Dawn in Lowestoft

We spent the weekend in Suffolk. We couldn’t get on a preferred campsite so we ended up in a budget hotel for a couple of nights. Yesterday I got up at 4am and headed to South Beach in Lowestoft for the sunrise. I was great to feel the sun on my face, the breeze in my hair and listen to the sea as it settled on the beach before retreating once again.

Half Dome, Yosemite, Sunrise

Since the beginning of lockdown, I have, over on Instagram, being posting a picture a day from my archive and occasional newly taken pictures. This is the 100th picture I posted. It’s sunrise over Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Pre-dawn we had struck our campsite, packed up and drove the forty minutes to this point and set up gear. The sunrise was spectacular but the pictures not so much. When I got home,I ignored this image as lens flare as it’s not “allowed” in landscape photography but when I trawled back through my archiveI really liked this picture. There is something of the breaking day and the promise of everything clean and new and full of opportunity about it.

Wahiba Sands desert, Oman

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Sunset at Wahiba Sands desert in Oman.  Half an hour before sunset there was no wind and bright sunshine.  At sunset, the wind picked up and the sands on the desert floor swirled around our feet. It was not the sunset I was hoping for, but I am happy with this shot that sort of reminds me of a picture my parents have on their wall of elephants in Africa.  The colours are similarly muted.  It may be the shape of the trees.  Anyway, here it is.  I hope you like it.  Pictures of camels and sand dunes may follow.

 

 

 

 

St Ives sunrise

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As 2017 comes to a close, I am pleased to share this picture with you of a wonderful sunrise I spent in the harbour in St Ives a month ago.  This year has been a challenging one on the family side as we said goodbye to my dad.  It is the first serious loss I have experienced and it hit me hard.  I have had a tough run at my day job which has also knocked me for six.  On the positives I have achieved some of my 2017 resolutions, but I hope to develop my photography 2018 and dedicate the time I need to make that happen.

For all those who take time out to have a look at my page, I wish you all a very happy holiday and say a big thank you – your visits mean a lot to me.

Best,

Keith

Shenandoah sunrise

 

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So if you followed my last blog, you will know I’ve been playing around a new “darkroom” system and using USA pics to try it out.  Here is a shot I took on Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive at sunrise earlier this year.  It was a truly remarkable drive and I hope I get back again sometime.  I hope everyone has a happy weekend.
Here’s a bonus shot taken the same morning.

 

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