A walk along the River Alde

However many photos I come back with from a shoot, I don't often add more than one or two of those images to my website, preferring to just show a selection of my very best images. What happens to all the images that don't make the cut? They're all languishing unseen on my hard drive which seems a shame after spending so much time and effort on their creation so I thought I'd use my blog to show a few more of the images from each shoot. As well as letting a few more images see the light of day, I think presenting the photos as a set should also help me to keep improving my photography. Thinking about the different options, looking for alternate angles or interesting details and getting under the skin of a place rather than just looking for the single 'classic view' that will sum it up in one shot. 

These images were all taken on a dawn walk along the tidal section of the River Alde at Snape. The River Alde passes Snape Maltings where the Victorian maltings buildings have been converted into a cultural site, home to shops, galleries, restaurants, Snape Maltings Concert Hall and holiday apartments as it meanders it's way passed Aldeburgh on it's way to the sea. It's a beautiful area but typically of East Anglia is the sort of flat landscape that can be hard work for us photographers to capture in a photo. Look closer though and there is plenty here and I'm looking forward to coming back to walk the other side of the river.

The idea for these blogs came after the shoot on this occasion so in future posts I hope to come up with a more varied set of images but for now I'm going to use the old adage; 'A picture is worth a thousand words' and take the opportunity to keep quiet and show some photos.

  Reflected colours at dawn

Reflected colours at dawn

  The sweeping curves of  the River Alde drifting through the reeds

The sweeping curves of  the River Alde drifting through the reeds

  Snape Maltings is a familiar site on the banks of the River Alde

Snape Maltings is a familiar site on the banks of the River Alde

  The sweeping curves of  the River Alde drifting through the reeds

The sweeping curves of  the River Alde drifting through the reeds

  The view across the reed beds in warm winter light

The view across the reed beds in warm winter light

  Light and shadows on the reed beds

Light and shadows on the reed beds

  The Alde at low tide

The Alde at low tide