Ribblehead Viaduct

Today I wanted to catch the Ribblehead Viaduct at sunset. The weather was looking good as I set off into the Dales, but by the time I reached the small pub by the side of the valley the sky was covered in dense cloud. I waited in the cold for an hour in the hope that it would clear, but it didn’t. Not wanting to waste an hour-long drive, I decided to try and use the overcast weather to my advantage.

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Ribblehead Viaduct

The viaduct towering over me made a powerful line cutting straight through the centre of the image, forming a dramatic contrast in the clouds above. A bit of work in Lightroom (with a diagonally-placed gradual filter and some dehaze) brought out the shape in the clouds.

Overall, while this isn’t the best shot, and certainly not what I was hoping for from today, I think I managed to somewhat salvage a two-hour round trip. What do you think?


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