When endeavouring to capture beautiful scenery, the most important element is the quality of light. Shooting mid morning, the placement of the light was vital to this composition. I was using the limestone pavement as a foreground lead in to the Autumnal trees, and was wanting both these constituents in sunlight. I waited until a passing cloud cast a shadow on the surrounding hills, which helped separate the trees from the background. I was equally lucky that at that moment, the distant peak was lit, creating another layer to the composition. The icing on the cake was the clouds passing either side of the peak.
. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.