Category Archives: Dawn

Early morning mist in a cotswolds forest, England, UK

Early morning mist in a cotswolds forest, England, UK

I was cycling along an empty country lane, and passed through this forest. The mist and fading trees grabbed my attention. I loved the silence too, as this was early morning last summer. So the air was still and there is the impression that you are the only one awake. That’s the great thing about being on a bike, I can travel large distances, but at a pace that I can take in my surroundings and stop if necessary. It also makes me more sensible about how much gear to take out….and putting it in bags on my bike relieves me of the weight!!

I was reminded of these images because here in the UK there is a lot of mist around at the moment, and I haven’t yet been able to get out early. But hopefully I will over the next few days. There has been so much wind over the last few months, it makes a welcome change to have this lovely still air and sunshine….!

View of Nare Head from Carne beach, Garrans Bay, Cornwall, England, UK, Near Veryan

View of Nare Head from Carne beach, Garrans Bay, Cornwall, England, UK, Near Veryan

View of gerrans bay from nare head, near veryan,cornwall,england,uk

View of gerrans bay from nare head, near veryan,cornwall,england,uk

Two images again…I think they just go together. These are from Cornwall and both looking in the direction of each other. The left image is from Carne beach in the evening, the sun is skimming across the landscape behind me and lighting up the headland of Nare Head in front of me on the horizon. I like the warmth of the light on the headland and the colder light in the shade everywhere else.

The next day before sunrise I went out to the headland, right to the very tip and looked back towards Carne beach, from where I took the image on the right. Carne beach is just viewable on the leftmost edge of the frame, just as the coastline leaves the frame in the distance.

You can click on each image for a larger version

Macedonia/Kosovo border at dawn

Macedonia/Kosovo border at dawn

This is a couple of years old, I pulled it out for the photo friday challenge! And it brought back memories of cycletouring over the border of Kosovo into Macedonia. I had just got onto the road when I took this, after camping in the mountains the night before. So there was no traffic whatsoever, and no human life either. Just a few disused dwellings along the way and long defunct petrol stations. But the good thing was that all the uphill hard work had been done the night before and it was pretty much downhill all the way from here!