Exhibition and book shows off striking pictures of north Norfolk by night

Jody Lawrence North Norfolk night photos exhibition. Three Boats at Weybourne. Picture; JODY LAWRENCE Jody Lawrence North Norfolk night photos exhibition. Three Boats at Weybourne. Picture; JODY LAWRENCE

Pictures: JODY LAWRENCE
Thursday, August 28, 2014
7:00 AM

Stunning night time photographs of north Norfolk feature in a new exhibition and book by a local lensman.

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Jody Lawrence North Norfolk night photos exhibition. Baconsthorpe Castle gatehouse. Picture; JODY LAWRENCEJody Lawrence North Norfolk night photos exhibition. Baconsthorpe Castle gatehouse. Picture; JODY LAWRENCE

Jody Lawrence from Wiveton shot his Nightscapes collection between dusk and dawn.

Long exposures, combined with extra man-made lighting - sometimes from an LED torch or car headlights - see him controlling a sometimes unseen scene.

Freelance photographer Mr Lawrence explained: “Working at night, with long exposures, allows me to show a side to the landscape in a completely new light – literally.

“The camera picks up far more than we can see, revealing a hidden night-time world.

Jody Lawrence North Norfolk night photos exhibition. Cromer pier and promenade. Picture; JODY LAWRENCEJody Lawrence North Norfolk night photos exhibition. Cromer pier and promenade. Picture; JODY LAWRENCE

“Light is extremely important to me. Photography is simply managing the light that bounces off objects, so night photography has to be the ultimate challenge for any photographer.

“Using natural light is very satisfying, but here you’re always at the mercy of the weather. The sudden arrival of cloud over the moon can quickly ruin a picture, that’s why I’ve learned a few tricks.

“I’ll use anything to hand, from my car headlights to a small LED torch.”

His pictures range from fishing boats on star lit beaches to Cromer pier and prom illuminated by lamp standards.

Mr Lawrence added: “The fact that it is dark means most people do not even consider taking photos but with a tripod and a couple of lights a camera can see a whole new world – one that cannot even be seen by our eyes.”

Nightscapes – North Norfolk, by Jody Lawrence is launched tomorrow night at the Pinkfoot Gallery in Cley, where Mr Lawrence uses his specialism of photographing’s artists’ paintings and sculptures.

He will be on hand from 6.30pm to answer questions about his work. Anyone wanting to attend should email info@pinkfootgallery.co.uk.

It runs until September 7 and there is an accompanying book priced £19.95.

Contact www.pinkfootgallery.co.uk or call 01263 740947.

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