A Dawn Of Britain


No matter where you are in the world the sunrise touches all. The great big ball of fire spreading its light and warmth on all it appears to. In Britain I can stand anywhere and enjoy that moment. Waking on top of a mountain watching it rise in solitary bliss or amid the bustle of a City watching it creep up between the buildings. There is always something around that makes the moment unique.

A dawn over the Lake District

Deepdale Marshes, Norfolk

Donna Nook, Lincolnshire

History lends a hand to this spectacle. Castles, palaces and ancient monuments provide a wonderful backdrop and an appreciation of our forefathers and what they must have thought. The sea on our Eastern coast allows for a perfect visual display be it from a clifftop, a bay or one of the many little fishing villages. To get up early and marvel at the beginning of a new day being born is one of life’s simplest but calming pleasures.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

Llandudno, Wales

The Buacholle Glenn Etive, Scotland

Landscapes change colour through the dawn hours, golds, purples, reds and yellows. Mountains reflected in the lakes and amazing if overlooked by a clear sky on a cold crisp winters morn. Green rolling hills gather mist in their valleys and trees stand in the landscape bringing their silhouettes to the eyes pleasure. When you think you are alone then look around and see the wildlife sharing the view. Life wakes up around you be it birds in the sky or breakfast hunters hopping along the ground.

Coverack, Cornwall

Forth Bridge, Scotland

Whitby, Yorkshire

Wherever I go in every corner of Britain I always try to seek a sunrise view. Not for the camera but for my thoughts. I may be only there once, I may only climb that mountain once, I may be in that town once, but, I find the dawn a wonderful perspective to experience a part of that place.

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15 Responses to “A Dawn Of Britain”

  1. Vicky
    January 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Wonderful pictures. I’m a big fan of sunrises and sunsets, especially where there’s water involved.

    • Paul Steele
      January 24, 2012 at 10:27 am #

      Thx Vicky, I love getting up early to head to the East waterside too! :)

  2. bgshopping.net
    January 17, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    I like the site as I always find what I need would be better if you focus not only harbored blogs

    Харесва ми като сайт винаги намирам каквото ми трябва ще е добре ако се насочи не само кам блоговете

  3. bgshopping.net
    January 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Wonderful pictures. I regret that I have pictures of Bulgaria and if you say how to upload pictures you get on a trip in sardines

    Чудните снимки. съжалявам че нямам снимки на България и ако кажете как да кача снимки ще ви кача на една екскурзия в сардения

  4. Randall St. Germain
    January 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Paul, I just discovered this site and I must say that I am amazed. Your photos here are brilliant.

  5. Julie
    January 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm #


  6. Chris Calvert
    January 20, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Wow great shot of the castle thanks for the mention.

    • Paul Steele
      January 24, 2012 at 10:27 am #

      Hi Chris, a pleasure. Wonderful place to be :)

  7. Rik O'Hare
    January 21, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    Gorgeous pictures. If only I could drag myself out of bed for a few more dawns :

  8. Madaboutravel
    January 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Wonderful pictures! If only I could be there to witness all those sunrises…

  9. Shoes on Scarborough
    February 7, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    I have to say it, OMG, they are stunning and inspiring photos. My husbands heritage is scottish and we would love to renew our vowes over there. This just makes me want to do it more – thanks xx

    • Paul Steele
      February 10, 2012 at 9:52 am #

      Go for it!! Scotland is a wonderful place to be

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