Another Dawn Breaks..

This photograph was taken at Trebarwith Strand.  The exposure was 6 minutes turning the crashing waves to smoke.  The rising sun can be seen reflecting off the island (known as Gull Island) a couple of miles offshore.  I think perhaps the people who named this particular lump of rock, lacked a little creativity.. ;-)


24mm f/22 346 sec. ISO-100

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58 responses

  1. Beautiful!

    November 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    • Thank you very much Neil!

      November 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm

  2. Incredible scene!

    November 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    • Thank you Gracie. It was an incredibly beautiful start to the day.

      November 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

  3. Fabulous!!

    November 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    • Thank you John!

      November 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

  4. Gorgeous…as usual :)

    November 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    • Thank you so much Edith! :-)

      November 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

  5. Cynthia

    Absolutely breathtaking. Love the smoke. ;)

    November 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    • Thank you Cynthia! :-)

      November 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm

  6. WOW, it’s an absolutely gorgeous shot!! Love it!

    November 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    • Thank you Calee! :-)

      November 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm

  7. poppytump

    Wow ChillB that looks looks like a golden nugget sitting in the ocean Lol
    You’ve certainly captured this particular location in a unique light. How *wonderful .
    I <3 that little chink of escaped gold high up on the cliff top ;-)

    November 27, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    • Thank you Poppy! I can see we really will be jostling for position on this rock next spring. ;-)
      Do you remember that breakfast cereal, no doubt full of sugar, called ‘Golden Nuggets? Gull Island bathed in early sunshine reminded me of one of those.
      By the time the light hit more of the cliff, it’d lost its golden glow so just that little chink in this shot. Perhaps I’ll post what happened next, another time. :-)

      November 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

  8. Beautiful, indeed, Adrian…and I love the misty, smoky water…very nice.

    November 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    • Thank you Scott! Much appreciated. :-)

      November 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm

  9. This is outstanding, once again! Great job, Adrian.

    November 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    • Thank you very much indeed. Really appreciate that!

      November 27, 2013 at 8:13 pm

  10. Absolutely other worldly in it’s beauty!

    November 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    • Thank you Elena. It is a very beautiful place.

      November 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  11. Very beautiful

    November 27, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    • Thank you Lou! :-)

      November 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  12. This is a beautiful image. I love the contrast in the colours and the smokey water has a mystical, surreal quality 😊

    November 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    • Thank you very much Mark. I’ve done quite a bit of experimenting with water and shutter speed. I love the different effects that can be achieved with different speeds but the much longer exposures that give this effect have produced some of my favourite pictures.

      November 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm

  13. Photos close to home

    Goodness. Just when I think you can’t top yourself, you come along with something like this.

    November 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      November 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

  14. Stunning colours!

    November 27, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    • It really was a lovely morning!

      November 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

  15. Absolutely amazing…I yearn to take photos like this some day!

    November 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    • Thank you very much Kim. I’m sure you will. So much comes down to right place, right time. :-)

      November 28, 2013 at 10:14 am

  16. Gorgeously lovely shot in every way! Your rock resembles our Face Rock seen from a certain angle!

    November 27, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    • Thank you Gunta. I really like you face rock, I wish we had more like it here. Such a big help when it comes to composition, these rocks

      November 28, 2013 at 10:18 am

  17. Love this one, Adrian. Awesome shot. :)

    November 28, 2013 at 4:06 am

    • Thank you so much Sylvia. Very much appreciated! :-)

      November 28, 2013 at 10:18 am

  18. Fabulous composition and light. A remarkable scene.

    November 28, 2013 at 4:50 am

    • Thank you Simon. It was one of those mornings where you just couldn’t go wrong. :-)

      November 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

  19. Nice shot. By the way, going back to a previous point, do you still have both kidneys? :)

    November 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    • I do. :-D I decided my D800 was doing a fine job for now and I’d rather hang on to both of them. I’ll bear it in mind though, there is always that option.. ;-)

      November 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

  20. what stunningly beautiful photo…love the smoke!

    November 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    • Thank you Heather! :-)

      November 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  21. Sheesh, that’s beautiful! Whoever named that island obviously didn’t see it in the same light as you.
    A remarkable coming together of light and colour. Magic!

    November 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    • Thank you Karen. I was on that rock from about 5.15 am, when it was still dark and I took the starry sunrise picture until about 9.30. That’s what it takes though of course, setting up and then waiting for the light. This photo was taken about ten past eight and by this time the sun was well up but the hill behind the beach was casting quite a shadow. As the tide rose, I forced back up the rock taking pictures as I went and it all just came together. I did get wet incidentally. I didn’t move back quite far enough a couple of times as the surf rolled in but it was certainly worth it, just to be there on such a beautiful morning :-)

      November 28, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  22. Breathtaking image, Adrian. That will sell, and sell, and sell!

    November 29, 2013 at 9:08 am

    • Thanks Andy. I hope it will. I have a mini exhibition tomorrow.. I’ll make sure I print a few and test the market.. ;-)

      November 29, 2013 at 9:57 am

  23. You were certainly in the right place at the right time. I love how the light is hitting just the distant rock formation.

    December 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    • Thank you Denise! :-)

      December 1, 2013 at 7:35 pm

  24. Beautiful!

    December 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    • Thank you Yvonne! :-)

      December 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

  25. Beautiful photo, splendid edit!

    December 2, 2013 at 9:05 am

    • Thank you Hans!

      December 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

  26. Another great one!

    December 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    • Thank you very much Mark. I appreciate you visiting.

      December 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm

  27. There isn’t much to say but: Stunning. They way you captured the waves, the colours and the contrast between the early sun lit rock in the ocean and the cool foreground rocks, makes for a photo that really stands out.

    December 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    • Thanks ever so much Otto! :-)

      December 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm

  28. Wow, that’s rather magical!

    December 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    • Thank you Marina! :-)

      December 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  29. This may be one of the best shots I have seen all year…it is magical, the lighting is close to perfect and the mystical mist (water from your long exposure) makes me wonder what lies below. Cheers!

    December 19, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    • Wow, thank you Randall. I’m so glad you enjoyed the picture. This beach, Trebarwith Strand, has become one of my favourite destinations this year. It’s provided some great photographic opportunities.

      December 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm