Chasing after that ethereal golden hour sunrise but not a fan of the early starts? X-Photographer Mark Gilligan tried out wild camping to rise with the sun. Here’s how he got on.
Probably the most in-depth guide to shooting gorgeous Autumnal images you will read this year by X-Photographer Chris Upton.
This story started out with a glance at the forecast the night before. With heavy fog and cold, mirky conditions on the table I had to at least try and get out in the early hours and capture these often photogenic conditions. Though Curbar Edge is very convenient for me to get to in the Peak District, I was beginning to feel like a one trick pony so decided to head over to a hill called Higgar Tor, which has lots of beautiful rock formations and a great view. Thankfully the main roads were well gritted and there is a car park very close to the hillside so my journey to the top of the hill was pretty straight forward, which is just as well as I arrived just the sun had come up, above the horizon… Funnily enough, there was hardly any fog and the sky was quickly clearing and it was turning into quite a spectacle.