Dawn over the mist-covered Somerset Levels, viewed from the top of Crook Peak on the Mendip Hills, Somerset. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Crook Peak, Somerset

Limestone and Lip Gloss

Summer sunrises aren't for the faint of heart; to get to the top of Crook Peak in time to watch the sun rise meant I needed to be up at least an hour and a half before dawn, which was at around 5 am. The sky overnight had been clear and there was hardly any wind, which allowed mist to form on the low lying Somerset Levels that surround the area. I wanted to take this photograph just as the sun started to highlight the edges of the limestone outcrops that form the tip of Crook Peak, to help accentuate the diagonal forms of the rock. It was the perfect weather forecast for such an aim and with not a cloud in sight I was able to take this photograph just after the sun broke above the horizon.

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