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Rise and Shine



3am alarm clock and a long walk was well worth it to watch a beautiful sunrise from the top of Winnats Pass

3am alarm clock and a long walk was well worth it to watch a beautiful sunrise from the top of Winnats Pass
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19 Comments | Report
ianshearsmith
 
ianshearsmith June 01, 2016
Hey, cracking good shot, I love this area of the UK, still trying for a shot like this though, great work !!!!!
Stuart
 
Stuart July 19, 2016
Exquisite. Superb lighting and pov....voted
alishamadenford
 
alishamadenford July 31, 2016
Beautiful!
Frizzzy
 
Frizzzy August 17, 2016
...very,very beautyful...
EricaAlmquist
 
EricaAlmquist October 22, 2016
This is absolutely amazing!
rubensantos PRO+
 
rubensantos October 23, 2016
Uau!!
Superb landscape, this is an amazing photo, congrats!
TedLynch PRO+
 
TedLynch October 23, 2016
This is awesome! Did you use a remote trigger, or have a friend with you?
dougplume PRO+
 
dougplume October 23, 2016
Beautiful image, well worth getting up for
DavesAdventures
 
DavesAdventures October 24, 2016
Just Gorgeous
shirleyfenner_9069
 
shirleyfenner_9069 October 24, 2016
This shot was no accident getting out of the bed that early is the great sacrifice. ( For me anyway) Ha!
danicleeland Premium
 
danicleeland December 06, 2016
Gorgeous photo! I've just created a challenge called 'Great British Countryside', you should enter!
ivadenuff
 
ivadenuff December 15, 2016
Satanic Mills just around the corner.. beautiful
cindiwalters_7260 PRO+
 
cindiwalters_7260 January 05, 2017
Magnificent
JudyPowellPhotography PRO
 
JudyPowellPhotography February 15, 2017
Stunning capture!
Kristac01
 
Kristac01 April 19, 2017
Beautiful!!????
nikolaygusev
 
nikolaygusev May 12, 2017
Nice!
Charlene-Shelby
 
Charlene-Shelby May 24, 2017
Beautiful!
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst September 24, 2017
Very good
PinkFlower
 
PinkFlower October 08, 2017
I love this photo! You should enter my challenge... it’s all about the colour green! https:// viewbug.com/challenge/the-colour-green-photo-challenge-by-pinkflower

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Behind The Lens

Location
Winnats pass. Peak District. UK
Time
I left my hotel at 3:30 am and drove an hour to then walk up a steep hill in the dark to catch sunrise. Worth every second.
Lighting
The cloud was quite heavy and I had packed up and started walking back then I see some golden light poking through the cloud so I ran back and quickly set up again.
Equipment
I used a nikon D750, nikon 14-24mm lens, manfrotto befree tripod, wanderpana filter system with ND 4 and soft grad.
Inspiration
I drove pass the day before in the rain and I had the vision of what I wanted, roughly.
Editing
Yes Image stacked to get it all in focus. And played around with it in Lightroom, mainly removing highlights and brightening up the shadows.
In my camera bag
I don't leave the house without my 14-24mm lens, it's sharper than a razor blade and is very heavy so you get a good workout carrying. It around too.
Feedback
Just be prepared to get up early and go, don't look to much into the weather as it can change so quickly. You've got to be in it to win it. Try and check out the area during the day and plan something. Apologise to your spouse for waking them up at 3am.

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