i went camping over the weekend in north yorkshire. the weather forecast promised rain on the first day followed by sunshine on the second. surprisingly this was pretty accurate, so when i woke up on saturday morning i felt like i was looking at my surroundings for the first time. this was more to do with the fact that i only arrived on friday evening when it was wet and getting dark. due to an organisational mixup (ie i'm disorganised) i arrived after work whereas everyone else got there at about lunchtime. the unplanned benefit (to me) was that i avoided the whole 'pitching the tent in the rain' manoeuvre that my mates suffered. the lesson there it seems is that it pays to be disorganised, but it doesn't pay to be my friend. all this talk would imply i took this when the sun was rising on saturday morning, but after a particularly tiring day at work i was in no mood for early starts so instead this is the sun setting in the evening. having said that, it was taken just after i woke up, although that was from a late afternoon kip. what can i say, i had a lot of sleep stored up inside me.
this is an hdr shot taken from a combination of seven exposures. there's no rational behind that number, just happened to take that many. here's an equally randomly chosen original