Photographer shares image of Three Brick Arches, Fakenham

ByDavid M. Conte

Jan 11, 2022

Posted:
3:45 p.m. January 11, 2022



Update:
4:21 p.m. January 11, 2022

A photographer from Fakenham shared a stunning image of one of the city’s hidden gems.

Bryn Ditheridge, who runs Bryn Ditheridge Photography, captured the breathtaking view of the Three Brick Arches in Fakenham on January 3 while walking along the River Wensum.


Bryn Ditheridge of Hempton changes his traditional wildlife photography shots to capture landscapes.
– Credit: Bryn Ditheridge

The 30-year-old has been taking photos for about six years as a hobby and part-time as a second job.

His main interest is in wildlife photography across Norfolk, with a particular focus on birds of prey and kingfishers.

Mr. Ditheridge, who also does portrait and pet photography, only recently decided to expand his repertoire to include the county’s majestic scenery.

And the sight of the oft-forgotten bridge with the sunlight behind it provided a perfect opportunity to put his skills to use.


A kingfisher captured by Hempton photographer Bryn Ditheridge.

A kingfisher captured by Hempton photographer Bryn Ditheridge.
– Credit: Bryn Ditheridge

“I have taken many walks in this area over the years,” said Mr. Ditheridge.

“Being familiar with the layout, I knew that if I timed it correctly and the weather was on my side, I should be able to take a good photo of the bridge.

“This turned out to be a challenge in itself, as the majority of the path to it was heavily flooded by the river. But I managed to get there and spent a successful morning photographing the bridge.

The Three Brick Arches are where the Great Eastern Railway from Norwich, Wymondham and Dereham crossed the River Wensum towards Fakenham East and Wells.


Bryn Ditheridge, who runs Bryn Ditheridge Photography, takes a photo of Norfolk's wildlife.

Bryn Ditheridge, who runs Bryn Ditheridge Photography, takes a photo of Norfolk’s wildlife.
– Credit: Bryn Ditheridge

The photographer said he had been happy to receive such a positive reaction to his image in recent days.

“It’s definitely a nice feeling to see so many people celebrating the photo,” he added.

“A lot of these people have memories of this place and other people were interested in how to get there to see it for themselves.

“Many of them didn’t even know he existed.”


Bryn Ditheridge has been taking photos for about six years as a hobby and also as a part-time side job,

Bryn Ditheridge has been taking photos for about six years as a hobby and as a part-time side job, mainly taking photos of the wildlife in the years around Norfolk.
– Credit: Bryn Ditheridge

And the Hempton resident revealed there is a significant difference between photographing faces, animals, and landscapes.

Landscape photography is very different from photographing people, animals and birds,” said Mr. Ditheridge.

“But, in many ways, the basic knowledge of camera settings and composition applies to all types of photography. “

Mr Ditheridge said he plans to take more photos in Fakenham, including the town center and the Wensum Lodge Hotel.