This one was taken on a Saturday afternoon in November. I had been keeping an eye on the weather forecast all week and after a promising outlook early on it looked for a while like it was all going to be gloomy and dull; a familiar sight in recent times and one not conducive to decent landscape photography. However Saturday morning dawned with the promise that the grey skies would lift after lunch so I eagerly packed my equipment in anticipation. Sunset was timed at around 3:55pm (I know, how early!), but I live close enough to Great Ayton for me to make the trip in around half an hour. So I set off just after 2pm to give myself plenty of time to set up. I Drove past Great Ayton Station and took a left at the White House, heading up to Aireyholme Farm. It was a quiet drive, and I parked in the lay-by half way up the lane to hike the rest of the way.
After recent rains the track was more than a little muddy in places, and I passed no-one but a hardy runner and young couple out for trek as I made my way towards little Roseberry. I could tell that Roseberry Topping itself was shrouded by a thin haze, but was hopeful, with the orange eye of the Sun burning low on the horizon that I would still be able to grab a decent shot or two. As it happens I managed more than a couple. The best one is shown below. The camera lens catches the golden orange light as it dissipates through the mist resulting in a lovely, warm toned image that (I think) wouldn’t look out of place in the new Hobbit movie.
Hope you like.