On Wednesday, we again set the alarm for 4.20 and were absolutely delighted when we saw the mist. We drove with anticipation to Corfe Castle, and were over the moon as we climbed the hill opposite to find ourselves above the mist, which circled the castle like a moat. Before the sun rose, we could see lights under the mist, and it danced and swirled as the sun broke through it. This was truly a magical moment for me – I have been desperate to take this photo for about 2 years, and it makes up my entire photography bucket list. Dorset isn’t very close to my base in the midlands, and so I have put a bit of time and energy into this – my wife and I have been privileged to watch many sunrises together, and it is my favourite time – the promise of the day to come, and the remnants of the stillness of the night. However, getting up so early every day is hard work – and as the summer comes, it becomes harder – mornings like this make it all worth it. I was delighted with the conditions, and took two cameras and tripods up the hill to make sure I got a shot that I was happy with! There were several other photographers there, and we all quietly appreciated this moment – the stillness and calm before the day started. Moments like these are ones to treasure, and I think all who were there appreciated the beauty of the moment.