The sky is the limit for sharp-eyed snap­per who sees life through the lens of his cam­era

Sunday Sun - - News - CHRIS KNIGHT chris.knight@reach­

A lone gull soars above the rag­ing sea at Tynemouth Pier Reporter HESE are just some of the gor­geous snaps of our beau­ti­ful North East coast­line taken by one ded­i­cated pho­tog­ra­pher.

Press As­so­ci­a­tion and for­mer Sun­day Sun pho­tog­ra­pher Owen Humphreys en­joys early-morn­ing strolls with his cam­era in some of our re­gion’s coastal beauty spots.

In the last week alone, the Whit­ley Bay dad has cap­tured snaps of stormy seas in North Shields, and a Hall o ween- i n s p i r e d sun­rise over St Mary’s Light­house.

And for Owen, it’s all about “be­ing in the right place at the right time”.

He said: “I en­joy tak­ing pic­tures of the coast and weather, it’s dif­fer­ent every day.

“One day you can have surf­ing pic- tures, the next you can have waves crash­ing against the pier. It’s the un­pre­dictabil­ity of it. I en­joy be­ing up and out early with my cam­era, it’s the most peace­ful time of the day.

“That’s what makes it so ap­peal­ing. The pic­tures are catch­ing what a lot of peo­ple are miss­ing while they sleep.

“It’s all about get­ting out there, be­ing in the right place at the right time and en­joy­ing your­self.” Owen moved from Monkseaton closer to the coast to take ad­van­tage of the ever-chang­ing source of pic­tures.

And for bud­ding pho­tog­ra­phers look­ing to recre­ate some of the above snaps, the Press As­so­ci­a­tion pho­tog­ra­pher has the fol­low­ing ad­vice.

He fin­ished: “The best ad­vice I al­ways give to peo­ple is you are never go­ing to get nice pic­tures sat on your sofa or ly­ing in bed.

“Check the weather and have an idea of the kind of pic­ture you are look­ing for.”

To see more of Owen’s pic­tures, visit @owen­humphreys1 on In­sta­gram and Twit­ter. OWEN HUMPHREYS

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