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    Beach mirages

    sorry to disappoint those of you who thought I had been burnt at the stake for heresy, but I am back from a couple of weeks gadding about including therapy for beach deprivation in East Anglia.

    I hope some of you will be able to add your examples to this thread, please do

    I always thought Mirages happened only in deserts and hot tarmac, but noticed them on flat Norfolk beaches last week and quickly got fascinated by results I can vaguely associate with my favourite artist J.M.W. Turner eg http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewW...6&workid=14822

    The technical explanation can be seen at http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/mirages/mirintro.html , but I am more interested in playing about with light and maybe getting a bit artistic, as photographers may.

    There is also a more poetic (literally and metaphoricaly) collection starting from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Faral ... mirage.jpg and proceeding to Mila's own collection.

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    Re: Beach mirages

    Hi Chris,

    Love these, whereabouts in Suffolk were they taken? We are going for a weekend in about four weeks, one of our favourite places.
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 17th June 2009 at 08:59 PM.

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    Re: Beach mirages

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb533 View Post
    Hi Chris,

    Love these, whereabouts in Suffolk were they taken? We are going for a weekend in about four weeks, one of out favourite places.
    Thanks Peter. This lot are actually north Norfolk, 1st 2 Holkham-Wells, 2nd 2 Cley to Blakeney point.

    I am still working through Suffolk takings before adding to existing galleries
    http://www.pbase.com/crisscross/dunwich & /alde_to_mins
    which you probably already know as you have 'done' Southwold. But the latest addition last week was Covehithe. Leave A12 at Wrentham a few miles north of Southwold, ignore 'though shalt not' signs and use footpath just short of opposite the church.

    If at Dunwich, look out Bridge farm tearoom (and nursery) just N of church, and if you like birdies, use gate just S of Bridge farm, N of stream and stray onto Dingle marshes (requires very bad map reading skills to plead being lost)

    PS take sunshine/sky from your field of gold shot in bag.

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