For many years now, I have been absolutely spellbound by the wonderful Limestone Pavements and erratic boulders that are scattered around. They seem to define the Yorkshire Dales for me and make landscape photography so appealing.
After a rdiculously early 1.30am alarm call, I made a strong cup of coffee to keep me alert for the forthcoming the 90 minute journey to this location. After arriving I still had a 30 minute hike in the dark and gloom to reach this spot to be on location for my usual 45 minutes before sunrise.
Having already shot at this location I knew the angle I was after and where the sun was going to be cresting. So I had a good scout around for other potential vantage points for when the sun had risen above the distant hills.
The actual Sunrise itself was a less likely proposition, as a cloud bank kept rolling in from the east. Fortunately it broke on several occasions to reveal some wonderful colour and light.