Leaving home at 6am in the dark and cold, setting out with the camera, it felt really quite refreshing and I was looking forward to a nice crisp morning and some atmospheric sunrise shots.
I had earmarked the Broads and was all prepared to head out, but as I was driving, something said to me that the sunrise wasn’t going to be anything spectacular. I rerouted, thought about the options and decided if it was going to be a little misty and grey I should perhaps shoot something a little industrial, rather than just going home.
Lake Lothing near Lowestoft was my choice. I’ve never seen images of the area and I’m all for creating images which are slightly different or away from the usual.
Being pitch black and damn cold, no one else was about, and with the track going down to the water’s edge completely covered with litter, I wasn’t that optimistic. However, setting the camera up and taking time out to work out the shot, I loved the scene that was in front of me. It was cold, grey and industrial. It almost had a feeling of the soviet era about it.
I feel image DSC4054 really encapsulates the feeling of the lack of industry around this area.
Next time you’re out with the camera, take time and think. Just because it’s not sunny, bright and looking wonderful weather, don’t be afraid to try something different.