Another early morning start...5am from memory, to get to this beautiful location. I lost my bearings at one point in the dark of the early morning and I was starting to get concerned that after an hours travelling I would not get to the peak before sunrise.
The climb was fairly strenuous with all my kit and the pressure of getting there before the sun peaked over the horizon. I just managed to set up as it did so in a glorious show of golden light. It was difficult trying to control lens flare in these conditions and a handful of images were ruined because of it. I was trying my best to shield the lens from the direct sun but the wind was strong and meant I was also trying to protect the camera and tripod with my body! You need to be a gymnast sometimes!
As I was taking these images a couple walked past in combat gear...not sure if they just liked the look or were actually in the armed forces!
I was concerned that the images would be a little soft due to the buffeting from the wind.
It is nice when you make the effort to get out of bed for an early morning shoot and climb to the top of a hill such as this when you get rewarded with a stunning sunrise!
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 16-35 f4 VR @ 17mm
Exposure: 0.8 sec @ f16, ISO 200
Filters: Lee ND Grads
Caer Caradoc, Shropshire, England