“On the Suffolk Coast”, ca. 1885, by Willard Leroy Metcalf (American, 1858-1925). Metcalf was an American artist born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and later attended Académie Julian, Paris.He was one of the Ten American Painters who in 1897 seceded from the Society of American Artists. For some years he was an instructor in the Womans Art School, Cooper Union, New York, and in the Art Students League, New York. In 1893 he became a member of the American Watercolor Society, New York. Generally associated with American Impressionism, he is also remembered for his New England landscapes and involvement with the Old Lyme Art Colony at Old Lyme, Connecticut.


Birth by Lee Acaster
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Have been down to Corton a few times lately trying to get the right mix of tide and skies for a particular shot. Saturday morning looked like It was perfect, until I arrived in plenty of time for sunrise, only to discover the Sea path along the bottom of the cliffs has now been locked for the winter. I guess that one will have to wait until March now.. It wasnt a wasted journey as I paid a first visit to Hopton a little further up, and had a nice moody dawn.

Sunrise winter swimmers on Walberswick Beach, this morning. The air temp was a chilly 2C -so cold that the humans went swimming and their dogs sat by and watched. #sunrise #suffolk #walberswick #walberswickbeach #sunrises #northsea #winter#swimming #winterswimming #seaswimming #sunriseswimming #coast #seaside #heritagecoast #wildnature (at Walberswick)


My very British adventure. 

I truly loved Suffolk, I was surprised by the variation of scenery it had to offer within such a short distance. Producing wonderful views of coast, forest, docks and flat mustard coloured fields with the occasional appearance of a quirky building popping out of the landscape.

My visit also having a purpose to collect images,and inspiration for a local lady’s commission. 

Stay posted for the results of my venture.   

Bike, Bike, Bikes
by:Harry Sewell

Strobist: 430EX @ 1/1 through 32" softbox camera left, Vivtar 285 @½ through CTB gel on the floor camera right, triggered by Cactus V4’s Focal Distance 10MM Aperture F8 Exposure 1/200 ISO 100 So I haven’t done a semi- set up picture for ages, especially one outside which always give a great array of options as you always have an extra light source in the form of the sun. In this shot the foreground was basically in shadow meaning that I could use artificial light to fill in the details on myself and the sweet ride yet set the exposure and aperture to address and retain detail in the sky So next weekend I am stupidly (as I have recently done little training) going to ride the Dunwich Dynamo which is an annual semi-organised, through-the-night bicycle ride from London Fields park in Hackney, London, England to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. The distance is approximately 120 miles (193 kilometres)……. and I’m going to attempt it on this rather impractical ride

Bicycles - an essential for Walberswick winter swimmers. If they’ve got a basket so much the better too - for carrying your dog. #wildnature #heritagecoast #seaside #coast #sunriseswimming #sunrise #heritagecoast #walberswickbeach #suffolk #southwold #clouds #januarysunrise2016 #januaryphotochallenge #january #eastanglia (at Walberswick)