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The harbour at La Rocque was ideal for a sunrise while I was in Jersey on holiday. The Photographers Ephemeris is a wonderful program, free on desktops, which can show sunrise and sunset positions for any time of the year. According to the Ephemeris, the sunrise would be just about in line with the end of the harbour.
All that was needed was to pick a suitable morning. After a couple of dull looking mornings, I took a look out on the third morning at 5am and it looked promising. I headed out in my hire car for the 20 minute drive across the island to La Rocque.
My luck was in, there were some clouds in the sky, just enough to give it a bit of life and hopefully turn a nice shade of orange from the rising sun.
As you can see it turned out to be a good set of images. The one thing to remember though is always check behind you as a lot of the time, the first rays of the sun can really light up an image, just like this one. This one was literally turn around and shoot.
I managed to get out for a sunrise one morning while on holiday. I drove round the island to St Catherine’s Bay where this tower sits. The Archirondel Tower was built on a rocky outcrop in St Catherine’s Bay in 1792 and was used as a garrison for artillery soldiers. This red and white tower is now linked to the shore by the abandoned southern arm of St Catherine’s Breakwater.
I managed to get a couple of decent shots even though the sunrise wasn’t too good. In fact it became better once the sun came up and started to peek through the low early morning cloud.