One to Cross Off the Bucket List

Well, I don’t actually have a bucket list, but if I did, this would have been on it.

Yesterday morning I went up to Marsden Moor with my Dad and watched the sun rise for the first time. How crazy is it that I’m 22 and that’s the first time I’ve ever sat down just to watch the sun rise? Marsden Moor is between Huddersfield and Oldham, and there’s a National Trust car park (Buckstones) which is in the middle of nowhere. At night, there are no lights for miles around, making it perfect for star gazing. It’s also the perfect place to watch the sun rise, as the car park has a great view to the East.

We both took our cameras to take some pictures, although I think my Dad’s photos are better! I’ve reduced the quality of mine to upload them, so they do look less sharp than they should. We were a bit annoyed by getting all the way there and then realising that we had brought the tripod but not the mounting plate – not much use without it!

It was an early start, getting up at 5.30 so we could leave at 6am. We pulled up in the car park at 6.40, and had about 20 minutes of the sky changing through the most amazing colours before the sun finally appeared above the horizon. We stayed about 20 minutes after the sunrise before the sun was too bright, and then went for a quick walk around Golden Acre. The autumn colours are starting to come through now, they will be fantastic in a couple of weeks. I love taking close up pictures of flowers, and I’ve been looking into getting a macro lens for my camera, a bit expensive for now though!



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