Updated: Oct 25, 2018
Fig 1. David, A. (2018) The Norfolk Coastal Colours [photograph] Hunstanton, Norfolk
Enjoyment? What aspects of my experience on the Norfolk Coastline gave me pleasure?
colours - so many different tones and what they originated from? How we as humans view colour differently?
dreaming about future life - given greater perspective.
different vegetation types, colours, texture
feeling the clay on my hands, investigating with hands, feet and using twigs and shells to prod and poke and make marks and patterns
easy going feeling
time stops still - life pauses
having a 'gaze' like expression while viewing the landscape - what movement and prominent features there are
stop to rest and admiring your progress
memories which are sacred and in the moment - difficult to translate
the huge open sky, making me feel so small and lucky to be here
the changes and patterns caused by the wind and sea
stumbling upon happy accidents, a different beach, a jelly fish, a seal family (!). A puppy, sun rays shining through the clouds, the dappled daylight in the thick of the pine forest.
the smells of fresh nature, earthy but perfumed, gritty, wholesome
feeling free and escaping reality
exploring historic features
seeing others outdoors enjoying themselves - a common ground with strangers
moving my body, using my muscles
walking, feeling the wing, sun, rain on my body. Feeling cold and windswept
talking with no interruptions
putting technology away - no signal, no connections
the changeability of the current situation - it is not static - the change in the sand, tide, waves, vegetation, daylight
inquisitively playing, digging and discovering in a child like manner
sitting to rest - listed and look. using the grasses as cushions to sit on
touching and feeling - exploring with my hands
take time - to wander, meander and explore without intention (Flaneur?)
seeing others outdoors walking, talking, looking, moving their bodies. Seeing people in a place with no ulterior motives, no competing. Everyone is equal here. No one is judged for your actions or what you are wearing. You all have a similarity - you are here, in the now.
following my intuition and instinct
there is no rules or judgement - i can't be 'wrong'
the possibility of everything changing - the power of the sea, rocks, trees. No man can interfere with these surroundings completely.
relaxing my mind, a numbed state
thinking about the now, the and the future of my own, the place and the people who have or will be in the same spot in the future - linking to the ever changing nature of the landscape