Auchmithie, Angus, Scotland
There is something special about standing on a beach at sunrise. It feels as if the rising sun and waves have wiped the previous days trials and tribulations away, to be no more than a distant memory. All the scrambling over the rocky foreshore in near darkness has paid off, a composition has been found and the camera is set up on the tripod. The only sounds are the breaking waves on the rocky shore, squawking gulls circling above and perhaps the sound of an outboard motor as a lone fisherman expectantly checks his lobster creels. Not a care in the world. All you have to do is remember to take the photograph.