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Holy Sunrise

By Metalhead
Sunrise from Goswick Sands overlooking the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, taken in September.

It was blowing an icy gale while we walked along the beach from the Beachcomber Campsite at Goswick, near Berwick. Brilliant isolated location, and probably possible to walk to the causeway to cross to Lindisfarne from there too. We didn't though. We drove down and went across the regular way...

Thanks for looking,

Tags: Northumberland Beach General Sunrise Sea Island Holy Lindisfarne Landscape and travel

Voters: edrhodes, NEWMANP, User_Removed and 46 more

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User_Removed 12 17 5 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2010 9:50PM
This is a beautiful photograph and quite refreshing to see a photo of Lindisfarn without the castle

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Lou_Pink 10 4 6 Northern Ireland
6 Nov 2010 9:55PM
Absolutely love this, the suns rays look fab!

Metalhead 12 1.9k 2 England
6 Nov 2010 10:28PM
Thanks for the comments so far. I did get some shots of the castle from close by and from the little harbour with the boats in the foreground, but to be honest there were so many people roaming about even on a cold September day it just ruined the experience a little. I much prefer the isolation of the nearby beaches such as this.

If anyone's looking for a campsite close to Berwick and Lindisfarne I can recommend Beachcomber. It's basic, but the massive beach is just over the sand dune behind the site.
cabbie Plus
12 31 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2010 10:40PM
A great shot well done

7 Nov 2010 12:34AM
I love this image, well done.
f8 16 9.2k 22 England
7 Nov 2010 1:02AM
Very well framed,lots of atmosphere.
User_Removed 11 26 2 United States
7 Nov 2010 2:34AM
I can't find the right words but this photo really moved me. Sort of the contrast between the heavenly light and the troubled foreground. Christina
Metalhead 12 1.9k 2 England
7 Nov 2010 10:42AM
Thanks everyone. Much appreciated.
SGIBBONS 10 56 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2010 11:12AM
Wonderful dramatic sky. fab.
9 Nov 2010 5:07PM
A super atmospheric image well captured.
Diana 12 2.0k 19 Netherlands
3 Dec 2010 12:22PM
just beautiful, I love all the four elements you have included

the gate works as great foreground interest

its like the beginning of a journey.... into your image ...or as a metaphor ..either works for me

and I love those sun rays too ...they add life into the this

Briwooly 13 452 5 England
3 Dec 2010 10:21PM
Like this some great detail and you caught some wonderful light

pennyspike 16 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2011 10:46AM
You've captured that cold really welll with that promise of the sun, but probably not for a while.
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.7k 58 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 3:30PM
Lovely powerful and remote feel to this.
Metalhead 12 1.9k 2 England
24 Jul 2012 10:24PM
Thanks Stuart, appreciate the comment!

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