Photographers Dream Sunrise

on Mam Tor in the Peak District this morning.
I got up at 03.20 am and was out of the house by 03.50 am to drive the 89 miles up to the Peak District. Mam Tor overlooks the town of Castleton. It has been a dream of mine to capture the valley full of mist as the sun comes up.
I arrived at 05.45 am and climbed up to the top of the Tor, with one of our dogs, in the pitch black. With just a torch to navigate by it was a bit scary especially when Tia started to growl at someone I couldn't see or hear! I needn't have worried. Everyone that came up was so friendly. I had an amazing time on the Tor and spent 4 hours up there taking photos as the landscape changed. I became a model for a photographer and then Tia did. We came down to the car around 10 am where people were still arriving. It was still an amazing sight as the mist kept moving around in the valley. Tia had her breakfast and I had a cuppa tea from the flask made the night before. Tasted good!
At least 3 of the 15 or so photographers told me how lucky I was to come today. The way the mist and sunrise was only happens once or twice a year! One of them had been every morning this week and had been disappointed as the area was covered in fog. Looks like I hit the jackpot. Well worth the early morning and 89 mile drive to get there and capture some amazing photos. I'll put a few on this week for you all to see.
Stunning!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
This, I am sure, will end up in TT! :)
posted October 2nd, 2015  
I'm speechless. Instant FAV!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wow, gorgeous. Big Fav!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Beautiful
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wow this is the shot I would have loved to have taken! I love that place but never been lucky with an inversion ! Top shot - huge fav!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wow!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Just awesome!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Amazing is the only word :)
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wow that's commitment Chantal and so worth all the effort, the image is absolutely stunning. Fav.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Gorgeous!!!!! Fav
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Simply Gorgeous!!!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Oh so that was what sunrise looked like. I was on Anglesey underneath all that cloud and fog. Fabulous, well worth getting up for.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Amazing and awe inspiring! I so admire your commitment to get out there for this. Can't wait to see more of your shots. Big fav
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Terrific
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Worth the lost sleep! Wow! FAV
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Absolutely amazing. So well worth getting up early and up the mountain. Thanks for sharing. This is wonderful. FAV!!!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
A wonderful capture.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Awesome capture, colors, light
posted October 2nd, 2015  
@mona65 Thank you so much Mona but the fav isn't showing. Would you mind pressing the * again :)
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Gorgeous!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
As the saying goes " the early bird gets the best sunrise shot" brilliantly shot. Next weeks no1 in the bag....fav...
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Glorious *
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wow! Amazing. Love that you were able to capture a photographer in your image.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
That is one of the most fantastic pictures I've seen, can I give a double FAV.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
OMG.... this is beyond words! FAV!!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Beautiful!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Stunning ! FAV
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Stunning, I love how you have caught the other photographer, you have really hit the jackpot! My son would have loved to do this, alas I will just have to enjoy your photos.
Congratulations ! And a big fav from me.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Ditto, ditto, ditto.....wow, stunning, beautiful! Fav
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Beautiful!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Just WOW. That is one incredible photograph.


posted October 2nd, 2015  
amazing capture
posted October 2nd, 2015  
That truly is amazing
posted October 2nd, 2015  
This is gorgeous!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Exquisite capture FAV!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Stunning capture, well worth getting up early for. Fav!! 😃
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Fabulous shot, fav
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wow! FAV!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
That is dedication to your art. Absolutely beautiful Fav
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Now that's dedication. It sounds like an amazing experience and I guess pretty spiritual too. Your photo is outstanding. Looking forward to seeing more. Fav.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Beautiful!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
I really, really, REALLY wish I could FAV this more than once!! It is AMAZING, and so well worth the early morning rise, the long drive and hike in the dark, and at the end to be rewarded with a sight like this, and to have the skill to capture it!! So well done, Chantal!!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful scene and outstanding work. Well done indeed.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful shot. Fav
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Oh how wonderful to have been able to capture this amazing sight. FAV
posted October 2nd, 2015  
OMG - there should be something 'bigger' than Fav! This is incredible - well worth the effort - can't believe there were 15 of you!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Awesome. That is all.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
That's real dedication - astoshingly good! Fav!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Awesome that you got such a fabulous shot! instant fav!!! :)
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wow, what an amazing shot. Fav
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Stunning sunrise. Congratulations on making the Trending Page. Well deserved.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Stunning, amazing wonderful. Instant fav.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
You should be so proud of this photo......incredible picture & so worth all the climbing in the early hours. TT top slot must be! Look forward to seeing some more! Fave of course!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
WOW..... what more can you say !
posted October 2nd, 2015  
FAV -- for the WOW effect you've captured so well, including that photographer!
posted October 2nd, 2015  
good grief this is amazing! instant fav...
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Words fail me this is just so stunning especially on black. Your dedication is also to be admired, but well worth it.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Oh, wow! What a sunrise! Beautiful capture.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Spectacular! Definitely worth the outing. Sounded like fun :)
posted October 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful image :)
posted October 2nd, 2015  
That is one of the most astonishing pictures I've ever seen here. Stunning.
posted October 2nd, 2015  
An absolutely stunning shot - would never have guessed it was the Peak District
posted October 2nd, 2015  
I almost missed this one - so glad I didn't! Inspirational! fav
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Absolutely stunning shot. A big fav. Definitely one for the TT.
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Fabulous.
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Fantastic capture big fav :)
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Stunning.. so worth all the effort in getting there.. fav
posted October 3rd, 2015  
How many times am I allowed to fav this one!! Spectacular sight you were treated to. It takes your breath away against black. Love the way you composed this particular shot with the silhouette of another photographer. How lucky you were to pick this day. Can't wait to see more shots from this morning.
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Spectacular!!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Breathtaking with that magnificence and that silhouette, fav of course.
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Oh my gosh how lucky you were to be there! Just stunning! Triple FAV!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Stunning capture! FAV
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Hands-clapping fav. What a super shot... just gorgeous. Almost better, your tale of how this came to be. So cool, that Tia came with you. :) The silhouette of the photographer is a metaphor for your photo.
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Fantastic and much appreciated! Well worth the effort for sure! Fav!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Oh my gosh -- this is absolutely phenomenal and worth what it took to get there. I admire you for all you went through to take it. WOW, fav a hundred times over. I hope to see this at the top of TT next week. WOW! And please post more!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Wonderful fav
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Beautiful!! Well done you!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
fav
posted October 3rd, 2015  
This is so gorgeous! Love it! FAV
posted October 3rd, 2015  
some things just don't change .. and you still seem to be rocking 365 ..and still producing stunners
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Wow, spectacular!!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Well worth it , this is amazing!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
If you are prepared to make such an effort for your photo then you deserve such a view. I have never caught a cloud inversion as not in the right place at the right time and certainly not waking in the dark! I would probably get lost. Super shot and good to have the photographer subject for scale.
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Wow! Fav!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Exceptional in every way!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Stunning!. fav
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Lee
I've walked the Mam Tor path and its a great walk. This shot looks Wonderful, but what really makes it special is the inclusion of the photographer, the person adds perspective and realism to the image. Fav
posted October 3rd, 2015  
You sure titled this right! What a glorious sighting of a glorious sunrise! Very much worthy of being on the PP! HUGE FAV!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Just wow! Inclusion of that photographer just makes the shot. Fav
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Wow. Just wow!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Oh my, this is just absolutely breathtaking.

You are really dedicated to your photography to get up that early and drive 89 miles but I it was most definitely worth it.
posted October 3rd, 2015  
I came back to have another look Chantal! I have seen other photos like this one adorning photography magazine covers. Talk about a shot of a life time! I more than made it worth getting up that early and enduring such a long drive to find these conditions!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
fav
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Fav, and super wow shot. I'm glad you got to capture this for all of us to see. You must have great photo intuition to pick the perfect morning
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Congratulations on making the PP. Well deserved.
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Incredible shot x
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Kim
This is one of the most amazing images I've ever seen, Chantal, and honestly the words escape me right now!
posted October 3rd, 2015  
Very surreal!
posted October 4th, 2015  
FAV! INCREDIBLE!
posted October 4th, 2015  
Wow!! Fav
posted October 4th, 2015  
This is truly AMAZING! Your reward for getting up so early and travelling all that way! FAV!!
posted October 4th, 2015  
This is just outstanding! Well worth the early rise and long drive. Instant fav
posted October 4th, 2015  
Thank you for all your effort and sharing. Everything has already been said :-))
posted October 4th, 2015  
Spectacular!
posted October 4th, 2015  
Wow!! Fav.
posted October 4th, 2015  
Fantastic!
posted October 4th, 2015  
Megatastically awesome!
posted October 4th, 2015  
Whew, had to scroll forever to comment! Outstanding photo! FAV
posted October 4th, 2015  
What an amazing story and capture. Such dedication to drive all that way for the shot, but it sure was worth it.
posted October 4th, 2015  
Love it!
posted October 5th, 2015  
Amazing and love your story!
posted October 5th, 2015  
Amazing image, great light and love the orange glowing mist
posted October 5th, 2015  
No time to comment recently but I did come and fav this on a quick whizz round. It's an astonishing shot. One of the best I've ever seen xx
posted October 5th, 2015  
Wow amazing and unusual sunrise! Not over water but over mist! Fav! btw why is the photographer facing away from the sunrise?
posted October 5th, 2015  
@michaelelliott if you look at the other 3 shots I put on, you will see the ridge between the 2 valleys. He was shooting the mist pouring over the ridge!
posted October 5th, 2015  
@shepherdmanswife - got it! What a super cool location with multiple views to shoot!
posted October 5th, 2015  
This is simply jaw droppingly stunning! Can't think of the words to express my thoughts when I saw this! Such an inspiration to amateur photographers like myself!
posted October 5th, 2015  
Gorgeous captures - it sounds like the perfect morning!
I hope to one day have a similar experience with seeing/capturing aurorae.
posted October 6th, 2015  
I have just seen your series of photos of Mam Tor. It was a sunny day when I walked here. These photos are just stunning. Thank you so much for sharing and for bringing back happy memories. I stayed in Castleton.
posted October 6th, 2015  
Amazing, what luck to get there for such a rare occurrence.
posted October 9th, 2015  
Stunning Chantal and worthy of that #1 spot on TT! Congratulations on that and on getting such a wonderful image and also for your dedication to your art. Fav
posted October 9th, 2015  
I knew this would be number1 - probably shot of the year!
posted October 9th, 2015  
I missed this the first time as I have not been posting daily. Congratulations on number one. This is an astonishing photograph, a true work of art and a huge fav!
posted October 9th, 2015  
Un.Believable. I choked. Had I been with you, I would have cried. Beauty at its peak. You are indeed blessed to have witnessed that!
posted October 9th, 2015  
Congrats on TT -- I KNEW this would be at the top this week, how could idt not? This is really an incredible shot and I could imagine it on the cover of one of the nature magazines or photography ones.
posted October 10th, 2015  
Congrats on TT this is a magnificent photo worth every step you had to climb!
posted October 10th, 2015  
Stunning capture....looks so beautiful. Fav Congrats on the TT
posted October 10th, 2015  
wonderful shot
posted October 10th, 2015  
Amazing color, great capture. The lighting on that peak is supurb and the silhouette of the photographer just tops it off. FAV
posted October 10th, 2015  
Congrats on TT. Have a nice weekend :-)
posted October 10th, 2015  
WOW Stunning shot, totally a fav & well worth the no 1 spot on TT :)
posted October 12th, 2015  
Congrats on TT and #1 too! I do not know how I missed this stunner when you initially posted it! Gorgeous!
posted October 13th, 2015  
Out of this world!!!!! What are you doing with your photography, your talent is immense!!!! Fav seems too small a word to describe how I feel about this
posted October 16th, 2015  
WOOOOW!!! I missed this originally. Congrats on such a wonderful shot and making the Highlights.
posted December 31st, 2015  
Super cool and wonderful as 2015 highlights!
posted January 1st, 2016  
This is ,WOW!!!
posted January 2nd, 2016  
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