Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn, the main peaks of the Brecon Beacons, Wales, as the morning sun skirts across their peaks. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Brecon Beacons, Wales

Lighting the Beacons

It was a race against the clock to get this photo with the peaks of Corn Du, Pen Y Fan and Cribyn lit by the morning sun. I had set out early to make it to the top of the peaks in time for sunrise but I hadn't allowed enough time. Consequently I was still walking as the sun broke over the horizon. Normally this wouldn't have been a problem but the sun was shining through a narrow break between the horizon and low cloud. Five minutes after taking this photo the sun disappeared behind the cloud and the scene lost its warm orange glow.

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