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The remains of a building, all that is left is a plug socket. Orford Ness Island, Suffolk, UK.

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.

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orford, ness, island, plug, socket, electric, electricity, building, architecture

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.
You can visit my website at nigdaw.co.uk

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Comments

  • trobe
    trobeabout 2 years ago

    Great treatment: nice work.

  • Thanks very much, this was a great place for photography.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 2 years ago

    Great capture Nigel! Love the light.

  • Thanks very much Arfan, I really appreciate your comments.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • trobe
    trobeover 1 year ago


    You have been picked for our pre apocalypse features! Good bye!

  • Thanks very much, too bad I won’t be around much longer to enjoy it! Quite appropriate as this was a nuclear bomb testing site. Thanks very much for featuring my work.

    – Nigel Bangert

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