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Diversionary Dawn

By MrsS    
Hi, hope you are all having a great Bank Holiday Monday Smile

When we looked at the drive Up North, we were a bit stunned to see just how far it was, so we decided to travel part way on the Friday and continue on Saturday, hence shortening the trip.

SO -

My initial thoughts were to stop off around Glasgow or Edinburgh -


We finally opted for CRAMLINGTON!!!!!

We did shorten our journey by a WHOLE hour, but had to travel for THREE hours to do it! Wink

Was it worth it? Well we got a better sunset than we thought we might and sunrise wasn't looking too hot when we got there, but Good Old Mother Nature had obviously decided that our trip needed a little reward and she put on a fabulous light show, just for us! Wink

Hope you think it was worth the diversion, too Smile

Thanks for calling in - have a great evening - back to school for me tomorrow, I have a classroom to prepare!!! Smile

Fran x

Tags: Rocks Water Sunrise Lighthouse Architecture Sea Colours Green Dawn St marys Landscape and travel Night and low light Team asp

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Dee73 11 England
30 Aug 2010 5:54PM
lovely scenic capture.

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porty2003 16 97 Scotland
30 Aug 2010 5:55PM
Delightful shot

sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
30 Aug 2010 5:55PM
I'll hold off posting any of mine for now then ... lovely capture of the conditions missus. Ta for a great holiday too Smile x
Sue_R 13 11 6 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 5:56PM
Definitely worth stopping off for this one. It is a long drive up here, which is why we usually do it in two days when we visit the family down south. And you certainly chose a good place to stop Smile

Sue Smile
John_Horner 14 12 2 England
30 Aug 2010 5:56PM
Definitely well worth the diversion Fran. I would certainly divert for this. Super capture.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 5:58PM
Thanks Damon, John, MrS, Sue & John Smile

Thanks for a great holiday too, Boss Smile

Cheers Folks
Fran x
cabbie Plus
12 31 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 6:00PM
Superb shot well done

arive 10 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 6:09PM
was it worth it ?.. hmm.. looking at your stunning shot I dare to say it WAS!! excellent shot..really !!!Nothing like: wow! I love this sky or : nice!!. It`s fantastic shot from the left to the right and from the bottom to the very top..
Ian_Sweet 14 92 1 England
30 Aug 2010 6:15PM
Superb shot Fran, one of the finest ive seen from this place, and i know this place very well, i only live 15mins from here.

Best Regards

richardwheel 14 217 2 England
30 Aug 2010 6:18PM
best sunset of the week and I missed it....but you've done it justice here Fran, cracking week indeed...see you soon
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 6:21PM
Thanks Bob, Wojtek, Ian & "TheW" Smile

Oops, Ian, didn't realise - we'd have given you a shout if we'd known - glad you approve of what we got up to on your patch! Grin

Cheers All
Fran x
NeilWigan Plus
9 17 16 England
30 Aug 2010 6:24PM
Great shot .
Chant57 Plus
13 395 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 6:27PM
This is John and I's second home photographically speaking, and Mother Nature was so kind to you . Super sky well worth the diversion.
C x
Cor 10 Belgium
30 Aug 2010 6:33PM
A beauty +++++
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 6:38PM
Thanks Neil, Chant & Cor Smile

I must admit, Chant, we did half expect to see John's car parked up on the car park when we got there, quite surprised to have the place to ourselves Smile

Fran x
OliPackwood 9 5 5 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 6:42PM
Amazing shot Fran, full of colour. I'm not back to school for another week Smile
sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
30 Aug 2010 6:43PM
... well, ourselves and the lone fisherman Wink
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 6:46PM
Lucky you, Oli, actually the children are back on Thursday, but at the moment my classroom is a bombsite! Thanks Smile

True, Boss Smile x

Fran x
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 6:50PM
those sky colours are just magical

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
30 Aug 2010 6:57PM
A stunning sky, Fran, super composition, what a fine capture, as expected from you! Carol
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 7:07PM
oooo thats a bit nice fran ,lovely sky Smile
ps im covered in midge bites fran ,did you find any good solutions while in bonny Scotland.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 7:14PM
Thanks Adrian, Carol & Andy!

I sympathise, Andy! - the best thing is to take anti-histamine tablets well in advance! The pharmacist recommended Eurax lotion to soothe any bites - worked a treat Smile


Fran x
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
30 Aug 2010 7:33PM
some cracking colour there. LOL at the diversion but it was worth it.lesley
chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
30 Aug 2010 7:57PM
Corking sky Fran & you have positioned yourself very well to make the very best of it over the lighthouse...have an RC Smile
michaelcombe 10 46 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 7:58PM
Well I'm another one you've huffed by not letting me know you were in my back yard (even though I was in the lake district!)


Great image by the way, lovely tones!
30 Aug 2010 8:00PM
Great image good colour's.
Chant57 Plus
13 395 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2010 8:16PM
lavender oil, one drop of neat essential oil dabbed on the bites will reduce swelling and relieve itching. lavender oil is one of the very few essential oils that can be used neat on the skin. Best used within a few minutes of the bite, but still quite effective on old bites.
30 Aug 2010 8:35PM
I don't do dawn, but maybe I should if this is an example of what can be achieved - it's a stunner Fran!

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 8:47PM
Thanks Lesley, Janet, Michael, Pete & Mike Smile

Good advice, Chant, I'll remember that for next time Smile

Michael - we would've called but we knew you were away Tongue

Cheers All
Fran x
tigerminx 15 237 South Africa
30 Aug 2010 8:55PM
This one's a cracker Fran. All been said really, the reflections in the foreground do it for me.

chris-p 14 72 England
30 Aug 2010 11:11PM
Shortlisted Smile
mondmagu 9 75 Ireland
30 Aug 2010 11:22PM
Cracking colours and detail Fran.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
30 Aug 2010 11:26PM
Thanks Bruce, MrP & Des Smile

Appreciated, Gents Smile

Fran x
newy17 13 273 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 3:20AM
Simply stunning capture fran,,
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
31 Aug 2010 7:33AM
Thanks Ian Smile

F x
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 9:12AM
A fine sunrise beautifully caught.
danbrann 15 640 17
31 Aug 2010 9:26AM
A super image showing St Mary's Fran but you get my click for daring to stop at Cramlington...No one but no one stops at Cramlington.
pmorgan 13 217 13 England
31 Aug 2010 10:53AM
Oooohhhh now there's lovely Fran!

Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 80 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 4:32PM
Can't resist a lighthouse can you Fran !....& you seem to be a magnet for a lovely sky......combine the two & it ends up a cracking combination ! Lovely composition & detail, & a gorgeous sky...superb stuff !.....well worth your diversion.....
tull 16 181 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 5:47PM
Ticks all the boxes Fran, superb.

MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
31 Aug 2010 6:34PM
Thanks Gentlemen Smile

LOL, Danny Grin

Certainly can't, Keith Wink

Fran x
IanFlindt 15 740 21 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 9:34PM
Very, very tasty!
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
31 Aug 2010 9:53PM
Thanks Ian Smile
javam 15 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 11:58PM
Well worth the detour I would say, a lovely shot.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
1 Sep 2010 5:19PM
Thanks Hon Smile
LeighRebecca 12 267 10 England
3 Sep 2010 6:47PM
I'm very late to this, but had to stop by to say what a beauty it is. I've never been there, but it looks like I probably should Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
4 Sep 2010 10:19PM
Yep! Totally recommend it Smile

Thanks Leigh

Fran x
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2010 11:28PM
congrats Fran ,so well deserved Smile
that Eurax cream works a treat on those bites ,so thanks again Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Sep 2010 1:54PM
Ur welcome, Andy - Thanks Smile

Thanks for the HC too, MrB - much appreciated Smile

Fran x
javam 15 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 10:10PM
Congrats on this one too. Looks like it has been a very successful team W.A.S.P trip already. Is Rich keeping his to himself?
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
5 Sep 2010 10:58PM
He's gone off on another week's jollies, Neil, I'm sure they will make an appearance very soon Smile

Fran x

Oh, and Thanks Grin
15 Sep 2010 9:36PM
a superb portfolio lovely exposure well done
21 Sep 2010 11:15AM
Euan 12 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2010 10:10AM
Beautiful colours! Smile
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
8 Nov 2010 10:15PM
Cheers Paul, Glenn & Euan Smile

Appreciate your comments Smile

Fran x

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