from Pen-y-Ghent Vista
Last year I ascended Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks mountains over 1000 feet in the Yorkshire Dales during a snowy period, and saw that prehistoric constructions on its peak are now thought to be sacred rather than accommodation – a Stonehenge type temple rather than an Iron Age village.
This year I ascended Pen-y-Ghent during a similar weather day, although this time I just had a light hail storm rather than a big cloud downpour; I could see such weather systems either side of me all day.
The photos above, after the first showing the scene on top of Pen-y-Ghent, looking north towards the other peak of Whernside, are of crepuscular sun shining directly down on Ingleborough.
I’m still agnostic, and maybe this happens often, just that I’m not there often, but it did seem like a special moment for me, and a coincidence that the sun was lighting up Ingleborough a year after I found out it probably had religious significance.
I know my experience is personal and was created by me, and don’t want to make it sound too eerie or weird. Everybody has special moments all the time, most with family members and friends.
I inputted it just as a gallery at the start, but some photos were bigger than others, and I thought they looked better as originals. I then thought of separating them by Ingleborough letters to increase the artistic effect.
I took dozens of photos during the day, and not exactly twelve.