I’ve been working my way though some old unedited images the past few days. I absolutely love going out with my camera exploring and making new images. Editing them, on the other hand, doesn’t always naturally flow.
I find some of my best images sit and mature for a while before I feel able to tackle them. They’re like a good cheese or wine I suppose. Some end up untouched longer than others. This is one of my more mature examples from the most beautiful morning in August 2018.
It was an early start to ensure I arrived in plenty of time before sunrise. The weather forecast predicted a bank of cloud would move in from the west and I was hoping it would arrive just before the sun popped up from below the horizon and fill the dawn sky with colour. It didn’t quite work out like that of course. The sunrise was rather unspectacular in the end but 20 minutes after the sunrise the cloud finally arrived on the scene and I enjoyed the most wonderful soft light and colour I had seen in a very long time. It lasted for about half an hour before rain put an end to it all.
This image was the last one I made that morning. The colours are more muted than earlier images but on reflection I feel this is my favourite. Had I edited these the same day I had made them I think I might have been seduced by the more colourful images before and rejected this one.