Friday, 29 June 2007

June 29 ~ At the Lighthouse

Finally! The weather has cooperated with me, and I have been able to get out with the camera and wide-angle lens before I have to return it tonight. I wanted to get out for sunrise, but it was dull and cloudy. I went back to sleep instead. Around 9:30 this morning the sky looked rather ominous, with black clouds and scattered showers. The sun kept breaking through though, so I decided to take my chances and head for the coast. Armed with a groundsheet and a poncho, I figured that even if the heavens opened, I might still come away with some shots of dramatic sky. As I drove north on the motorway towards Whitley Bay and St. Mary's Lighthouse, the rain came and went - torrential at times - and the sun kept peeking through. By the time I'd arrived at my destination, I had these fluffy candyfloss clouds over the lighthouse. Behind me, over the mainland, the skies were dark as night. Guess having the poncho in my camera bag is a good luck charm - no rain! The only difficulty I encountered this morning on my jaunt was the busload after busload of schoolchildren that arrived. There must have been about 5 or 6 class trips going on today. They were scrambling about in the rockpools and exclaiming over seashells, little crabs, and seaweed. They were a lot of fun to watch and listen to, but kind of ruined the tranquil scene I wanted to capture! LOL

Hope you're all well today. I can't believe that it's Friday already; usually I can't wait for Fridays to roll around, but this week I wish it hadn't. I've been enjoying my time off work - now that I'm almost over my cold at least - and wish I had more time to relax. Strange how when you take time off work to recharge your batteries, you end up getting sick! Oh well - I still have the weekend left to enjoy myself. {{{HUGS}}}


JoAnn said...

What a Fantastic spot, the colours also. I like the clouds, composition, everything. Beautiful photo.

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RUTH said...

I was always the same; never a day off sick until it was holiday time! This photo is perfection personified...those clouds lend themselves to the scene, it wouldn't have looked the same with the backdrop of a clear blue sky.

Anonymous said...

Nice photograph and well written too.

Enjoyed my first visit.

Abraham Lincoln
Tiger Swallowtail

Elaine said...

This is great. I love the patterns in the sand. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

talj said...

Hi Anna, sorry I haven't made it to comment lately...I promise to try harder! ;o) {{HUGS}} to you, glad to read you had a nice week off and your images are really stunning!! Glad the weather cooperated for you too :o) Have a nice weekend xx

CG said...

Stupendous shot; what wonderful colours and that sky is so dramatic.