Valley Of Time.
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Welcome to High Cup Nick! This is a textbook perfect U-shaped valley, formed over thousands of millennia of glaciation. You can find it in the North Pennines, not far from Apple-in-Westmorland and closer to the tiny hamlet of Dufton in Cumbria. Me and Lisabet made the 2.5-hour hike in surprisingly warm weather, climbing 519m (1,702ft) in altitude to get to the head of the chasm. Fortunately we made good time and there was barely anyone around, so I took advantage of some snacks and light refreshments before scouting around the area for compositions, waiting for the light and colours to change closer to sunset.
There was unfortunately not a lot of cloud cover at all; if you know me, you know I like some clouds. However, there was this distant heat haze and I knew from experience that, if it remained, we could get some nice pastellian colours around sunset, which is exactly what happened. Once the colours started blooming, I made haste, grabbing compositions everywhere in an attempt to capture the immense size and timelessness of this place. =)
I took this with my Nikon D7000 using a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 ultra-wide angle lens. A bracket of three exposures were blended together to control the dynamic range of light of tones and further work was done to correct colour casts and try to replicate the glowing, diffused light that I experienced here. =)