Photos: Cliftonville resident captures beauty of unspoilt ‘lockdown’ Margate

A shot of nature Photo Emma Hopkin

An administrator living in Cliftonville has used the months of Covid restrictions to try out her photographic skills.

Emma Hopkin says her joy of photography was reignited after taking a course on how to use digital SLR in 2014. The restrictions led her to take the opportunity to embrace nature and catch Thanet ‘in lockdown’ in pictures.

The 45-year-old (pictured) moved to Thanet one year ago with her husband and two cats.

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She said: “Having fallen in love with the quirky vibrant vibe of the area I decided to take the sadness I felt (and my spare time) to document the dramatic changes to our beautiful town and it’s coastline and capture the new ‘unspoilt’ beauty. “


    • I too would like to join your society as I too have recently taken some shots of the iconic old town of Margate and also some coastal shots within the isle.

  1. Fantastic pictures! It’s so refreshing to hear about others who love and appreciate the beauty of our lovely Margate and Cliftonville.
    We moved here from London two years ago and we are always disappointed and shocked to hear this beautiful place being put down and treated badly, rubbish left on beach etc.
    Well done Emma.

  2. Superb and natural pics my fave. Well done Emma hope to see lots more in the future. I agree so much with Kathy but for a few criminals who need taking out of our lovely isle it’s so sad that they bring Thanet into disrepute and may put people off or as seems to be happening, attracts more of the same who having just got an increase of £20 a week on their Covid UNIVERSAL CREDIT benefit enjoy alcohol intoxication and fighting amongst other VERY ANTI SOCIAL ACTS. Just a glorified paid by the state holiday to get p****d and drain further our already overstretched NHS! Seeing gorgeous pics is immediately a stress buster for myself.

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