I was off to West Lulworth last weekend. Weather was not great. In fact terrible, most of the weekend 🙂 . When I looked at the weather forecast I saw a glimpse of hope; couple of clear hours Sunday early morning.
While walking around on Saturday I saw couple of interesting places good for early morning photographs but all of them required some adventurous trekking. Although I usually visit the location of the photo before hand the pouring rain didn’t allow that on Saturday. Then came Sunday. I left my cozy room early morning around 4 am. I had about a 20 to 30 minute trek to the location I aim to be by the sunrise. This involved going through small jungle, climbing a steep cliff under very slippery muddy conditions. Most of the places I drowned up to and above my ankle in the mud. With heavy winds, the last bit of the trek was very precarious if not most of it.
On the top of the cliff all I could hear was the sound of the sea; I could see the small town of West Lulworth from a distance; rest of the scene was pitch dark with faint-ish lines of horizon and sea; I had few feet to move around as one side had a steep descend and all the other sides ended up as cliffs to the sea. If you could live the moment with me, you would certainly understand that I had to sit down, calm my self and get use to the conditions before doing anything 🙂 .
After settling down, and letting my eyes adjust to the conditions I set up my tripod/camera and waited for the right moment. As it was very windy, I had to hold down the tripod with my weight to stop camera shake. After few photos, clouds started rolling in hence headed back.
I love the photo and most importantly my adventure…..!!!
The Dawn, West Lulworth, UK
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