With the brightening weather after a morning of constant low cloud, I headed up to Curbar Gap to give me the choice between Curbar or Baslow Edge in the late afternoon sunshine. Thing is, I think half of the Peak District tourist trade had the same idea, it was packed.

To say I was struggling with compositions due to the tourists and cars parked like they had been stolen along the roadside was an understatement. I went from one edge to the next and back again but I felt like I was just going through the motions. In fact I very nearly gave up hope and the thought of rushing to another location to capture the magic hour light had crossed my mind. I decided to stick it out though and I managed to bag a few images. This one was definitely the pick of the bunch.

With the sun setting fast and the cloud building, I just knew a good sunset should be on the cards. So I rushed to the well known landmark called the ‘Anvil Stone’ on Baslow Edge just in time to set up and capture this image of the stone silhouetted against the setting sun with a great looking sky above it.

I think the next time I visit either Curbar or Baslow Edge again will be early morning for sunrise, before the crowds descend.

Title: 'Anvil in Silhouette'

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Location: Baslow Edge

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With the brightening weather after a morning of constant low cloud, I headed up to Curbar Gap to give me the choice between Curbar or Baslow Edge in the late afternoon sunshine. Thing is, I think half of the Peak District tourist trade had the same idea, it was packed.

To say I was struggling with compositions due to the tourists and cars parked like they had been stolen along the roadside was an understatement. I went from one edge to the next and back again but I felt like I was just going through the motions. In fact I very nearly gave up hope and the thought of rushing to another location to capture the magic hour light had crossed my mind. I decided to stick it out though and I managed to bag a few images. This one was definitely the pick of the bunch.

With the sun setting fast and the cloud building, I just knew a good sunset should be on the cards. So I rushed to the well known landmark called the ‘Anvil Stone’ on Baslow Edge just in time to set up and capture this image of the stone silhouetted against the setting sun with a great looking sky above it.

I think the next time I visit either Curbar or Baslow Edge again will be early morning for sunrise, before the crowds descend.

Title: 'Anvil in Silhouette'

Location: Baslow Edge

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