Henry shot makes Sue cover girl

An atmospheric image of lifeboat legend Henry Blogg looking over the sea he used to sail has been chosen for the cover of this year's Jarrold Cromer calendar after a public vote.

The winning photo is a montage done by North Walsham school administrator Sue Emerson, who is thrilled and surprised by her success. She has been a keen amateur photographer, particularly of wildlife and scenery, for many years and always carries her camera with her.

Jarrold at Cromer has done a calendar for the past three years, but decided to ring the changes this time by asking the public to provide quirky shots rather than commissioning the traditional picture postcard views.

Sue's pictures were taken from the clifftop path in North Lodge Park - first of the bust of the nation's seafaring hero with the most RNLI medals, then of the beach.

'I have been trying to teach myself how to use Photoshop techniques and this was my first attempt. I was pleased because rather than just show a beach it showed a hero from Cromer still looking out to sea - but it took several attempts.'

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Jarrold co-manager at Cromer Mark Warner said the image, which is the September picture in the calendar, would look 'fabulous' on the front cover as it spoke volumes about Cromer.

A public vote, after the pictures were in the North Norfolk News, was close, with Jacqui Amy's mirror picture from June in second place, and a wintery pier by Andrew Douglas from the November page third.

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Miss Emerson, who works at the Manor Road schools, said: 'I had forgotten about entering for the calendar so it was a surprise to feature in it. Winning will encourage me to learn more skills.'

The calendar is due to released next month. Copies are snapped up by regular visitors and locals, with some being sent all over the world to friends and relatives.

? Readers voting for the winner were put into a draw for a �10 Jarrold gift voucher prize, won by Mrs R Brown of Bacton.

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