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Ah! It feels so long since I've posted a landscape image from the Peak District. It's not for the lack of going out, its the lack of luck I've been having with the only decent light being on days where I have had premade plans.

Anyway, cue Saturday morning and I woke up early for sunrise with a plan of heading to Parsons Tor at Lathkill Dale.

I have to admit, I got up and I spent 10 minutes arguing with myself with a lot of me thinking bed was the better idea.

I had a look out the living room window to see we were above a lot of mist, although thick cloud was present above. I could however see the smallest of gaps in the clouds and thought it was worth a risk for "sky fire"

Heading out, the mist started to vanish and my hopes of anything decent were diminishing as the cloud seemed to get thicker.

However on arrival, I could see some colour in the clouds which then meant I ended up running most of the way, it certainly wasn't worth the extra 10 mins in bed!

I waited around and the colour had gone, it looked like an early rise for nothing. Absolutely shattered I set my coat up and had a lie down but then decided it would be best to set the camera up ready for a shot "just in case"

Good call, cos 5 mins later I sat there watching the clouds slowly take on colour. It only lasted about 3 minutes and had a moment where it was at it's best but it made everything totally worth it.

Strangely, I was thinking "this is exactly like that time I was on Higger with the same conditions" and I then realised it was taken on exactly the same day just three years later. Even stranger I had already decided to head to Wyming Brook later, something I also did 3 years ago. So...I'm going to book my diary for November 2nd next year for another sunrise like this!

See the Higger Tor photo here:

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