A fiery sunset breaks underneath storm clouds at Cook's Fields on the Mendip hills, Somerset. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Cook's Field, Somerset


Taken during one of the most intense sunsets I've photographed, this scene takes in a wonderful view of Westbury-sub-Mendip and the Somerset levels beyond, all the way to the Quantock Hills on the far horizon. Timing was the important part of this picture - a heavy raincloud was passing overhead, deluging the landscape but leaving behind it crystal clear air which allowed the intense sun to shine through brilliantly and illuminate the landscape.

'Firewall' is also available as a greeting card.

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