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A bridge at Orford Ness Island, Suffolk, UK, leading onto the main site where bombs were tested.

Nikon D60 with Sigma 10-20 zoom.

Orford Ness Island is a site of Special Scientific Interest, a grade 1 site in the Nature Conservation Review run by The National Trust. It is a 16km long shingle spit, that is now a wildlife reserve. A large part of The Ness was acquired by The War Department in 1913. The Central Flying School’s Experimental Flying Section was based here in 1915 which began a 70 year period of intense military experimentation leaving scars on the landscape as well as giving the island a mystique of secrecy.
Radar was developed here from 1935 until 1937 and later the development of the atomic bomb was
carried out on this site during the 1950’s, one of only a few places in the world used for such experiments.
It is now open to the public, but there are specifically marked trails due to the danger of unexploded ordnance still being present.
It is a great place for photography with a very unusual mixture of buildings and a fascinating history, as well as some diverse wildlife.


orford ness, bridge, architecture, shadow, pattern

My main interests are landscape, wildlife and sports events.
I use a Nikon D40X, a Nikon D60 and a Nikon D3100.
The lenses are either Nikkor or Sigma or a Tamron 60mm Macro. I also have a small collection of vintage cameras.
I hope you enjoy my photography and keep coming back for more, as I am constantly working to increase my portfolio.
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  • midnightduchess
    midnightduchessalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work! Would you please consider joining England in Black and White …..

  • Thank you very much, the group looks like a really good idea thanks for the invite.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Marg Thomson Photography
    Marg Thomson P...over 2 years ago

    dramatic moody shot! xoxox

  • Thanks very much, a creepy place but great for photography.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome & ominous!!! Great perspective… gives me a Hitchcockian chill!! :o)

  • Thank you. Just over this bridge is the building where they watched the bombs fall to work out accuracy and height of the aircraft. When you consider what scale of destruction they were estimating, it does send a chill down your spine! Thanks again for looking and all your kind comments.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaalmost 2 years ago

    Splendid shot.

  • Thanks very much, I was trying to capture how bleak the place was.

    – Nigel Bangert

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