Over the past few year I have gotten in to a habit of starting my annual autumn photography trip to the Lake District at Scaleber Force, in the main to avoid the M6 which seems to have a permanent grudge against me in terms of traffic jams.
This waterfall is just outside Settle at the junction of High Hill Lane and Stockdale Lane in the Yorkshire Dales, it sits in a deep secluded tree lined gorge.
In my opinion the autumn colour surrounding this waterfall is the one of the best in England and as I had arrived just as storm Epsilon was battering the West Coast of the UK everything was soaked and the leaf colour was popping.
I had in the past made my way down to the base of the waterfall, however this time the path down looked particularly treacherous and being a bit old and decrepit I thought better of it and stayed at the top of the falls.
Even from the top of the falls the photography opportunities are overwhelming with each tree displaying a slightly differing colour and their trunks standing out like black glistening statues.
As I mentioned above, in wet weather the colour of the tree foliage becomes almost luminous with every shade of yellow, orange, green and red, the area is also often blanketed with a layer of mist which adds another element to the photographic mix.
Although on this occasion i was not able to descend to the floor of the waterfall, in past years i had taken the small winding path down to its base and the conditions are different each time depending on the river flow rate. Some years the river is full of fallen leaves just swirling leisurely around forming patterns, while in other the water just rushes past sweeping everything with it.