Photographic Essays by Cormac Scanlan

This photoblog, Photographic Essays by Cormac Scanlan, features photography experiments by photographer Cormac Scanlan, who is based in Suffolk, in the UK. Through his photography Cormac explores a wide range of styles and subject matters, always trying to reflect his thoughts and feelings in the way he shoots things.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Orford Castle

Light and Textures at Orford Castle

Castles are often great places to explore light and texture and Orford Castle in Suffolk fits firmly into this category. Built in the 12th Century by Henry II, the castle is on Suffolk's coast and overlooks Orford Ness. The natural light hitting the walls of Orford Castle's five floors and cellar make for some atmospheric lighting and the castles exterior are ideal for texture studies...

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Pin Mill Boatyard

Exploring the Boatyard at Pin Mill

Pin Mill is a quaint riverside village in South East Suffolk, near Ipswich. The flow of yachts coming in and out of it have been painted and photographed many times, but it's boatyard seldom seems to get a look in. Photographically, it's a fascinating site, full of chains, boats, heavy machinery and rust galore.

The muddy banks of the River Orwell glisten in the setting sun out here and that makes Pin Mill the perfect place to set up for some great East Anglian landscape photography, but there is something a little bit old fashioned about everyday life in the village, and that to me has it's own draw. 

With a 50mm, f/1.4 lens in hand, I went exploring...