In my last post, Lancashire Landscape Photography. I visited Stock Reservoir in the cold light of morning to capture the sun rising across the reservoir.

Inspired by this, last weekend, one of the jewels in Yorkshires’ crown became my subject.

At 5 o’clock in the morning I rolled out of bed and headed towards Malham Cove.

At just over 260 feet high, this amazing eroded limestone pavement, which was formed by meltwater from glaciers at the end of the last ice age, offers some of the best limestone scenery in Britain. It was even featured in Harry Potter, The Deathly Hallows.

While avoiding the Death Eaters, I climbed the staircase to the summit looking for a vantage point. It had to offer me not only a good view of where the sun was going to rise (I recommend this for working out where/when the sun will rise) but also, just as importantly a foreground with plenty of interest and detail.

For me, the moment just before the sun casts its first rays of the day is the perfect time to capture landscape photography.

It offers a wonderful orange cast along the horizon while still keeping the dark blue of the pre-dawn sky above it.

Framing the focal point of the image with a natural vignette which draws the eye in.

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