I recently visited Padstow in North Cornwall and while I was there I decided to get out for dawn for a walk along the coastal Path. The path along the Camel Estuary is beautiful in May and I was hoping for a decent sun-rise.
I got up at 4:30am so that I could be on the path 30 minutes before sunrise (5:10am) I was up so early that I actually startled two Badgers one of which literally chased me for a way along the path :)
There was a field of wheat on the left of the path with views out over the estuary and I decided to make a photograph of the composition. My first attempt on this morning is shown below:
The sunrise was disappointing with a slowly clearing sky and the light from the sun is blocked. The composition with the tractor lines and the boat works OK. I decided to try again in the evening.
The evening light is far better but the sky is pretty boring with no clouds to add interest. I have also over polarised the 14mm and therefore have un-even polarisation across the frame. I decided to try dawn again the next day.
The 3rd attempt at the shot has a good balance of light on the field, lead in lines and a more interesting sky. It is not perfect but it does show that it's worth re-visiting a location often to try for the best conditions. (and beware of Badgers!)