Valley of Rocks

01/11/2015
Valley of Rocks on the Exmoor Coast is a distinctive and well-visited location. In order to find a new perspective, I climbed Hollerday Hill from Lynton to look down into the valley from the east. In mid-afternoon the rock pinnacle was slightly backlit by low autumn sun, showing the warm colours and texture of the dead bracken around it. Meanwhile, the Bristol Channel beyond was swathed in sea fog, providing a pleasingly diffuse background. I cropped fairly tightly using a medium telephoto and waited until a car was in the foreground to show the scale of this striking feature.