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Brixham Sunrise


This is Brixham, in Devon, at half past seven in the morning in September 2010. I often trawl (pardon the pun – see below) through my Lightroom catalogues on rainy days, looking for forgotten shots that deserve processing and publishing.

This shot was taken during one of our holidays doing the south-west coast path. I don’t get many great shots from holidays. I don’t see the sunrises or sunsets so easily and it isn’t easy to spend a long time composing when someone else is with you. This shot was easy though, as I took it from our hotel window before breakfast. We were only there for an evening and morning and the rest of the time it was distinctly greyer but the sunrise was wonderful and I love the pastel colours of the jumbled houses. I thought my wife, Joy, would enjoy it because I don’t often show her all the pictures I take on holiday and she hasn’t seen this one before.

The raw file was pretty good so Lightroom processing was kept to a minimum, the only really extreme adjustment being to turn Clarity right down to -100 to get the soft dreamy look.

PS: The above-mentioned pun is because there is a type of trawler called a Brixham trawler. I honestly didn’t think of this when I used the word trawl.


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