The Beauty of East Anglia

Gary Sanford | Suffolk Rural Sunset near Harkstead

Suffolk Rural Sunset near Harkstead

Departing Harkstead along the St one late summer's day, the light was dancing off the newly plowed fields with an enchanting effect.
Gary Sanford | Holbrook Creek, Suffolk

Holbrook Creek, Suffolk

A late winter's afternoon view of the Royal Hospital School Holbrook, Suffolk. The photo was taken from the marina at Holbrook Creek.
Gary Sanford | High and Dry

High and Dry

With a tidal range that may vary from high to low tide by more than 4.5m, the Tollesbury Saltmarshes are a constant source of beauty and wonder. The marshes’ distinctive topography is caused by the disparate flows of water created by the area’s large tidal range forming a wide array of channels and creeks. One minute you are afloat and then soon after you are grounded, waiting for the next tide.
Gary Sanford | Felixstowe Docks

Felixstowe Docks

From small rowing boats, to large container ships, the mouth of the Stour River at Felixstowe, is home to the full range of marine vessels. This simple composition has a feeling of calm and tranquillity. However, if you were to close your eyes and just listen, you would instantly be taken to a bustling, energetic, overwhelming sense of urgency and deadlines to meet. I’ll take the visual over the audible, in this instance.
Gary Sanford | Ardleigh Reservoir Sunset

Ardleigh Reservoir Sunset

A late March sunset over Ardleigh Resevoir near Colchester Essex. The full dynamic range was achieved by blending one photo at the correct light level with a second that was two stops underexposed. This allowed for the full effect of the lens flare and lighting to be appreciated.
Gary Sanford | Sunrise over the Thames

Sunrise over the Thames

The Maunsell Fort, Knock John, in silhouette as the sun rises behind it. The Maunsell fortifications were built during the Second World War, and were equipped two Vickers 94mmm anti-aircraft guns, two 40mm Bofors light anti-aircraft guns, and radar. The reinforced concrete pontoon base is 51.2m long, 26.8m wide and 4.3m deep. This supports hollow twin tower legs with an external diameter of 7.3m and wall thickness of 300mm, cast in three 6.1m high sections. The deck is a reinforced concrete slab with a parapet surround, gun emplacements and radar station above offices. The total weight of the structure is some 4,500 tonnes. In November 1965 pirate station Radio Essex began broadcasts from Knock John, but court action and lack of funds contributed to the station's closure on 25th December 1966.
Gary Sanford | Tollesbury Marina

Tollesbury Marina

Tollesbury is a village in England, located on the Essex coast at the mouth of the River Blackwater. It is situated nine miles east of the historic port of Maldon and twelve miles south of Colchester.For centuries Tollesbury, the village of the plough and sail, relied on the harvests of the land and the sea. The main trade and export of Tollesbury, which still thrives to this day, has long been oysters. Situated at the mouth of the R. Blackwater, Essex, TSL’s natural marina provides yacht moorings, boat & mast lifts, winter storage and local access to associated services.
Gary Sanford | Felixstowe Docks II

Felixstowe Docks II

From Harwich, there is a beautiful view of the Port of Felixstowe to Landguard Point. The clouds in the sky created lights that danced over the waters of the Orwell Estuary.