” for this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned.

Description

While on holiday at the lighthouse Me, Sarah & Brother Ben took a day trip to Castle Rising castle. I gave Ben my big Nikon as Sarah & I were doing an audio described tour provided by the ticket office for £1. It was a fun tour as the audio description was dramatised! I still got to get my compact camera out and shoot the shots above! 😀


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

“IN A NEW POST CREATED for THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO THAT SHOWS US A GLIMPSE OF THE INFINITE

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⇧ Sarah & I looking out over the seemingly infinite sea ⇧

My Thoughts 💭 

This challenge was hard for me, but as both me and Sarah are both registered blind, it doesn’t take much distance for things to seem infinite!!!

Our 6th Wedding Anniversary

Steve  Sarah Wedding 2

To celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary Sarah & I visited Hunstanton, Norfolk for a few days. We’ve stayed in the ‘Old Hunstanton Lighthouse‘ for our honeymoon and then each year for the next 5 anniversaries, but this year we didn’t have the time to stay for a week, so we stayed in a lovely guest house in the town instead. I didn’t take any cameras with me and only had my iPhone, but I had fun taking photos anyway! 😀

The Burleigh Guest House

 The Burleigh Guest House ⇧

Gideons Bible

⇧ England, UK is a secular country so this was a lovely surprise 

Me and Sarah

 Me and my lovely wife 

The wold trail sign

⇧ The wolf trail posts lead you towards the wolf along the cliffs 

Sarah  the wolf

⇧ Sarah and the wolf 

Sarah jumping for joy

⇧ Sarah jumping for joy! 

Me on the beach

⇧ Me on Old Hunstanton Beach 

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Sarah sea 2

Sarah sea 3

Sarah sea 4

⇧ Sarah enjoying herself in the sea 

On our last evening we decided to have Sarah’s favourite doughnuts and watch the beautiful sunset from the sea front. 

Sunset breakers

Sunset sea front 1

Sunset sea front 2

Sunset 4 people

Suset sea front building

I decided with the image below, that I would combine my love of sunsets with Sarah’s love of doughnuts. It took a few attempts to get the sun in the hole, but I got it in the end! 🙂

Sunset doughnut

⇧ Sarah watching her doughnut shine 

Sarah on the train

⇧ Sarah wearing her new top sitting on the train on the way home 

When we arrived home after a 6 hour journey, we had an hour to get ready and go for our romantic meal at our favourite restaurant. Our friends who own and run Sicily restaurant made it extra special for us.

Sicily 1

⇧ They first surprised us with a lovely card and present 

Sicily 2

⇧ Then amazing fillet steaks 

Sicily 3

Sicily 4

⇧ Love heart potatoes 

Sicily 5

⇧ Vegetables with pine nuts 

Strawberries creamand coconut ice cream and peach

⇧ And finally Strawberries & cream with coconut ice cream in a peach 

Now i’m back at my computer with 771 emails, so i’m sure you’ll be hearing from me soon. I’m looking forward to reading your posts! 😀

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

Companionable

Steve  Sarah Photo Booth

✞ Me & my lovely wife Sarah ✞

Me, Sarah & Bruce walking along the beach

✞ Me, Sarah & Bruce strolling along Heacham beach ✞

Photo of me & bruce

✞ Me & Bruce ✞

If you’ve already read my ‘About‘ page, you’ll know why I’ve chosen these photos! 😀

The Retreat In Acle

Acle log cabin

Me playing my baby Taylor on the porch on the log cabin

Bruce sitting on guard on the porch of the log cabin

The Retreat at night

Description

Sarah, Bruce and I stayed in ‘The Retreat’ log cabin in Acle, Norfolk for a week in 2008.

It was a lovely relaxing holiday. I played guitar on the porch while Sarah sat in the hot tub for most of the week Bruce enjoyed long walks and pretending to be a guard dog.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

Sarah sat in the window of the lighthouse looking out over the sea

My Thoughts 💭 

When I received this weeks challenge, I instantly thought of this photo of Sarah sat in the window of the Old Hunstanton Lighthouse, we rent the lighthouse for a week every year for our wedding annaversary and this is Sarah’s favourite seat,

Sarah works in London where it is very fast paced, crowded,  built up and very grey she looks forward to escaping the stress and relaxing by the sea.

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V8 Pickup

Pickup Truck

Description

While on holiday last year in Hunstanton, Norfolk I kept hearing a fat american V8 driving around the town, and one day it was parked up so I could snap it with my camera!

My friends dad always had american cars  and vans and I’ve enjoyed them for most of my life, so I was excited when I could finally put a picture to that beautiful sound.

Camera Used ~ iPhone 4s

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The Storm Clouds

Hunstanton 1

Description

I took this photo on our annual holiday on a not so sunny day in Hunstanton, Norfolk. Hunstanton is nicknamed “Sunny Hunny” and is usually really sunny and warm (for England anyway!) 😀

 

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Alfie in colour laughing wearing a red t-shirt with guitars on the front

Description

A photo of Alfie taken while enjoying a game of rounders on Old Hunstanton Beach.. 😀 

Cameras usedNikon D2Xs & Samsung WB550

 

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising main stairs

Castle Rising 2

Castle Rising 4

Castle Rising 5

Castle Rising 6

Castle Rising 7

Castle Rising 8

Castle Rising 9

Description

While on holiday at the lighthouse Me, Sarah & Ben took a day trip to Castle Rising castle. I gave Ben my big Nikon as Sarah & I were doing an audio described tour provided by the ticket office for £1. It was a fun tour as the audio description was dramatised! I still got to get my compact camera out and shoot the shots above! 😀

Castle Rising Castle is a ruined castle situated in the village of Castle Rising in the English county of Norfolk. It was built in about 1138 by William d’Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, who also owned Arundel Castle. Much of its square keep, surrounded by a defensive mount, is intact. It is currently owned by Lord Howard of Rising, a descendant of William d’Aubigny.

Castle Rising is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is best known as the location of Castle Rising Castle, which dominates the village. The village is situated some 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north-east of the town of King’s Lynn and 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the city of Norwich.The River Babingley skirts the north of the village separating Castle Rising from the site of the lost village of Babingley.[1]

 

Camera usedSamsung WB550

Norfolk Lavender

Norfolk lavender 1

Description

Photo taken during a beautiful sunny walk around Norfolk Lavender, Heacham

Norfolk Lavender Ltd was founded in 1932. Linn Chilvers supplied the plants and the labour. Francis Dusgate of Fring Hall provided the land. The first lavender field was planted on Dusgate’s land at Fring and in 1936 Dusgate acquired Caley Mill on the River Heacham and the ground around it, not for the building but for the land. Lavender has been grown there ever since. A kiosk was erected from which bunches of lavender were sold to passing pre-war traffic…..Read More on Wiki….

 

Camera usedSamsung WB550

 

The Old Lighthouse, Hunstanton

The old lighthouse2

Description

As you may already know from my previous photos of “The Old Lighthouse” this is our favourite place to hire for a holiday in Norfolk.

“The Old Lighthouse is a holiday home with a difference! Built in 1666 on the cliffs of North Beach in Hunstanton, The Old Lighthouse was fully restored and converted to holiday accommodation in 1997.” 

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 Camera usedSamsung WB550


Castle Rising

Castle Rising Castle

Description

This photo was taken on a day trip to Castle Rising, Norfolk. We had an audio described tour which was fantastic as it was dramatised too! 

 Camera usedSamsung WB550

 

Bruce (fisheye)

Bruce through a fisheye lens

 Description

Taken on Old Hunstanton Beach after purchasing a fisheye lens. I remember having fun trying not to get wet nose prints on the lens glass! 😀

 Camera usedNikon D2Xs

 

Sleepy

Bruce sleeping on his bed in the log cabin

 Description

A sleepy Bruce on holiday in the log cabin we stayed in for a week in Acle, Norfolk. He loved all the long walks along canal paths and across the endless fields and it made him sleep well! 😀

 Camera usedFuji F10 (only took a compact as had to travel light)

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Heacham Breakers

Heacham Breakers

 Description

Whilst on holiday in Norfolk we visited the lovely quiet beach of Heacham. As i was walking along the beach with Sarah & Bruce i stopped to take this photo. As i have very little sight i still think this looks like a snake! lol 😀

Camera usedSONY Alpha a100


Sunburst

The old lighthouse with the sun setting behind it

 Description

Sunburst features Hunstanton Lighthouse in Norfolk and was taken in July 2009 during an early morning walk with Sarah and our boxer dog Bruce. This is a very special place for us, as we had our honeymoon here five years ago and have returned to celebrate our anniversary every year since.

Camera usedSamsung WB550

 

Surf Border

Spring Border

Description

While sat on old Hunstanton beach waiting for a possible beautiful sunset, Sarah pointed out this Border Collie really enjoying itself so i pointed my camera in the general direction and started shooting! 😀

 

Camera usedNikon D2Xs

Snettisham Beach

a sunset with fence

Description

Snettisham Beach Sunset was taken in Norfolk in September 2006 on holiday with Sarah and Bruce. It’s a place I wanted Sarah to see, as I have many happy memories of childhood holidays here. I love to go down to the beach, especially at sunset to capture the beautiful colours as the sun sinks into the sea. I’ve taken many since, but this is still one of my favourites.   

Camera usedSONY Alpha a100

 

The Old Hunstanton Lighthouse

The Old Hunstanton Lighthouse TIF

 Description

This photo of “The Old Hunstanton Lighthouse” is taken with “St Edmunds Mount” on the left and the “Garden of Rest” pictured below the lighthouse. It’s a lovely place to stop and take in the panoramic sea views, a beautiful part of the world.

 Camera usedNikon D2Xs

The Sun on The Cross

The Sun on the Cross  PNG

Description

At the Lighthouse last year (2012) while walking into Hunstanton along the cliff top  we spotted this cross that had been put there by surveyors and as it was only a few hundred yards from the lighthouse we thought we would try and get a nice photo whilst the sun was setting.

If it wasn’t for digital camera’s it wouldn’t be possible for me to enjoy photography and after about 50 photos later and a wait of a few days until i could get home and download the images onto my computer i was shocked to find this waiting for me. 😀  

 Camera usedNikon D2Xs


Sunset 1

A beautiful sunset with a bird flying in from the right hans side

Description

This Sunset was taken from the living room in the Lighthouse we stay in every July to celebrate our wedding anniversary! I had no idea that a bird was in the shot when I took the photo, i only noticed it when i got back from holiday and zoomed in on the image once I viewed it on my Large screen! (a nice gift)

 Camera usedSamsung WB550


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