This image is really about the superb, subtle light we got one unlikely looking morning and another one of those pictures where patience paid off.
The morning was one of those odd dawns that never seems to get going. There was no real colour in the sky pre dawn and there was a large bank of cloud out to sea blocking off any chance of early sun.
I had setup pre dawn in the hope of a short blast of light but nothing was looking very likely. Dave Tolcher went down onto the beach but I decided to stay setup just in case we got a little light.
Patience paid off as about 1/2 hour after dawn we got a beautiful but subtle burst of half light. Already being setup, it was enough and I made the image on Velvia.
Technical Details - Linhof Technikardan, 90mm lens, 2 stop grad. Velvia 50. Scanned with a drum scanner.
Location: Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire