Search

Picture perfect: Fantastic firework photos put Cromer in the frame

PUBLISHED: 19:01 27 February 2017 | UPDATED: 19:49 27 February 2017

The winning photograph from the Cromer Fireworks Competition taken by Robert Hubbard. Picture: ROBERT HUBBARD

The winning photograph from the Cromer Fireworks Competition taken by Robert Hubbard. Picture: ROBERT HUBBARD

Archant

It may have been a week later than the rest of the world, but the Cromer New Year fireworks were timed to perfection for Robert Hubbard.

Cromer Fireworks Photograph competition winner Robert Hubbard (right) with Hughes rental manager Jordan Sheridan-Morley. Picture: DAVE ROBERTSCromer Fireworks Photograph competition winner Robert Hubbard (right) with Hughes rental manager Jordan Sheridan-Morley. Picture: DAVE ROBERTS

Overall winner of the fireworks photo competition Mr Hubbard had been set to miss the New Year’s Day spectacle, but was able to get along when it was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

Cromer Fireworks Photo Competition runner up Brett King.  Picture: BRETT KINGCromer Fireworks Photo Competition runner up Brett King. Picture: BRETT KING

His photo was the chosen by judges as the outstanding image from the night which was held on January 8.

Cromer Fireworks photography competion runner-up Gary Pearson. Picture: GARY PEARSONCromer Fireworks photography competion runner-up Gary Pearson. Picture: GARY PEARSON

It captured vivid explosions of colour lighting up the ink black sky above the the pier’s sober silhouette.

Mr Hubbard, from Brandon, made the trip back to Comer to collect his 40-inch television set prize donated by the resort’s Hughes electrical branch.

He chose a prime vantage point on the pier head to capture the winning photo on his Canon 5D camera.

“I thought I was going to miss the display as I was in Holland on New Year’s Eve, then it was cancelled and we arrived back the night before,” said Mr Hubbard.

“It was meant to be. I love coming to the display, the committee does a wonderful job each year and there is a great atmosphere.

“Over the past few years I have always entered and have gained two third places in the past. So it’s a great thrill to win this year.”

Four photographers shared runners-up place including a second image by Robert

Hubbard. The others were Denis Gorbatov of Diss, Gary Pearson of Dersingham and Brett King from Dereham.

More than 170 entries were received from across East Anglia.

The judges were EDP photographer Antony Kelly, North Norfolk Photographic Society chairman Malcolm English and Hughes’ Cromer store manager Simon Morton.

Fireworks commitee chairman Jim Bond said: “Once again there was a very high

standard of entries making it very difficult to choose a winner, the quality of many was outstanding.

“It just goes to show what a fantastic setting we have in Cromer for this exceptional firework display.”

The event, which has grown out of a display marking the Millennium, has become the biggest of its kind in Norfolk.

All the entries can be viewed on the events Facebook page ‘New Year’s Day Fireworks, Cromer.’

Other news

Yesterday, 17:17

From an early age, Dereham’s Todd Cantwell had always dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and for his family, it is all they had ever wanted to see him do.

Yesterday, 16:21

A father whose two sons rely on one of the 46 children’s centres under threat of closure has urged people to make their voices heard over the controversial proposals.

Yesterday, 16:20

Three fire crews, the ambulance service and the police attended a road traffic collision in Fakenham this afternoon.

Yesterday, 15:13

Airy open carriages, free fast wifi and a USB point for every passenger – Greater Anglia have unveiled the inside of their new regional trains.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:17

From an early age, Dereham’s Todd Cantwell had always dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and for his family, it is all they had ever wanted to see him do.

Read more
Northgate High School
Yesterday, 16:21

A father whose two sons rely on one of the 46 children’s centres under threat of closure has urged people to make their voices heard over the controversial proposals.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:20

Three fire crews, the ambulance service and the police attended a road traffic collision in Fakenham this afternoon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:13

Airy open carriages, free fast wifi and a USB point for every passenger – Greater Anglia have unveiled the inside of their new regional trains.

Read more
Sudbury
Yesterday, 15:07

Ever since that fateful day in June 2016, questions have been asked over just what the people of the United Kingdom - and Norfolk - had voted for.

Read more
European Union

Most Commented

Yesterday, 17:17

From an early age, Dereham’s Todd Cantwell had always dreamed of becoming a professional footballer and for his family, it is all they had ever wanted to see him do.

Read more
Northgate High School
Yesterday, 16:21

A father whose two sons rely on one of the 46 children’s centres under threat of closure has urged people to make their voices heard over the controversial proposals.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:20

Three fire crews, the ambulance service and the police attended a road traffic collision in Fakenham this afternoon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:13

Airy open carriages, free fast wifi and a USB point for every passenger – Greater Anglia have unveiled the inside of their new regional trains.

Read more
Sudbury
Yesterday, 15:07

Ever since that fateful day in June 2016, questions have been asked over just what the people of the United Kingdom - and Norfolk - had voted for.

Read more
European Union

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Dereham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy