Roker Pier has become a bit of a favourite spot for me in recent years because I have some work that regularly takes me to Tyne and Wear and I normally stay in the area with an hour or two to kill in the mornings.
In January, the pier is perfectly placed for the sunrise which also happens at a very civilised 8 o’clock or so.
In my last page about Seaburn I made a point about how the same subject can be photographed under differing conditions and the light on the end of it’s pier makes a fine canvas for the moods of the sea and sky.
It is also a location rich in viewpoints although I often find myself relying on trusted favourites when short on time.
The picture top right was a slow lazy Sunrise on the 19th but a few days later on the 22nd, the wind picked up bringing a little cloud with it and much more drama.
Three days later the conditions were different again and I got one of my favourite shots of the light over Parson’s Rocks.
The predawn light gave way to a beautiful glow as the sun broke over the horizon and for a few moments this candy pink light contrasted with the cool reflected light of the sky.
One and a half seconds of pure magic that stayed with me all day.