An image that was created at the North Yorkshire coast early one morning, this image became one of my favourites from this shoot.
The talent wasn’t posing it was just a grab shot as I was setting up my camera.
The silhouetted grass and the pale sun just appealed to my artistic side.
It was a very cold morning even though the image looks as if it was warm. The model still had her coat on, and was looking
out to sea to check the tide movement. the sun had actually beaten me that morning, it was forecast to rise a good twenty minutes later than it actually did.
The bits of light on the grass in the hillock in the foreground are from my flash as there was plenty of dew on the ground.
I usually like to get some images in with the pre-dawn light but as I said that morning we had missed that unfortunately.
Camera used was a Nikon D3X and a 14-24mm 2.8 Nikon lens.
Edited in Nikon Capture NX2
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I love drama in an image,drama created with light and dark. the sun provides such drama at sunrise. (not so much this summer in the UK, rain prevails ad-nauseum )
The model provides the peaceful serenity of being alone on the beach watching the sunrise over the sea.
This image was taken around 4-30 am. I was hoping for a less clear sky as the sun rose, but as everything else, nothing happens on demand.
As usual it was a rush to get on the beach, after setting off early (too early) we arrived to find the sunrise happening happening already.
The pre dawn light had disappeared and was already giving way to the full blown sun. Most of the red sky was turning blue
and just leaving a strip of red orange glow on the horizon. I managed to get a few frames and poses before it
all turned blue. I hate a solid blue sky, no atmosphere at all.
I had planned to light up the subject with off camera flash, but the wind was blowing and gusting unexpectedly, and with time against us
that didn’t happen.
I used the sun to light the red Parasol and the red cloth panel which obviously left the model in
Still I like the way the image turned out. It was then back to car for sandwiches and a coffee from the flask, not the best but great after being on a cold windy beach.
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