On the way back from cycling in the Yorkshire Dales, my friend Paul and I hit the motorway headed for Stanage Edge in the Peak District on our journey home. We rose early to get to arrive before sunrise and trek the short walk from the road to the start of the edge.
Though the sky was fairly cloud-free ( I was hoping for a bit more cloud to catch the first rays of sunlight) it was, for both of us, our first outing to catch a sunrise on camera and proved to be a practical and enjoyable experience.
The above photo was shot not long after arriving on location to capture the first rays of light of the day as the sun rose to the side of Stanage Edge. I was shotting with a Sigma 10-20mm ultra wide angle lens on a Nikon D80 mounted to my trusty tripod. The picture was calibrated in Lightroom and lens correction applied along with a cirve for a slight increase in contrast and finished off with clarity and vibrance adjustments.
I decided to work on the image in photoshop and applied techniques I’d been reading about in David Nightingales excellent tutorials to adjust and tone the image slightly. The below image is the result.
Below are a two more shots taken on the day after the sun was a bit higher in the sky and show more of the edge itself.
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