Whitstone Hill Farm

It’s that time of year when the sun rises during my commute to work. The same happens in the autumn. In the summer the dawn is too early and in the winter the sun does not rise until after I get to work.

So it should be no surprise to see yet another sunrise on my blog. This time behind Whitstone Hill Farm near Shepton Mallet in Somerset.

6.25 AM

The following series of pictures show how quickly dawn passes.  I’ve photographed many sunrises, and sunsets, and I’m always amazed how quickly the show is over.  These days I don’t think many people realise the importance of timing.  Its often a race to get to location on time.

Whitstone Hill Farm

Whitstone Hill Farm

6.27 AM

The dawn is at its best.  With the sun behind the farmhouse the rays of light all point back to the house.

Whitstone Hill Farm

Whitstone Hill Farm

6.30 AM

Within minutes the dawn has softened as the orange begins to fade.

Whitstone Hill Farm

Whitstone Hill Farm

6.32 AM

The house is still back lit.  I had to move down the road a few feet between each shot to keep the sun behind the farm.  Gradually, the features of the hill appear.

Whitstone Hill Farm

Whitstone Hill Farm

I photographed the farm from the main road.  I tried to position the sun behind the farm house.  It was a difficult angle to achieve as I also needed to avoid telegraph wires.

When taking photographing from the side of a main road there are always people who like to beep their horns or shout out as they drive passed.  I guess I should consider this all part of the fun.

Maes Down

South of Whitstone Hill is Maes Down, and without changing my position on the road a lone tree was silhouetted  against a strip of orange sky.

Maes Down

Maes Down

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