St Andrews

St Andrews

Mid-summer dawn, St Andrews Castle. In mid-summer it is hardly worth going to bed if you want to catch pre-dawn and sunrise shots. I was on location here at 3.30am, having stayed up all night. This was a well-planned shot, I required a clear sunrise combined with a high tide to almost, but not quite cover the foreground rock, which I wanted to catch the sunlight to provide balance in the image. Sunrise eventually came at 4.30am. Long exposure softened the texture of the sea.
There is a tremendous sense of calm that often occurs at dawn, which often seems missing at the other end of the day. If I had the stamina, I would do more dawn shooting.

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St Andrews

Mid-summer dawn, St Andrews Castle. In mid-summer it is hardly worth going to bed if you want to catch pre-dawn and sunrise shots. I was on location here at 3.30am, having stayed up all night. This was a well-planned shot, I required a clear sunrise combined with a high tide to almost, but not quite cover the foreground rock, which I wanted to catch the sunlight to provide balance in the image. Sunrise eventually came at 4.30am. Long exposure softened the texture of the sea.
There is a tremendous sense of calm that often occurs at dawn, which often seems missing at the other end of the day. If I had the stamina, I would do more dawn shooting.

Mamiya 7
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