Shepton Sunrise

Ridge Road Sunrise - Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8536H

Ridge Road Sunrise – Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8536H

On my journey to work I pass the same locations each day.  I keep a note of views that may come good in the right weather, season or time of day.  The best may to find these hidden views is by cycling.  A car is too quick and too low.

Today one such spot along the Ridge Road near Shepton Mallet did just that.

Autumn Sunrise

I had seen the distant church spire of Doulting Church from a crossroads west of Shepton Mallet many times.  I wanted to capture its silhouette at sunrise.  I knew I needed to wait until autumn (or spring) for the sun to rise in best place.  The weather also needed to be cloudy but with enough open sky for the sun to shine through.

The weather forecast looked good so I headed off to work a bit earlier than normal to plan my location.

Ridge Road Sunrise - Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8541H

Ridge Road Sunrise – Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8541H

The day was perfect and after a short wait watching a golden sky through a hole in the hedge the sun appeared over the horizon.

Ridge Road Sunrise - Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8550H

Ridge Road Sunrise – Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8550H

It was a bit late in the season so the sun was south of the Doulting chuch spire.  However, this gave me the opportunity to include the silhouette of the nearby trees.

Ridge Road Sunrise - Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8564H

Ridge Road Sunrise – Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8564H

Using my posh prime macro lens help keep the image clear of too much glare.

Ridge Road Sunrise - Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8575H

Ridge Road Sunrise – Ridge Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8575H

It was a beautiful few minutes spent in a hedge!

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