Last year I had my first attempt at photographing wild hares in Norfolk. After a day of driving around the countryside roads with my friend, eventually finding and photographing a few hares frolicking in a field near Hunstanton provided me with a real sense of achievment! Working with my old Samsung DSLR camera, and a somewhat more limited ‘zoom’ lens, the resulting images were somewhat grainy and of poor technical quality.
The first two pictures in this blog post were the clearest shots I managed to get of the hares. I still love these pictures, as I can look at them and remember the elation I was feeling on the day I took them: that is more important to me than technical correctness, and is what my art is to me.
This has now formed an annual Eostre tradition with Jon. On a quiet Sunday in April we did much the same thing as last year: drove around Norfolk’s country roads, ate some lovely chips by the sea in Cromer, then drove around some more until we spotted some hares!
Once we’d spotted the hares, photographing them was another problem, though I did find it significantly easier than last year! I still ended up with a lot of photographs of hares tails as they were running in the opposite direction! Like last year, there are only a couple of images that I am happy with, but I enjoyed the experience of it above all else.
I am very much looking forward to the next Eostre / Spring Hare outing, in 2018!