Several weeks ago I went to the pier (pictured) in New Brighton and managed to miss the actual bit of the sunrise where the sun looks like a big disk in the sky. I was kicking myself. But I still got some nice pictures. That day I promised I’d go back and try again. Well when I poked my head out the door at 6.30am this morning I knew from the clouds that I wasn’t going to get that shot today. But I went anyway, as I’ve discovered you end up getting unexpected but equally as pleasing photos.
It wasn’t easy getting this shot, it’s not the early start or waiting for the moment and the light, but the fact that not long after I arrived so did around 5 other photographers with their tripods and gear! At one point one woman actually came up and asked me if we were a club. I had to wait quite a while for two other photographers to move on from this shot! I even took a photo of them as thought that would make an interesting picture as well (see below).
I ended up taking rather a lot of photos – so have created a gallery. I hope you like them, but secretly the gallery is more for me! The gallery contains one obligatory seagull shot (I couldn’t resist).