File reference: DLA-1592

St Annes Pier, Lytham, Lancashire.

This was one of those rare mornings when the stars seemed to align. I had known about the pier for most of my photographic career, but had never ventured to until this day it for reasons I am still unsure of. I actually went to the spot just a couple of days before with a client on a workshop and although on that occasion, there was no good light to speak of, it was enough to make me want to go back. Having checked the local tide times to make sure I wasn’t in any danger of being caught out by the sea, I headed down to the beach just as the sun was about an hour below the horizon. It soon became apparent that I was in for some great light as the line of the horizon to the east broke free from the grip of clouds leaving a slither of clear sky for the sun to rise into. When this moment occurred, the cloud laden sky above me simply glowed with a luminosity I don’t think I had ever before witnessed in my lifetime. What a time to be standing with a tripod and camera at the ready.

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