Kerrie Ann Gardner | Cascade
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Mist cascading around Golden Cap.


At 191 metres, Golden cap is the highest sea cliff in the south of England.

One morning, I awoke very early and decided to climb the neighbouring Stonebarrow Hill in order to photograph Golden Cap through the mist. There is a road up Stonebarrow Hill, but unfortunately at the time I didn’t have a car. I had to leave the house very early in order to give myself enough time to reach the top at dawn. I was soon soaked in morning dew and very cold, even with the steep climb. When I reached the top of Stonebarrow my heart sank. The mist had lifted slightly and completely obscured any view. So, there I stood, shivering in the half light and hoping against hope that the mist would lower for a just a few minutes so that I could take a photograph.

Patience is a virtue but I have to admit I’d almost given up by the time the mist did finally subside. Suddenly I was treated to a magical view of Golden Cap with mist cascading all around it onto the sea. The sun had risen high enough to paint the landscape golden and the sky was a washed-out rose. I was utterly elated. My efforts had paid off and I was able to capture a truly memorable scene.



May 21, 2014