When the world was Brown

Ed is a truck driving photographer from Tennessee who hosts a photography challenge blog called Sunday Stills here on WordPress.

This week Ed would like to see something BROWN.

Ed wants us to think outside the box – now that comes easy to me as I am always thinking of unusual ways to interpret a challenge. So perversely my entry this week is quite safe – images of the North Norfolk coast in last year’s winter snow when everything was bleached of any colour with the exception of a natural brown palette.

(click on an image to enlarge)

Cley Windmill
Cley Windmill
Blakeney Marshes
Blakeney Marshes
Blakeney Quay
Blakeney Quay

I admit to using a sepia effect on the header photo, but the rest of the images are as seen, with some slight processing of saturation and levels.


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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

28 thoughts on “When the world was Brown”

  1. It can be a very brown place here Jude, at least for much of the year. I am pleased to report the emergence of greens and yellows (Daffs and Rape Seed), as well as more than a hint of blue in those big skies!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Whereas at this side of the country everything is very green! I’m getting quite excited at seeing some of my plants producing tiny green buds. Hope this lovely weather continues!

    1. Thanks Cathy, it was quite a sepia coloured landscape, but I tried to pick out some unusual details like the structure of the hogweed. Freezing cold though, my face and fingers were numb!

  2. Love the hogweed and that shot of the Quay, Jude. Funnily enough I was reading about houseboats and dilapidated fisherman’s housing on Greatham Creek earlier. (they’re no longer there but the black and white shots were wonderfully atmospheric)

    1. Oh we get every sort of weather here! Hot, cold, wet, windy, dry, sunny, showery, thunder and hail – often all in one day – just like Melbourne 🙂

      The windmill is great – we stayed there.

    1. Thanks Suzanne – I fell in love with the north coast on this visit. Returned in summer, but prefer it in this stark, bleak state. The gloves are a good idea – I think my granddaughter had some like that!

  3. I love the wintery bleak colours of Norfolk and and is quietness and I think your outside the box thinking is great! Beautiful impressions of one my favourite landscapes, Jude. I agree, in summertime it’s too busy, especially on the coast road. Phew! And then the rip off due to all the rich holiday makers, aiaiai. In Cley, Rhu Sila lies quietly tucked away on the Church Lane and only the hikers on the Peddar’s way passes by. It was green and yellow everywhere when I left on Thursday.
    Love, Dina

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Dina. You are lucky to live in such a peaceful location. House prices in this country are way too expensive for ordinary people and a lot of that is due to second homes in lovely places where they lie empty most of the year.

      It is so nice to see everything starting to grow, shiny new buds, blossom, shoots and leaves all gleaming in their spring coats. A bit dull today, but sun forecast tomorrow, so I may head for a garden 🙂
      Have a good weekend Dina, all the best

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