I might possibly be celebrating that fact that I was actually out at dawn in posting this, but I did think it was a very beautiful one. Living on a west facing coast it is very hard to find anywhere to actually take a picture of sunrise and certainly few places where there is anything attractive in the foreground (and I’m not making that claim here). Probably the last time I posted an image like this of the dawn we were living on the canal in Bude with an east facing flat.
This was taken up on Penhalt Cliff which is the highpoint between Widemouth Bay and Millook Haven. I had gone up there because of a fantastic mackerel sky (a picture of which I will post very soon). The sun is only just visible from here at this time of the year (and invisible most of the winter) but will track round northwards soon and I had to walk up onto the farmland behind the cliff to get the shot.
Anyway, please allow me this little self indulgence even if the shot has little artistic merit.
Penhalt Cliff, Bude, Cornwall, UK
Camera: Sigma DP3 Merrill
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (built in lens)
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400s
Such a colourful image didn't need too much work. A fair amount of exposure reduction and highlight recovery was done to bring the highlights under control, though I can imagine that some might prefer them left as they are. A little contrast and saturation provided the finishing touches.