I had decided to go to Dunstanburgh Castle to try and get the dawn. The night before I checked tide times and they looked good, I checked the weather and that was not so good. I like to go when there is a chance of high cloud, as this gives me the best chance of getting a good image. The forecast was not promising, part of me just wanted to stay in bed and not go.
I am so glad I made the effort and went. I usually like to get there an hour before sunrise so I have time to set up and work out the best location, so even in February that meant getting up at about 5am and travelling for 45 minutes.
It was a cold morning with a really biting wind coming off the land, but oh what a sunrise - it was amazing. This image captures it - no photoshop changing colours - it was this vibrant, this beautiful.
As a photographer I love to capture these scenes and sometimes because of that I miss out on the event. As I have become older I take time to cherish these moments - to let them sink into my mind, the colours, the noise of the waves, the small wading birds rushing back and forth with the waves, the peace and solitude - all good