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Millstone Edge Sunset

By jamesgrant      
It's not often I bring you a photo from the Peak District I haven't shot before, but today is one of them days.

This is Millstone Edge, overlooking the Hope Valley and Hathersage. I had been here previously, but didn't shoot anything except the view back towards Over Owler Tor.

I went out last Friday and the winds were really blowing. The forecast said totally cloudy but in need of fresh air I went out anyway in the hope of a gap in the clouds opening up.

I ramped up the ISO on the camera to keep the camera shake at bay with the winds and waited around. I almost gave up and made an early retreat, but could see rays of light dancing in the distance and knew it would only be a matter of time.

Finally, the light came and I shot a few scenes of a composition I had spotted while waiting. However, this one just jumped out at me instead and it ended up being my shot of the evening.

I hope you enjoy it. The heather is looking really good now. There's still a couple of spaces left for my heather workshop this Saturday, find out more here:

Tags: Sunset Peak district Light Hope valley Cliff Derbyshire Heather Over owler tor Millstone edge Peaks Gritstone Millstone Hathersage Landscape and travel

Voters: Richsr, PhilT2, ken j. and 32 more

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Richsr 13 91 223 England
17 Aug 2016 12:26PM
Well worth waiting for.
Cynog 8 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 1:00PM
Has everything a good landscape photograph should have. I love it.
17 Aug 2016 1:44PM
Beautiful sunset
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 4:57PM
A breathtakingly beautiful landscape, which in turn has been very well observed, composed, exposed and photographed with wonderful colour and clarity.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards as always Nathan
Leedslass1 Plus
4 3.4k 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 7:00PM
Great light and composition
Therapy 4 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 9:31PM
I love the sns rays coming through
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2016 6:25AM
Stupendous view.Tongue

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