Facts about the image, Carding Mill Valley Stream
Carding Mill Valley Stream runs through the National Trust car park and past the tea rooms in Carding Mill Valley, following the stream upstream from the car park it splits into two streams, the right branch heads up the valley via Light Spout Waterfall whilst the left branch makes its way to the reservoir from where it continues up to the top of the valley. This image is a detail shot of part of the left branch taken well above the reservoir where the stream is reduced to just a narrow body of water making its way down the hill from which point it gradually gets bigger as it picks up more water from the lower slopes before arriving at the reservoir. Having climbed the hill at first light hoping to capture the sun rise above the reservoir I found myself foiled in my original plan by a bank of cloud that just sat over Hope Bowdler Hill, not wishing to give up hope as I could see the sun would eventually climb above this cloud I decided to explore this little stream hoping to find a few small waterfalls that would give me an interesting composition when the sun came out.
The waterfalls in this image are the largest I could find that were not concealed in the deep trench through which much of this stream flows, having set the camera up and waited the sun suddenly popped up above the cloud and lit the stream not with the golden rays of sun rise that I had originally hoped for but with a much more neutral colour that gave the grass its beautiful bright green colour of spring.