Hardknott Pass in Cumbria is reputed to be the steepest road in England. On the western side of the pass lie the remains of Hardknott Roman Fort, which must have been a bleak and windswept outpost of the Roman Empire. On this blustery October day, small breaks in the cloud were casting brief shafts of sunlight across the landscape. Composing with the ruined fort as my foreground, I waited for a beam of sunlight to momentarily catch the top of Hardknott Pass to take this picture.
F/16, 1/25th second, ISO 100
Accepted: Southampton 2020