Early Dawn and Mist

May 20, 2014  •  3 Comments

God sometimes I hate the spring, it means a really early start if you want to shoot the arrival of dawn. A 3.30am start saw me heading over to the Hope valley in Derbyshire to try and get some mist scenery. I had planned on it being misty somewhere in the valley, In fact I drove through some of it on the way to the Curber. Still once on the road I was really excited about the prospect of capturing some delightful first light pictures, and dawn is a lovely time to be out. You get to watch the world waking up!!!

I was out shooting for a total of 5 hours, and got home to a sausage sandwich, and a nice cup of tea (yorkshire tea though) a just reward I think.

All the images were shot using the Fuji XT1 with 55-200 and the awesome 14mm lens. I even used my nice Gitzo mountaineer tripod for a change.

Daybreak Curber Edge, DerbyshireMist covered fields

Daybreak in Hassop, DerbyshireMist surrounds the village of Hassop

Daybreak and mist over Hassoplayers of mist over the fields at Hassop Hall

Daybreak Curber Edge, DerbyshireA view from Curber edge

Dawn over Curber

Daybreak Curber Edge, Derbyshire Daybreak Curber Edge, Derbyshire

Daybreak Curber Edge, DerbyshireA view of Baslow Edge from Curber

Daybreak Curber Edge, Derbyshire


Willem de Bode(non-registered)
Hi Nick,

I like your pictures very much, lots of mood in it and nice playing the light.
I'am a D700 shooter and thinking of buying a xt1 because of the weight.
Nice weekend,
Jacques wienen(non-registered)
Great pictures
Thach Ly(non-registered)
Beautiful pictures. That14mm is awesome (so is the 55-200). Thanks for sharing.
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