We spent the weekend in an complex next to the Suffolk Broads.
I love this place as the morning and night light if you catch it right, can be magical.
The Broads are a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Broads, and some surrounding land, were constituted as a special area with a level of protection similar to a National Park by The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act of 1988. The Broads Authority, a Special Statutory Authority responsible for managing the area, became operational in 1989.
The total area is 303 square kilometres (117 sq mi), most of which is in Norfolk, with over 200 kilometres (120 mi) of navigable waterways. There are seven rivers and 63 broads, mostly less than 4 metres (13 ft) deep. Thirteen broads are generally open to navigation, with a further three having navigable channels. Some broads have navigation restrictions imposed on them in autumn and winter.
Although the terms Norfolk Broads and Suffolk Broads are used to identify specific areas within the two counties respectively, the whole area is frequently mistakenly referred to as the "Norfolk Broads". The Broads has the same status as the national parks in England and Wales; the Broads Authority has powers and duties almost identical to the national parks, but is also the third-largest inland navigation authority. Because of its navigation role the Broads Authority was established under its own legislation on 1 April 1989. More recently the Authority wanted to change the name of the area to The Broads National Park in recognition of the fact that the status of the area is equivalent to the rest of the national park family, but was unable to get agreement from all the different parties. The Broads Authority Act 2009, which was promoted through Parliament by the Authority, improves public safety on the water.Info Wiki.
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mesutilgim (95758) 2014-01-14 1:36
Wonderfull scenery, perfect captured.
Very nice layout and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-01-14 1:57
j'aime beaucoup les couleurs et la composition de cette photo. Une superbe capture avec un reflet magnifique.
tyro (25884) 2014-01-14 2:24
You have given us a very interesting and informative note about the Suffolk Broads and a very fine morning photograph to illustrate it.
Gorgeous soft light and colours make this a delightful shot and the reflections of the sky on the calm water are divine. Good straightforward composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness - even on the larger version which, I see, is 3000 pixels wide!
danos (99760) 2014-01-14 2:58
very nice and unique this great environment,with the calmness and the tranquility to are spread all over the place.I like the created reflections as the excellent light and colour management of the scene.
ManuMay (36271) 2014-01-14 3:09
For sure...Magical light and great moment captured, the colours quality, as contrasts and shilouettes are here brilliant, even centered composition fits well to the scene...Great work. A lovely momento very well captured.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-14 3:12
A tranquil peaceful and lovely photo with the magical twilight colours. I like the perfect mirror reflections captured on the calm and still water. Excellent natural colors and good clarity. Thanks for sharing a splendid shot.
vjmite (4216) 2014-01-14 3:37
A nice soft sunset? photo with perfect reflections and good natural colors. The wintery tree silhouettes are a good focus for the photo.
cornejo (43859) 2014-01-14 4:53
Hi Lain, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting scene sunset in this beautiful place, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-14 5:38
Hello Iain - This is a real beauty. I love the leafless trees and the soft watercolour wash of pastels in the sky and reflections. One small detail that really works for me composition-wise, is the tree seen at the far end of the channel... magical. Exquisite. Warmest wishes Rosemary
yquem46 (38752) 2014-01-14 6:35
A moody picture, very romantic !
Nice mild colors and light for a very pleasant result
best regards, have a nice day
kabel (1930) 2014-01-14 7:17
Hello, a soft reflection image with splendid light. Must have been magical to see this in the morning light.
Nice composition with perspective and symmetry.
Nicou (145072) 2014-01-14 8:04
quelle merveille sueprbe vue et iamge quel reflet de ces arbres dundés superbe et le tons ces couleur ce ciel un rêve magique compo et vue.
Oceania (5202) 2014-01-14 8:08
This picture is stunning! The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
claudeD (39845) 2014-01-14 8:39
magical colors and magical atmosphere for this perfect contribution to TE.I like your fotojob here very much. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
gildasjan (43654) 2014-01-14 9:56
Très bon cadrage symétrique qui donne toute sa place au reflet de ce paysage.Belle harmonie de teintes en douceur dans ce ciel.
chrislo (4097) 2014-01-14 10:32
Your photograph looks very much like a watercolour painting with lovely soft colours and pastel shades. The late afternoon peaceful atmosphere is well recorded with a perfect exposure to capture the setting sun and reflections on the water. The silhouettes of the bare trees are so delicate under this rich coloured sky. A stunningly beautiful image.
Graal (103034) 2014-01-14 11:21
landscape is beautiful. I like the delicacy pastel colors and reflections in water. Fine quality, also larger version. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
PaulVDV (29781) 2014-01-14 13:06
Very beautiful with the thin dark line of the vegetation and the pin sharp silhouettes of the bigger trees between that wonderfully coloured sky and water.
Best regards, Paul
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-14 13:29
una foto bella e suggestiva ispirata dalla straordinaria bellezza del paesaggio.
Perfetta la composizione ed ottima la gestione della luce.
Straordinari i colori. ù
Ciao e buona serata
emka (100773) 2014-01-14 13:39
Hi Iain, marvelous landscape in in sunset. Fantastic colours and gorgeous reflections. Amazing sky.
WArm regrads Malgo
annjackman (21899) 2014-01-15 1:06
Good to see you posting. This has captured a special mood with subtle colours and very attractive silhouettes of the trees. Winter light can be so very beautiful especially at the beginning or end of the day. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
saxo042 (37900) 2014-01-15 5:04
Oh, what a wonderful morning! The absolutely perfect mater mirror reflects the tree and the clouds so they form parallel semicircles, a very well composed picture.
abmdsudi (55562) 2014-01-15 6:58
Almost seeing double, a classic sunrise beauty! I think its just a bit of fun looking through the view finder that much and you are beginning to see almost double image there, an opportunity not to be missed of such attractive subjects as displayed here. The exposure is so pleasant and you have done well to capture the colours in both the sky and water real good. The reflection is icing on the cake, extremely delicious capture! Congrats.
dale54 (8240) 2014-01-15 11:41
iain hello..interesting note.but this shot is so nicely captured!yes,your right about the light..superb! tfs. dale
macjake (69729) 2014-01-16 8:07
I could have sworn I had already critiqued this photo, but somehow i have not!
how could i miss this one.
its a beauty, an easy 10 out of 10.
love the balance in this shot from side to side.
the way the black contrasting tree branches soar into the skyline, looking like the long fingers of a WITCH!
Kielia (24077) 2014-01-16 8:15
how magical the view is in the warm light. The delicately figured sky has lent the shot mood and beauty. An image to calm the soul. My compliments also for the interesting notes.
Cricri (121195) 2014-01-16 10:44
Quelle belle réalisation, les couleurs , les reflets, la réalisation est vraiment magnifique, bravo
siudzi (34141) 2014-01-18 1:32
Wow! What a stunning view you captured here! It looks really magical and charming due to the warm tones of lights and wonderfully executed mirror effect. Bravo! Love it!
Have a nice weekend!
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-01-18 5:23
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition with those attractive symmetrical reflections are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
tatadalou (7459) 2014-01-26 11:01
Great reflection scene, the light and the clouds make it very sweet. Excellent sharpness.