Septembers Charm……


Cley next the Sea

A memory of a fantastic end to a September day.  Evening light over Cley Marshes, Norfolk.

The reeds had yet to adopted their autumnal colours….but in late September they had made a start.

Wherever you are this Friday and whatever you have planned for the weekend…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

24th September

(C) David Oakes 2021


A Very Grand Entrance……


A Very Grand Entrance…..

The Marble Hall is the grand entrance to Holkham Hall in Norfolk.  A domed roof , a flowing staircase and a row of majestic columns, the later being of pink Derbyshire Alabaster with matching panelling.

The grand piano is dwarfed by these magnificent surroundings, but perhaps gives you a clue to the size of this entrance to Holkham Hall

It is some years since I was invited to photograph the Hall, a day when no visitors were permitted, so it was both a privilege and a thrill to have free access to all areas.

Holkham Hall has welcomed visitors for many years.  In more recent times those visitor numbers have been swelled by Wedding Parties.  I was thrilled to walk through the Marble Hall, up the stairs and through the doors at the top into yet another grand room…  so imagine the even bigger thrill for a Bride, in a flowing White Gown, her procession up those stairs, with Bridesmaids and entourage following in her wake.  It would certainly make a special day even more special.

No matter how grand or humble your surrounds are today, and as always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

13th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

As night falls…. a change


Late Evening, the Quay, Blakeney, Norfolk

It had been stormy, but they do say, that as the tide changes the weather can and often does change. This particular evening the tide began to recede and indeed a calm came to the evening…. even the sun tried to make a late appearance through the slowly thinning cloud.  All became strangely still.

All may be calm but….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

6th July

(C) David Oakes 2021


Moody Monday… but not that Blue

Moody Monday

Beach Huts at Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk

Monday… another week will soon pass, taking us a little closer to summer and the potential for lazy days on the beach.

Just dreaming again…..  After a rather fabulous April, the start of May looks rather different.  With a rather dire weather forecast for today and maybe the week you have to dream of those better days

Even if you are dreaming….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

3rd May

(C) David Oakes 2021