A very warm welcome to 2018 to all you lovely people out there! This month me and my girlfriend Samantha decided to get away for a few nights so we took a lovely trip up to Northumberland Coast AONB (Area of Natural Beauty), and that it very much is! More specifically we stayed just off the A1 in a little cabin in Bockenfield Holiday Park, just outside of Felton. If you've not been before I would defiantly recommend it!
This trip was mainly a bit of get away for me and Samantha but it would have been rude not to grab my camera and sneak out early one morning to shoot the sunrise.
Before checking into our cabin we stopped off at Alnwick which is a nice little market town with quirky local shops, bar's and restaurants. I picked up some welly's whilst I was there which proved to be an essential piece of kit whilst out on the beach's photographing the amazing landscapes Northumberland has to offer!
On the second day of our stay at Northumberland I was up out of bed at 6:30 am, jumped into the car with my camera gear and headed over to the breathtaking Dunstanburgh Castle. The night before, the weather forecast predicted partly cloudy conditions so I was mega excited for great conditions and boy I wasn't disappointed.
The conditions were fantastic, the tide had recently gone out, leaving behind a lovely pattern of sand in a very shallow puddle. This created a rock like formation in the sand which made for a lovely foreground interest. The sun was rising up directly behind Dunstanburgh Castle on top of the cliffs which created a interesting Silhouette effect. Most importantly of all, as the sun came up it was painting the sky golden and a few low lying clouds that weren't high enough to catch the light off the sun created an incredible contrast, ultimately making this this photograph.
Dunstanburgh Castle at Sunrise