After heavy overnight snowfall, I made my way along the River Brathay at first light under an overcast sky. Every twig, branch and tree was etched in fresh snow. I passed a group of hardy Herdwick sheep, which can be seen in the background of this image. As I reached the bend of the river and turned to look back, the pre-dawn sky lit up in pastel orange, perfectly reflected in the river. Right place, right time, a truly serendipitous image.
F/22, 0.5 seconds, ISO 100.
Accepted: Southampton 2016, Port Talbot 2016, Western Counties 2016*, Wrekin 2016, Yorkshire International 2016