Category Archives: Dawn

River Arun, Littlehampton, England,UK River Arun, Littlehampton, England, UK

What struck me about this scene was the vapour trails from aircraft passing over. There was no sign of any planes, just dozens of vapour trails…..

It’s the composition that caught my eye. This stillness in the air allowed some early morning mist to hang in the distance, and the surface of the river was very still.

It’s not a spectacular sight, but it was just a moment that made me stop and look….this area is a mixture of industrial shipyards and other messy bricks and mortar stuff, and nature areas, beaches and protected sand dunes…and the most vapour trailed sky that I have ever seen!!

View towards Arundel, West Sussex at dawn, England, UK

View towards Arundel, West Sussex at dawn, England, UK

I love the atmosphere on an early spring morning…there is still a chill in the air that will diminish as the sun comes up…and everything is fresh and new.

This is a view across farmers fields towards Arundel in West Sussex. Taken at dawn in spring, the Sun is just about to peep over the horizon to my right.

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….!