Norfolk Cycling Team @ UK National Cycling Champs

Yesterday I was out at the feed zone two in Holkham Estate, helping out some good friends at DAP cycling, who were racing in the UK National Champs.
Swapping the camera for several musettes!

Knowing the roads well, I did manage to get ahead of the race on a couple of occasions and shoot some images (packed the 70-200 in the car just in case)

Joining the local DAP riders were a host of household names, including Mark Cavendish MBE, Ian Stannard and eventual winner Ben Swift.
in 25-degree heat, over 180 of the UKs best cycling talent took to the winding country lanes and wind-stricken roads of Norfolk for a true test of grit and endurance over the 125 mile route.
Reigning champion, Connor Swift (Team Arkea-Samsic), was back to defend his title, but he faced competition from 2016 champion Adam Blythe (Lotto Soudal), 2013 winner and former world champion Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) plus 2012 national champion Ian Stannard.

From the start, some of the large UCI teams began driving the pace, gradually thinning out the field, with attacks happening on a regular basis.
The journey from the coast, back through Wroxham and towards home was a telling point, with attack after attack, eventually seeing Ben Swift roll through the tight city centre corners to win the British road race title in some style.
Two of the DAP riders finished in extremely good company, with Andrew Taylor coming in 54th and Harley Matthews a credible 83rd.

#DAPCC #Cycling #Norfolk #NCC #Britishcycling #nationalchamps

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.

Wonderful Pre Wed Shoot in Norfolk

Beginning of May I met the lovely Ellie & Rob at their stables in Norfolk for a pre wedding shoot.
It was a rather hot day with that horrid mist that didn’t seem to burn off – but thankfully around the stables/paddocks we had a plethora of locations to chose and play with and managed to introduce some strobes to fill light.
 
Many of you will know I am now gradually moving away from weddings due to more commercial operations and it’s a pleasure to end, what has been a wonderful few years with Rob & Ellie’s wedding in a couple or so months.
 
#Norfolk #Wedding #Prewedding

Last Week the Norfolk & Norwich Festival kicked off with a stunning performance by Chris Bullzini

 

 

The 2019 Norfolk & Norwich festival was underway last night with a truly breathtaking high-wire performance by Chris Bullzini tightrope walking his way across the historic city.
Thousands of people crammed into the city centre to watch the amazing act.

#NNF19 #Norwich #Norfolk #Tightrope #Festival #Norwichcastle#openingnight #Theforum #cityhall

Shoot at the BigC Centre | NNUH

The Big C Centre at the Norfolk & Norwich hospital, a truly warm homely space for those that need it.
It was a complete pleasure to be able to shoot in this wonderful space for such an inspiring Norfolk charity.

#Norwich #NNUH #Charity #Bigc #Norfolk

BigC Workshop on the Broads

Saturday played host to the BigC Broads Photographic workshop, which I hosted in aid of the fabulous Norfolk charity on the Edge of the River Bure & Thurne.

Given we’ve enjoyed some fabulous recent weather, I think, quite rightly myself and all the participants envisaged a wonderfully warm, bright day with the cameras….. Sadly, we were met with wind, rain and dreadfully cold temperatures… in fact, it felt more like November.

Still, we Brits are a hardy lot and having only one participant pull out, the rest of us popped the rain coats on and proceeded to shoot some atmospheric images along this picturesque part of the Broads.
Naturally, during the workshop, I’m not shooting my own material, instead, advising, suggesting and running through settings and ideas with all.

After the folks had departed Thurne, I stayed on and shot a few 40 second exposures as the darkness rolled in and moments before it began to rain.
A beautiful hue formed over the mill & river and thankfully in those couple of minutes I managed to capture my one frame of the day.

#Norfolkbroads #Thurne #Landscape #Hue #Night #workshop #Norfolk

Smiles @ The Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards

Norwich & Norfolk Eco Awards at the fabulous St Andrew’s Hall was held last week – well done to all the fabulous Eco Winners!

“What does a taxi company in Norwich, a school in Ellingham and an allotment enthusiast in Reepham have in common?

They were all recognised for their commitment to sustainability at the prestigious Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2018-19, held at the historic St Andrews Hall.

They were in good company – with other winners a volunteer group working in Tuckswood, a school in Reepham and a Norwich community interest company – at the evening hosted by biologist and conservationist Professor Ben Garrod. Speakers included Richard Powell, who was awarded an OBE in 2005 in recognition for his work in environment and sustainability.

Professor Garrod said: “I was thrilled to have the honour of hosting this event, which is a real celebration of the effort people are making to do their bit for the planet. It’s particularly inspiring to see the younger participants, who are not just tomorrow’s conservationists but already proving that you’re never too young to make a difference.”

Each of the winners received a handmade sustainable wood trophy and Ellingham VC Primary was presented with three tablets by sponsor Updata and Reepham High School scooped £500.”

*text sourced from Norfolk.gov*

#Norfolk #Norwich #Ecoawards #Awards #Photograhy #Event #2019

Broads National Park Workshop

I feel privileged to be able to run this photographic workshop with the BIG-C in April 2019 in the stunning Broads National Park – book your place today!

“Unsure of how to use your camera? Looking to get the best from your equipment? Or do you simply want to create beautiful photographs of the Broads National Park? Spend a day learning the techniques from a professional all in aid of Norfolk’s cancer charity”

https://fundraise.big-c.co.uk/…/big-c-photographic-workshop/

Spring Sunset on Filby Broad

Norfolk Broads Charity Photographic Workshop

In association with the fabulous Norfolk Charity Big C I’m running a photographic workshop on the Broads this Spring.

Join me for a wonderful afternoon on the Norfolk Broads, learning about photographic techniques and getting the most from your camera equipment.
Starting at 2pm, we will spend the afternoon shooting in two locations and then finish with an atmospheric sunset shoot. – Places are strictly limited.

https://fundraise.big-c.co.uk/…/big-c-photographic-workshop/

 

Congratulations to Norwich Market!

Congratulations to all at Norwich Market for winning Best Large Outdoor Market this week at The Great British Market Awards 2019
 
A spokesman for the National Association of British Market Authorities (NAMBA), which organises the awards, described the city market as ‘a phoenix rising from the ashes’.
 
Credit should also be given to Norwich City Council – who have really been instrumental in the turnaround over the last couple of years, investing time & money into the operation to create such a wonderful vibrant market.
 
in 2018 I was commissioned to capture a bank of imagery of the market & stall holders – what started as a straightforward commission turned into wonderful experience, meeting fabulous people, eating great food and capturing a great collection of visuals.
 
#norwich #market #norwichmarket #people #norfolk #uk #europe #traders #trading #buylocal #norwichbid