My night on the campsite was, well, let’s just say uncomfortable. The highway is very close and traffic was fairly consistent along it. That along with a fairly strong wind that moved my tent around I was up quite a bit throughout the night. I had set my alarm for 5am and it turned out I really didn’t need it. Gathering all my gear together I trekked over to the beach just before 5:30am giving me time to enjoy and photograph the predawn light.

Blue Predawn

I waited patiently for the sun to make an appearance, which was set to arrive about 5:50am. It seemed to take forever, and when it did finally appear it as a great large red globe rising from the bay. When the sun is that close to the horizon it moves speedily along its upward trek making HDR imaging a little more difficult. The shot below was just after the sun peeked out from behind some clouds.

Sunrise on Craigleith

Just after this shot I headed back to the campsite for come breakfast and to take down the tent before heading out for another adventure.