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Finest of Norfolk

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Mark Spurgeon


Smallburgh, Norfolk


Twitter: @markescapes


Landscape photography capturing rural life, the Norfolk coastline and Norfolk Broads, focusing on strong elements within a scene to draw out what is pleasing on the eye

Mark Spurgeon Amateur Photographer

Like many people I dabbled with photography for many years but started to take it more seriously when digital cameras came along. The facility to keep clicking without having to pay for every image was a great attraction, as was the ability to go straight home and view my efforts on a nice bright screen. In 2007 I started uploading images onto the online photo sharing gallery Flickr and straight away enjoyed being part of a global photo fraternity.


At the time I was a serving police officer in London but I spent a lot of my spare time in Norfolk and my enthusiasm for its countryside and coast became entwined with my photography. In 2011 I retired and moved to live in Norfolk full time and now spend my time juggling a number of interests including maintaining an interesting garden, running a small holiday cottage and photography of course.  


I would describe myself as a landscape photographer and tend to look for strong elements within a scene and try to emphasise what I see as pleasing or interesting. I am lucky to live in a rural farming area and the coast and the Broads are also on my doorstep, all great targets for my camera. Another angle for me is exploring macro photography to capture the flowers and plants which is a good way of making more of my own garden.


I continue to upload images onto my Flickr photo stream and enjoy viewing other photographers’ work from around the world.  You can also follow me on twitter (@markescapes) where I do share some of my images along with general snaps and my enthusiasm for Norfolk living.




If you're a Norfolk based Artist and would like to profile your work on Finest of Norfolk, please get in touch to find out more: [email protected]


Cromer Icon

Cromer pier on the Norfolk coast. Playing with filters and exposure time as you can see.


Morning Reefs

Sea defences, aka reefs, at Sea Palling on the Norfolk coast.


Popping Out

Poppy time in a Norfolk field


Fancy a Swin

Lifeguard flag flying proud on Sea Palling beach but nobody was up for it. Top marks to the RNLI lifeguards for being there just incase.




Jubilee Blue Carpet 1

Nature’s bluebell carpet




Clematis, up close




Samara resting on the beach at Cromer





Private moment

Evening scene on the Norfolk Broads






The farmers in their bust few weeks.






Smart Blue Cover

Blakeney harbour at low water. The boaties among you will notice the curved lines to the stern of the crab boat.






Spotty Red 

An impressive specimen. Any suggestions as to what it is?





Summer Preview

Poppy time in Norfolk







All images are the copyright of ©Mark Spurgeon

To find out more about his work, please email [email protected]


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