Carol Baker – Owner of Lockgate Mill – Norfolk

Carol Baker – Owner of Lockgate Mill – Norfolk

Fine Artist and designer.

“I own the Mill as my Father left it in his Will for me. He bought it around the early 80’s and would often come here, mooring up and sit and enjoy the serenity of the place.
In fact, that is what draws me to this area, it is so tranquil, It is quite a special place.
Father would come in on his boat, moor up in the early morning and leave at twilight. He had plans to do something special with the Mill, sadly, that never worked out.
When I acquired the Mill, I worked closely with the Broads Authority and some repairs were made, to sustain the condition, however I am hopeful planned works will begin later this year and then eventually, perhaps it can become the sketching mill I envisage.
As a designer and fine artist, I really appreciate this mill and its standing in this incredibly special place and I am keen to share my experiences with other artists.
Twilight and early morning are particularly atmospheric here. I am creating an artist hub, a sketch mill, somewhere where artists and the students I teach are able to attend and appreciate.
Outside sketching is very important to me, being able to have the essence of a memory of how you felt at a particular time is a special moment.
I Hope to make it a place where artists are able to come freely and just sketch and enjoy the incredible wildlife.
My father lived in Norfolk and we reconnected in the later part of my life, I would come up from London, visiting both my father and the mill. It was a chance to reconnect with nature, but also escape the hectic life.
These days I mainly use oils for my paintings, to be out in the open, sketching is a truly wonderful feeling”

Last Day of Portrait. at Skippings Gallery | Great Yarmouth

Today is the final day of Portrait. being shown at the lovely Skippings Gallery – open until 4pm this afternoon.
Although I’ve only been at the gallery on a couple of days, I have heard it’s been really well received with some good numbers coming through the door – so thank you!
It’s always a pleasure to show ones work to new audiences.
Portrait. is continuing over the next two/three years and I’m on the look out for further people willing to model for the project, which will ultimately end in a published book of the work.
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Broads Authority #norfolk #suffolk #greatyarmouth #exhibition #whatson #norwich #englishplus #Watermillsandmarshes #timeandtide

Cycling fun in Yarmouth

Fabulous shoot a few weeks ago in sunny Great Yarmouth with a wonderful family.

I was on the lookout for some suitable models and up steps one of the most willing and helpful families around! Kindly giving up a couple of hours, they came, bikes in tow ready to pose along the bright and sunny seafront.

Thankfully Yarmouth has now added to the seafront appeal with some equally bright and cheerful beach huts which provided a useful backdrop.

Beautiful Wedding at the Boathouse | Norfolk

Couples getting married at the moment are truly blessed with wonderful weather!
At the end of June Becky & Sam had their wonderful wedding at The Boat House on a baking hot day with wonderful deep blue sky!

A truly lovely day spent by the river in a celebration with their friends & family.

#Norfolk #Norfolkbroads #Broads #Wedding #Photography #Norwich#Greatyarmouth

It was a good day to ride the bike @ Tour De Broads

Tour de Broads photos LIVE… pop along to  http://julianclaxton.jalbum.net/ also via the official TDB page later today… images en-route (from other photographer) available tomorrow…

Thanks for all the smiles and laughter on Sunday folks… a smashing bunch of cyclists – glad you all enjoyed riding in this fabulous weather!

all proceeds go direct to #giveachildacamera photo project in Uganda.#sportive #cycling #tourdebroads

Train shoot in Norfolk

Enjoyable little train journey the other week, shooting some business pr images on public transport… Health & Safety concerns meant I wasn’t allowed to use any additional lighting, so I ended up shooting most of the material with my 50mm 1.4, making the most of the wonderful natural light.

Tour de Broads South | Great Yarmouth

 

Tour de Broads South took place in Great Yarmouth over the bank holiday weekend.. thankfully the weather was kind – well dry… I’m sure all the cyclists had something to say about the horrendous wind.. but it proved to be a great event, with lots of happy smiling people achieving their personal goals.

Images from the start/finish and those taken by my colleague en-route will available via the official Tour de Broads wesbite  http://www.tourdebroads.com/tdb-south-gallery/

Fabulous Cycling Festival Rolled to the Seaside

‘Gorleston in Gear’ was the place to be on Sunday, as a fabulous cycling festival rolled into the seaside town.

Kids and adults alike embraced the free cycling festival, which featured a 7 mile family ride, circus bikes, trial bike stunts, children’s bike ability/training and not forgetting the awesome paint bike!
Thankfully the weather embraced the occasion and helped everyone enjoy this spring cycling celebration

A view of Scroby Windfarm Late Afternoon

On the way back from a shoot this afternoon I happened upon this wonderful evening light…

The sun just seemed to hit the boat and wind turbines just right – only lasted for a couple of mins, but wow!

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