Valley Mists

Setting off in the dark from valley level to reach the summits before sunrise is always something of a gamble. The long climb through chill night air followed by the first hint of light in the high atmosphere, then the long pre dawn brightening can all too often abruptly change to hill fog and drizzle. On this morning however the dawn was spectacular and from the summit of Harrison Stickle the valley of Langdale was shrouded in mist.

Location and conditions

Harrison Stickle

light breeze. thin high cloud. valley fog. cool

Technical notes

camera: hasselblad 503cw camera

lens: 150mm sonnar lens

exposure: 1/15sec f16

film: fuji velvia RVP 6x6cm