Cross Skies

1200 feet above sea level this stainless steel cross has, to me at least, always signified a demarcation between the beautiful Pennine Hills and the rather less beautiful post-industrial sprawl of Greater Manchester.  I hadn’t stopped here for about six years and the clouds were phenomenal so decided to shoot this ‘properly’ with tripod, 10-stop filter, ND grad and remote release. That dirty great cloud was laden with ill intent, ruining the next shot with raindrops on the filter and drenching me before I could pack everything away!