Facts about the image, Sunset from Wenlock Edge
Wenlock Edge is an elevated geological feature of the Shropshire Hills offering views across the Long Mynd and other hills in the area. At one point on Wenlock Edge there is a break in the trees which offers a superb vista and in the summer evenings wonderful views of the sunset from Wenlock Edge over the surrounding countryside. This image was taken at the height of the cereal crop harvest which has given the gold colours in the fields, the harvest was later then usual this year (2012) as a result of the wettest second quarter in history.
By shooting into the light with neutral density graduated filters in front of the lens a balance between the very bright “red” sky and the much darker landscape has been achieved. On this particular evening the entire sky had turned a brilliant shade of scarlet red and capturing it was one of those satisfying experiences that cannot be achieved every day. The road from Much Wenlock to Church Stretton runs along the summit ridge of Wenlock Edge making this view extremely accessible, with this view only a short walk from a lay-by it is a location I shall be returning to time and again.