The rocky outcrop of Higger Tor, high above the village of Hathersage, is one of my favourite places in the Hope Valley to watch the sun set. With the right conditions the whole valley floods with a golden light, and the surrounding fields and farms are beautifully lit, with trees casting long shadows over the landscape. On this particularly evening the light was just glorious, and I knelt down on the slightly damp heather to line up a shot of the golden fields beyond these gritstone rocks. Then, as I did so, this curious little woolly face peeped around the edge of the rock as if to say “what the …?!” I’m amazed I managed to fire off a shot in focus because I was giggling so much. This is one of my own personal favourite ever photographs, as much for the reminder of the laugh as for the image itself.
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