Roseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping

One of the most iconic landmarks in Teesside - Roseberry Topping. It's a heck of a trek to the top clambering over Yorkshire stone up a very steep ascent. But the views are well worth the effort!

However, this time round I didn't actually climb up. I parked my car at the bottom of Captain's Cook monument, with the intent of capturing the monument. But as usual, my sense of direction was way off and I headed up the opposite hill towards Roseberry Topping. 

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It wasn't a bad mistake to make really, as I was able to photograph the iconic landmark at a different angle. Capturing Roseberry Topping was actually a huge technical challenge for me, as it was a very hazy sunset, and I was shooting directly towards the sun. So I had a go at focus stacking a range of photos at different exposures to help me capture the haze, and to keep the detail of Roseberry Topping. 

I did not anticipate how many midges there would be. I was eaten alive. I have now learnt my lesson - always lather up on midge repellent when heading out in the moors on a hot humid evening. 

- MM x