Sunrise? I'll take a lie in please..

Being a student, I usually hate getting up before there has even been a slight crack of light penetrating my closed, couldn’t be more shut, curtains. But the more I get into photography – the more I regret not getting up all the times previously.

Inspired by the work of Eric Wyllie (who takes the most fantastic pictures of the Knapps Loch in Kilmacolm, Scotland) I got my act together and got up before sunrise.

My first visit to the Knapps was a large disappointment. The clouds were low and dark – I got a shot out of it anyway, but it almost put me off going back!

I had a look at the met office website one night and the forecast for the next morning was music to my ears: “mist”. I woke up about 6am, drove the 10minutes to the Knapps and I was gob smacked. A lovely purple hue on the horizon, 10ft high rising mist, and the whole Loch to myself. It can’t be put into words. I was then joined by about 4 other photographers – one of whom I got talking to (that’s another thing I love about photography…the people I meet are always nice and great to have a chat with. You don’t get that in the middle of a city – unless it’s a drunken/drugged up tool from Glasgow who wants 20p for “eh bus hame”. Either way). 3hours and 12GB(!!!) later I headed home…but only because I was going to be late for work!

I probably spent about 2hours processing some of the images (and it probably took 2hours to upload them all!) and I actually wished I had taken more. But I got enough out of it. Picked up a good few things for next time. One of them being to bring a pair of gloves – but what’s a little frostbite when this image was the result of it:

2 words: Worth it.

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