I had been photographing Hornby Castle from a location – across the River Wenning in the Lune Valley – that I had visited many times before, taking several pictures as the sun dipped low on the horizon.
Satisfied with what I had seen, I started to put my gear away but before I did I glanced around and saw this magnificent cloud and the wonderful shadows stretching across the grass from the hedge.
Composing the image was a no-brainer and I took several images as the sun dipped below the horizon. The telephoto lens foreshortened the distance from the hill to the cloud behind – making it seem as if it was crowding in.
Canon 70-300mm DO f/4.5-5.6 @ 120mm
1/100 Sec @ f/11
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