Chrome Hill in the Peak District, Der­byshire, which claimed the ‘Liv­ing the View class’ in the Land­scape Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year 2016 awards

Country Life Every Week - - Visual Treasures -

Land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher Martin Birks took this mes­meric, al­most oth­er­worldly, im­age on an au­tum­nal misty morn­ing. Hav­ing seen a favourable weather fore­cast, Mark rose early and drove from his home in Lin­colnshire to the well­known lo­cal land­mark— a lime­stone reef knoll on the Der­byshire side of the up­per Dove Val­ley—in a bid to record the way the first light plays on the shapely in­cline.

‘I’d wanted to cap­ture a dra­matic sun­rise here for a while,’ he ad­mits. ‘It was a stun­ning view above the fog and there was a group of other pho­tog­ra­phers, who I en­joyed chat­ting with. One even­tu­ally made his way back down the hill and I liked the scale he added to the scene.’

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