I have been wanting to find and photograph this ship wreck for a long time and is in-between Weston-S-Mare and Burnham On Sea coast. Having a free Saturday and checking the weather and tide times and google earth found a good place to park and a walk across the dunes and beach you come across a half buried wreck of the SS Nornan that has been siting here for 121 years, the ship’s crew of ten, together with their dog, were taken off by the lifeboat and landed safely at Burnham
During the early part of March 1897 a howling south westerly gale swept up the Bristol Channel, bringing with it high seas, driving snow and sleet, many ships soon found themselves in distress, among them the Norwegian barque SS Nornen which had tried out to ride out the storm but had found her anchors dragging. The ship was being driven towards Berrow’s mud flats, and the crew desperately tied to save her.
The Berrow beach is several miles long and found myself on my own it was actually a beautiful sunny day perfect blue skies and really not the atmosphere i wanted for this photograph, but had my composition and waited for the tide to come back in and captured a long exposure of the bones of the wreck with a 31sec exposure using a Lee 10 stop filter and hard grad 3 stop to bring the sky down.
Will back for another visit.
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