Hawker’s Cove

It was a very early (3.30am) start again this morning to capture some photos as the sun came up.  Standing on the beach in the dark, not a sound but the waves gently breaking in the distance as the tide was low, waiting for first light, all tension slipping away, I knew I would get a picture.  I was again reminded that this is where I want to be.  Under these conditions I can really engage creatively with my environment and as the birds started to sing and the first streaks of light appeared in the sky, my shutter started clicking.

We’re enjoying some lovely spring weather here in the UK and given the weather has been so poor the last five years, I feel I must take advantage. This shot was taken at Hawker’s Cove on the Camel Estuary.  The village of Trebetherick can be seen on the opposite side of the river.  It is at the village church, almost buried amongst the dunes, that the grave of the poet Sir John Betjeman can be found.  I hope you enjoy the picture, I certainly enjoyed taking it! :-)

Hawker's Cove14mm f/22 1 sec. ISO-100

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42 responses

  1. weedimageoftheday

    Thank you for sharing your morning with us!

    April 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    • You’re very welcome, thank you for looking!

      April 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm

  2. pictogrammer

    This is fantastic. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colours in the clouds. Thank you for sharing.

    April 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    • Thank you very much for your visit!

      April 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm

  3. Beautiful shot Adrian, nothing like the gifts of getting up early to get such a shot can bring!

    April 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    • Thank you Randall. I have never yet not been rewarded for the effort. Such a beautiful time of day whatever the weather.

      April 18, 2014 at 10:57 pm

  4. Beautiful and peaceful scene Adrian. Love the composition.

    April 18, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    • Thank you Edith. It was lovely just being there on the beach. Sand everywhere of course but managed to keep it off the lenses. Always tricky. I usually try and avoid the dry sand for that reason but today it was where I ended up. :-)

      April 18, 2014 at 10:56 pm

  5. Wonderful capture. The early bird get’s it and it sure seems worthwhile to get up early to catch the right light and mood., Adrian.
    Happy Easter and all the best, Dina :-)

    April 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    • Thank you so much Dina, have a wonderful Easter also!

      April 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm

  6. Absolutely stunning.

    April 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    • Thank you Gunta. :-)

      April 18, 2014 at 10:59 pm

  7. Oh see this is perfect! You get up early to get outstanding photos while I sleep and then can look at them later. Excellent!

    April 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    • It’s a good system ;-) Thanks Phil!

      April 19, 2014 at 9:26 am

  8. poppytump

    What a beautiful start to your day … and a another new discovery …
    blue sky symphony
    spirit soars in solitude
    new dawn resonates
    Have a lovely Happy Easter ChillB Poppy x

    April 18, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    • The Haiku is just perfect. Says it all Poppy, thank you! Happy Easter to you too! :-)

      April 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

  9. I love this one, Adrian! The sky colors are so beautifully muted and the range of blues, violets, browns in this are just wonderful.

    April 19, 2014 at 1:08 am

    • Thank you Anita, much appreciated! :-)

      April 19, 2014 at 9:30 am

  10. It’s gorgeous, and I enjoyed reading about how you felt as you waited. Those streaks in the clouds! A funny thing is all the footsteps in the sand – lovely texture – makes me think lots of people are here typically, but…well, maybe not at quite such an early hour, eh?

    April 19, 2014 at 2:16 am

    • With the children on school holidays and the weather so lovely, I think this beach has been very busy in recent days Lynn. The remains of sandcastles here and there.. but at dawn, I get it all to myself! :-)

      April 19, 2014 at 9:28 am

  11. leecleland

    Beautiful image and those streaked clouds are a treat.

    April 19, 2014 at 3:26 am

    • Thank you Lee. As is so often the case, a little bit of luck will add an extra detail that adds a lot to the picture.

      April 19, 2014 at 8:25 am

  12. “Oh what a beautiful morning” is what came to my mind, looking at your wonderful image, Adrian. :)

    April 19, 2014 at 4:33 am

    • It really was Sylvia, Thank you!

      April 19, 2014 at 8:23 am

  13. Lovely pictures, what a gorgeous morning light! Thanks for sharing & Happy Easter to you :)

    April 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

    • Thank you very much Camilla, the light was perfect, all I had to do wsas click the shutter. Happy Easter to you too!

      April 19, 2014 at 8:23 am

  14. I don’t know how you do these early starts, Adrian, but I love the results. A vast feeling of space thanks to that 14mm lens. The sky was beautifully flared for you, too.

    April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

    • Thank you Andy, good of the sky to add a finishing touch I thought ;-)

      April 19, 2014 at 12:36 pm

  15. Very nice picture!

    Have a wonderful Easter.

    April 19, 2014 at 9:22 am

    • You too Isabel, and thank you! :-)

      April 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

  16. Beautiful photo!
    Happy Easter to you!

    April 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    • Thank you Hans, and to you! :-)

      April 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm

  17. Wonderful shot
    Have a nice Easter

    April 20, 2014 at 10:14 am

    • Happy Easter to you too Lou, Thank You!

      April 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

  18. I know this is but a tiny glimpse into your morning, only one photo from what I can imagine must have been several more….but thank you for your efforts in bringing us this bit of wonderfulness. Beautiful image, Adrian. :)

    April 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    • Thank you Scott. It was such a pleasure to be out there at that time of day and as always, a pleasure to share! :-)

      April 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

  19. A brilliant scene, almost as though the sunrise is rewarding you with a fly-past to celebrate. How wonderful to have it all to yourself, and to share! Big thank you!

    April 20, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    • Thank you Patti. I really appreciate your visit and comment! :-)

      April 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm

  20. This is so beautiful! I imagine someone already mentioned this, but it’s quite extraordinary how the spiky clouds mimic the tufts of sea grass.
    A very special image, Adrian.

    April 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    • Thank you Karen. This was one of those images that happened by accident in a way. My camera was pointed in the other direction. I was trying to get my best angle on the drift wood. When I turned around and saw this, I rapidly set up the other way. It does indeed look like tufts of grass in the clouds. Another reminder that in photography, it’s always a good idea to look behind you every now and then. :-)

      April 22, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  21. The sky looks like a designer sheet in the wind! Gorgeous!

    April 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    • Thank you Elena! :-)

      April 22, 2014 at 9:23 pm