Friday, September 18, 2015

One Roll of Film–Overstrand Beach Norfolk

The following Roll was shot at Overstrand just south east of Cromer in the county of Norfolk UK.  A quieter section of the coast which has been steadily eroded over the years.
The soft clay cliffs have been shored up with boulders (From Norway at a reported £1,300 each) and a series of wooded sea defences known as "groynes'

Overstrand is also famous as 'Poppyland' being given that name by writer Clement Scott and during the Edwardian period the village became very popular with visitors and especially with the landed gentry making it 'the place to be' for the elite.

The aforementioned erosion eventually claimed the hotel and other buildings leaving the village less fashionable to the London set.

Despite that Overstrand is a very beautiful stretch of coastline and one which is a family favourite.











Fomapan film, Rolleiflex T

2 comments:

491ba22c-62f6-11e5-be41-c73c82920c1e said...

Very good abstracts though I especially like the one with fence. I frequently use a TLR but do miss the tilt for in-focus front to back. Have to resort to easel tilt in the darkroom.

Photo Utopia said...

Thank you. The TLR is a pretty good tool, although Rolleiflex is hampered by lack of close focus (Rolleinar needed) and because it is waist level a tendency to shoot up peoples noses when close up.