I'd been out since 6.30am at Scarborough waiting for a nice sunrise but was thwarted by a thick band of stormy clouds hanging out to sea.
I was just on the verge of going for breakfast when I decided to try my hand at another spot, down on the South Bay, near the Spa. As I arrived I could see the sun beginning to peep around the cloud and became optimistic that I might just get the shot.
I settled in and waited and was rewarded by the sun coming around the bank of clouds in a colourful display which lasted all of 5 minutes or so. I was glad I'd not gone for breakfast!
Read the full story of how this shot came about on my blog, www.markmullenphotography.co.uk/blog/2012/2/the-sunrise-t...
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