After what seemed like a painful few months over summer with photography opportunities few and far and between with a lot of either clear skies or just cloud it is nice to finally be getting to Autumn with a change in weather, colours and hopefully being able to be a bit more productive. Of course, what happens in Autumn is not only that the sunrises get a little more sociable but quite often mist will form overnight in valleys and so far I’ve really not been disappointed.
A selection of images below showcasing the fantastic conditions:
This first one is at Cavedale near Castleton. I was super pleased to have captured it, I had envisioned an image like this with the mist just creeping up the Dale but I wasn’t sure I’d get any nice first light on Peveril Castle but it all fell into place and I got exactly what I wanted.
After that, it was a quick ascent up the slippery slopes of Cavedale to get higher up to look down the valleys. As the sun rose, so did the mist eventually engulfing Cavedale:
The next image I’m really proud of, especially because it is something I wouldn’t usually capture (or have the patience to wait for) but I was up on Curbar Edge for sunrise. When I was walking along I did see some deer lurking about but I set my tripod up for the landscape. As the sun started to rise I noticed the deer were behind me through the heather, the mist laying low around them while the sun rose beyond. It was perfect, I got drenched walking through thigh high grass (and I’m 6ft7!) but it was worth it all in the end when I got this image:
After that, it was a case of capturing some traditional landscapes at Curbar: