Now that we are past the peak of the year and the days are getting shorter my landscape juices beginning to flow again. No more do I have get up at stupid-o-clock to catch a sunrise (which means that I don’t usually bother). Oh sure, it’s still means an early start, but not so early as to be completely off-putting.
August is also a classic month for changeable weather, merely because the UK catches the tail end of any hurricanes that make their way across the Atlantic Ocean. This simply means that while everyone else is asking “where has the summer gone?” I’m busy checking sunrise times and tide tables.
Where I can I like to be on location when a rising sun coincides with a falling tide. This is because I am greedy. Falling sea levels leave wet rocks and sand behind them that are ripe for reflections. Which means that if there are any daybreak colours to photograph, I can capture their reflection as well. That’s two goes for the price of one. And what is there not to like about that?