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, stopped in Cromer for chips, then drove around some more until we spotted some hares!
Once we’d found a fairly active group of 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 hare’s 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!