Glastonbury Tor Sunrise

Watching the Autumn Mist - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8921

Watching the Autumn Mist – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8921

With the autumn equinox approaching it was time to re-visit the top of Glastonbury Tor.  It has been a while and I missed a lot of opportunities this summer.  So I wanted to welcome back the Tor before the big day.

Watching the Sunrise

Do not rush up the Tor just in time to see the sun peek above the horizon.  Instead, get to the top while it is still dark.  I find the glow from the town below always provides enough light to find your way – just give your eyes a bit of time to adjust.

The light can be most intense half and hour before sunrise.  A narrow band of orange rings the eastern horizon.

First Autumn Mist - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8814

First Autumn Mist – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8814

Zoom in, adjust the exposure time on the camera, and the colours shine in an almost abstract pattern.

Distant Horizon - At dawn from Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8821

Distant Horizon – At dawn from Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8821

Turn around to the west and the street lights of Glastonbury remind me of rivers of larva (may be).

Dawn- Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8841

Dawn- Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8841

Isle of Pennard

As the scene brightens the hills become islands in a sea to mist.

Pennard Island - From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8886

Pennard Island – From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8886

Sunrise

The first glimpse of the sun.  It rises above the horizon very quickly and you do not want to miss this moment

Sunrise over the Somerset Sea - From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8906

Sunrise over the Somerset Sea – From Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8906

Soon the sun is shining over the mist.  Creating huge breaking waves across the landscape.

Sunrise over the Somerset Sea - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8977

Sunrise over the Somerset Sea – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8977

Time to reflect on the day ahead.

First Autumn Mist - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9008

First Autumn Mist – Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9008

And Finally…

There is always time for a few more pictures on the way back down.

Glastonbury Tor at Sunrise - Somerset, UK. ID 824_4143

Glastonbury Tor at Sunrise – Somerset, UK. ID 824_4143

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