Dawn Light: St Michael’s Mount from Penzance Cornwall UK.
Waiting for the Light
Stats as of Aug 2010 80 Comments, 10 Favs, 1715 Views.
It was dark when I left home, I didn’t know what the weather was going to be like, but I was determined to be in Penzance for the Sunrise. I didn’t even know where the sun would come up at this time of the year. So after driving the 18miles from Redruth to Penzance I arrived in the darkness and walked to the foreshore with my Tripod, camera, camera-bag, filled with filters etc… I waited in the cold then in the distance I could see the beginnings of the dawn, the seagulls were sqwaking and doing the light dance in the sky. Then I also saw what I had come for, the dark outline of St Michael’s Mount. I waited patiently, shivering in the coldness of the March morning, and slowly but surely the sun began to appear, right behind St Michael’s Mount, and I was there to witness it for the first time in my life. Awesome. If I’d planned it, it couldn’t have been better. I’m not an expert at sunrises or sunsets, but I was focused on getting a good few pictures of this great moment. I tried different camera settings, filtres and ISO settings. I’ve got a few lovely shots, and now know what works with this lense and this camera for sunrises. Well worth sacrificing the pillow and the comfort of my duvet and loving wife. Afterwards, I was cold to the core, but so satisfied. Even if I’d not got any good pics, it was so exhilarating.
Try to capture a sunrise, you’ll love it.
Camera: Nikon D700, Lense 24-120mm 30sec at f/36