Tuesday, 1 December 2009


5am is an ungodly hour but I awoke this morning, put my gear together and set off for the north Norfolk coast. I had in mind the beach at Brancaster where I had photographed before. I had been meaning to get back there and catch a dawn scene for over a year now and today was that day. As I approached the coast I thought I had mistimed it and would arrive too late, as it was though I need not have worried as the day turned into one of those where it all just pans out nicely.
The tide was low and the horizon was just starting to lighten up. This first shot was a 2 second exposure at f16, I hadn't realised and didn't until after the shot that I must have accidently dialled in an ISO of 320. Still overall I am happy with the image.

I had thought that the light wasn't going to get anymore obliging so I had packed up and walked the short distance to the car when the sky started to show signs that all was not over and that there was going to be a decent sunrise, so I turned around and raced back to the beach where I captured this shot at 1/10 of a sec at f18 (this time making sure the ISO was set to 100!).

It was a result in the end and I have a few more images from the mornings work so I am happy.
On the way home there was a beautiful mist over the woods and farmland as I cut across country, unfortunately I had no energy left to pull up and take a picture or two - but the area is logged for future trips out that way