Morecambe Bay Sunsets

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Welcome to Morecambe Sunsets! This site is dedicated to the beauty and tranquility of a sunset over Morecambe Bay.

by Alex Hall

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I have had the pleasure of witnessing Morecambe sunsets for a few years now, especially as my journey to work consists of walking along the promenade facing out to the west. This means that at certain times of year the sun sets during my walk home. I've not got a great camera but I'm going to be posting some of the more beautiful photos I have taken of sunsets during these walks home, and any other time I happen to catch one.



Almost There view

Monday 1st April 2013 at 20:12:03


Uploaded by Kate Hirst

About half dipped under the horizon, the colours have really started to intensify and I caught a passing bird in the picture too.


Caught Red Handed view

Monday 1st April 2013 at 20:07:23


Uploaded by Kate Hirst

We got some great weather over the long weekend, so just had to try this classic shot at the request of Alex. It took a bit of faffing around to get into the right place, but we got there in the end.


Just in time! view

Monday 1st April 2013 at 20:04:58


Uploaded by Kate Hirst

This was one of the first pictures I took on the day, I love how clear it is and that you can see the turbines in the background.


Orange Beauty view

Monday 18th March 2013 at 09:38:09


Uploaded by Alex Hall

So, this weekend I went out with Kate to capture some images of the sunset with a proper camera, and did they come out well! We were a little worried that it would be too cloudy for any decent shots, but it turns out the cloud aided in capturing some really stunning photos.

The colours were really vivid, but I love the way everything is slightly darkened in this shot except the sun. You can really see the contrast in the dark clouds compared to the sun and the colours it created.


The Dramatic view

Tuesday 12th March 2013 at 17:35:25


I love this shot. The dramatic view was astounding to behold but came out a little over-exposed in the shot I think due to the brightness of the sun reflecting on the sea.

However, the light and dark do create quite a eerie photo, and the reflection on the sea is amazing.


Faded Glow view

Tuesday 5th March 2013 at 17:13:52


The clouds in this one make for a lovely "faded" look of the sun. The colours in the fine cloud on the horizon are also really lovely and the reflection is pretty spectacular!


Silhouette view

Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 17:23:21


I had to take this one pretty quickly and fortunately was already aimed at the sun. I was just slightly late as I couldn't get the people walking directly in front of the reflection. But it was close!


Shot Down view

Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 17:22:38


This is one of those lucky shots that incorporated two airplane contrails at just the right moment that they appear to be part of the sun!

I actually attempted to use binoculars held up against my phone camera to take a few photos. It didn't come out brilliantly but shows how amazing the sun looks just before setting.

The reflection in this one is also amazing!


The Splashdown view

Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 17:18:48


I think is probably one of my favourites that I've taken so far. I love the way the atmosphere seems to bend around the sun, which creates an affect as though the sun were ploughing through it!

Realistically it is just the way that light is refracted through the atmosphere.


Double Sun view

Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 17:16:52


I like this one because it looks like there are two suns!