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Photographer captures the romantic side of Broads

PUBLISHED: 13:37 25 January 2010 | UPDATED: 07:42 02 July 2010

A secluded waterway leading to Cockshoot Broad near Woodbastwick, one of the images in John Duckett’s new book.

A secluded waterway leading to Cockshoot Broad near Woodbastwick, one of the images in John Duckett's new book.

Derek James

It is a book which shows a different, more romantic and dramatic side of Norfolk…and it is one which landscape photographer John Duckett can be proud of.

It is a book which shows a different, more romantic and dramatic side of Norfolk…and it is one which landscape photographer John Duckett can be proud of.

Romantic Norfolk concentrates on the county inland, including the Broads, and is a companion to his previous book, The Romantic Norfolk Coast.

“I have tried to capture the timeless quality of the rural Norfolk landscape and avoid the hustle and bustle of the towns and villages,” said John.

“The book is a celebration of my two passions, these being the wild landscapes of Great Britain and landscape photography.

“Being Norfolk born and bred, I have always loved the many aspects and challenges that the landscape of Nelson's County offers photographers…from the wide open arable fields, gently meandering rivers, ancient woodlands and the unique landscape of the Broads,” he added.

This selection of photographs shows the mood of the superb landscapes by capturing the atmosphere and colours of both the stormy dramatic days and cold still dawns of winter, along with some of the beautiful evening light and sunsets of summer.

See, I told you it was romantic!

Romantic Norfolk is published by Halsgrove at £14.99. If you can't find it in the shops call 01823 653777.

Competition

As we approach St Valentine's Day this is your chance to win a copy of this gorgeous book, Romantic Norfolk.

Publishers Halsgrove have given me four copies to give away and it will make an ideal gift for anyone who loves our county.

Answer this question: -

What was the name of photographer John Duckett's other book on Norfolk?

The first four names out of the hat with the correct answer get a copy of the book.

Send your entries to me at Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE, or email them to derek.james@archant.co.uk

They should arrived by first post on Wednesday February 3rd.Usual Archant rules apply.

Did You Know?

On this day in 1327 Edward III acceded to the English throne.

On this day in 1533 Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn (wife number two of six) were married secretly by the Bishop of Lichfield.

On this day in 1924 the first Winter Olympics began at Chamonix, France.

On this day in 1947 Al Capone, Chicago gang boss in the Prohibition era, died of a heart attack, days after suffering a stroke, aged 48.

On this day in 1990 fierce storms with 80mph winds lashed Norfolk causing death and destruction. A man died at Swaffham and at Norwich Airport cars were put in front of light aircraft to stop them blowing away.

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