22nd August, trip to RSPB Snettisham with J.  Overcast to start with, brightening later, mild and breezy.  Low tides had left the estuarine mud to be baked into a reticulated tawny shore by endless days of sun.  A rare chance to explore the creeks and pools and get close up to the cracked and rusting remains of the jetty left over from gravel extraction.  Samphire, sea lavender and sea purslane fringed the tideline; small parties of geese honked and cackled overhead; egrets, tiny flecks of white, fed out on the muddier creeks.  Time and tide turned slowly….
























Photos: 1-5 Snettisham, Norfolk, August 2016

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2 Responses to Snettisham

  1. Roy says:

    Wonderful set Brian!

    • brianhuman says:

      Thanks, Roy. It’s always rewarding to find places on the east coast that still have a touch of mystery and remoteness. We went on to Hunstanton for lunch and swam from on a crowded beach – so near yet so far from Snettisham.

      I was torn between doing the pictures in B&W or colour. Colour brings out the wonderful range of browns, which I think work well with the blue; B&W enhances the textures and tones and some of the mystery. As you will have seen I hedged my bets and did both. On balance prefer the B&W – number 4 my favourite.

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