This morning (a Saturday, no less) I woke up at 2:45am, packed myself a thermos of tea, some croissants, my wellies and the dog, threw my camera bag in the car and drove an hour to get to the beach for sunrise. It was totally worth it.
Landscape photography isn’t something I do often, so it was great to have a full morning to myself to experiment a little with HDR photography and different exposures.
Reighton Gap was completely empty by the time I got there at 4:00am, and the sun was just beginning to rise over the sea.
The light was just beyond gorgeous – the kind of soft, diffused light you only see early in the morning. Even the dog loved it!
Once the sun had come up fully, I decided to head over to RSPB Bempton Cliffs to get a few shots of the hoards of nesting birds.
Having both the beach and cliffs to myself was a fantastic feeling – knowing that most other people were tucked up in bed whilst I was out and about actually felt better than I thought it would (helped by the fantastic weather, no doubt).
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