This image was made on my second visit to Cromer.
I'm a firm believer in the value of repeated visits to a location - the space in time between the visits helps you come to terms with the potential images you might make and what you might want to convey.
In this instance, myself and a colleague, Julian Ashley, had seen these really interesting tractors on our first visit. When we returned, my instinct was to hunt for a tractor 'portrait' or even an abstract detail, but a convincing composition proved illusive.
In the end it was the relationship between the tractors and the town/pier that seemed important to me and this idea caught my attention.
A key part of the image was having the patience to wait for the lighting to be right - about 10 minutes after sunset we were treated to this rather bizare cloud configuration which seems to echo the pier and frame the town.
Thanks to Julian for counting out the requisite 15 seconds on his watch - when the moment came to press the shutter I realised I had left mine at home!
Technical Details - Linhof Technikardan, 90mm lens. Graduated filter. Provia 100. Scanned with an Epson V700.
Location: Cromer, Norfolk