It was quite an interesting experience. After hiking to Janet's foss I was hit by a mini blizzard which made whiteout conditions for a few minutes. Then I walked up to Gordale scar, which was quite full of water from all the recent wet weather. I got wet feet as I scrambled up in the dark to a prominent rock which was big enough for me to sit on.
And I sat on it, until the very fortunate (and purely unplanned) circumstance of the moon illuminating the gorge happened: I sat watching the line of moonlight creep across, and then I started shooting, for nearly an hour.
Sitting on a rock, in the moonlight, in subzero conditions, with torrents of water cascading down on both sides of me.
Probably a bit of a mad way to spend an evening really.
|Janet's foss. A fairy queen is supposed to live behind the falls. In this photo, it does seem you can make something out just behind the curtain of water.|
|I lit the waterfall with the small torch I always carry with me.|
|The short blizzard gave everything a thin coating of white. Here, at the entrance to Gordale scar. (Note: it really did look almost this bright to the eye: the moon was very bright.)|
|Gordale scar. Lit solely by the moonlight (which I had waited patiently for).|