This is the view looking eastwards towards the Pennine moorland just before dawn on a winter's morning. I didn't have to wake up early to see this - dawn comes late in the winter and it was around 8.00 am.
The photo is completely untouched and is exactly as it came from the camera (except being reduced in size). The brilliant colours were quite startling to see but had faded into pastel shades only a few minutes later.
The hills are seen across Mossley and Micklehurst, in the Tame Valley, 4 miles from Ashton under Lyne. The hills can be seen from Ashton, but not as dramatically!
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