Wednesday 10 March 2010

The Still fo the Morn

One of the things  I enjoy about landscape photography, is the complete look of shock on peoples faces when they hear what time of the morning a picture was taken.  "You got up at 5:00 in the morning..on holiday...are you mad?" is a not uncommon reaction!

Dawn Light
(click to view large)

I have just come back from a great week in the Peak District and whilst it was there I came to the realisation that getting out in the countryside is not just about bagging great light.  It's about experiencing these places without,  just having a well visited place to yourself is quite a humbling experience.

(click to view large)

All the shots from this page were taken from Curbar Edge,  I got there at 6:10am and had the place to myself.  The only sounds were those of my footsteps on the frozen ground,  a rather agitated grouse who kept wanting everyone to know where it was and a very occasional car driving up the Curbar Gap.

Curbar Gap
(click to view large)

It was one of those magical moments when the experience of the photographer goes well beyond the process of picture making and into the realms of a spiritual experience. I hope the pictures go some way to reflecting that and if they don't well i have the memory anyway.

1 comment:

Lee Firth said...

Some lovely shots with perfect light conditions. I wish I could get such an early start in the morning.