Friday photo: Perth sunrise

Friday photo: Perth sunrise

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Looking towards Kinnoull Hill in Perth, Scotland.

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Southwark sunrise

Southwark sunrise

Looking out of our hotel window, we were treated to a lovely sunrise (as well as the beautiful sunset in recent images).

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I was trying to capture the silhouettes and the reflections on some of the slates.  Executing this shot was tricky. Our hotel window would only open wide enough to allow my camera to squeeze through. Everything had to be done with one hand, so it really was a case of point, click and hope.

Taken from our hotel room looking across Southwark.

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Irvine sunrise #3

Irvine sunrise #3

Nae man can tether time or tide.

Robert Burns

This quotation (from Tam O’Shanter) is carved into some steps at Irvine beach. As it’s Burns Day, it seemed apt.

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As I was taking these photos, I was trying to anticipate when the waves would break – aiming to capture that moment when the water rises, curls and prepares to drop again. I didn’t succeed in this endeavour… at all.

But I did come up with this shot. I like the way that the rising sun is reflected in the relatively calm water between the waves. And I like the breaking waves in the background too. Sometimes accidents make the best images.

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Irvine sunrise #2

Irvine sunrise #2

I know that this is very similar to yesterday’s entry, but I’m not apologising for that.

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By shooting in portrait mode, I was trying to get a greater proportion of sand (foreground) into the composition. The sun is maybe a wee bit central in this image, which is a result of concentrating on the sand, rather than the background.

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Irvine sunrise #1

Irvine sunrise #1

This shot (and the next two entries) was taken on New Year’s Day. It was very windy and pretty cold, so the beach was even quieter than I’d anticipated. There were a few hardy souls around, but I managed to keep them out of the frame.

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The golden light is straight out of the camera, and I love the way it reflects on the wet sand.

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Sunrise in Perth

Sunrise in Perth

This week’s theme (as if there was a plan!) is sunrises.

Today’s image follows the weekend entries with a sunrise shot from Perth.

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I was keen to catch the seedheads with the sunrise and reflections behind them. This photo is pretty close to what I was trying to do. So, I’m happy with it.

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Sunrise on the Tay #1 

Sunrise on the Tay #1

This shot was taken in December, just as the sun was rising above the hills. The light was fantastic (although it was pretty chilly). This really was a case of being in the right place at the right time. I had intended to be there about 20 minutes earlier, which would have meant missing this shot. But for some reason, I took the long way to get here. My feet turned left when my brain wanted to go right. So, as well as a bit of additional exercise, I arrived at the optimum time.

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The starburst effect is straight from the camera, no processing trickery here.

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