Mist season is upon us

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.

Cavedale Sunrise - Castleton - Peak District Photography

Cavedale Sunrise – Castleton – Peak District Photography

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:

Sea Of Mist - Peveril Castle Sunrise - Peak District Photography

Sea Of Mist – Peveril Castle Sunrise – Peak District Photography

 

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:

Curbar Edge Deer at Sunrise in the Mist - Peak District Photorgaphy

Curbar Edge Deer at Sunrise in the Mist – Peak District Photorgaphy

After that, it was a case of capturing some traditional landscapes at Curbar:

Curbar Edge Millstone and Mist - Peak District Photography

Curbar Edge Millstone and Mist – Peak District Photography

Misty Mornings - Curbar Edge Sunrise - Peak District Photography

The MISTery - Curbar Edge Sunrise - Peak District Photography

The MISTery – Curbar Edge Sunrise – Peak District Photography

 

 

By |2016-11-02T23:14:35+00:00October 4th, 2013|Peak District, Peak District Photography|1 Comment

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  1. Andy Keeble October 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    James
    thank you for posting another cracking set of images. I particularly like 1 and 3 and really give me a kick to get out and about too!

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