Tag Archives: Sunset

Glorious Stourhead as the sun goes down

Noting the clear sky and thinking the stormy weather coming this weekend would strip trees of leaves, I thought it would be good to head down to Stourhead to catch the low sun illuminating the autumn clothed trees.

Using a neutral density filter I was able to use a very slow shutter speed to smooth out the water ripples and clarify the reflections.Stourhead

Colourful sunset – Weston Super Mare

The sky looked active and promising for a good sunset this evening so risked the rush hour traffic and got to the sea front in time to see the sun nearing its setting – lighting up the Wheel and casting strong shadow on the ugliest new building in the town.

Sunset on the wheel-3440Turning around to face the sun the view was beautiful – a lone runner made a good focus for this shot. Thanks to the A1 CameraClubWeston – a tip I learned was to close down the aperture to f22 to get the modest starburst effect.

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Turn back towards the town and the gathering clouds loomed and glowed.

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Turn again towards the “sea” and the reflections caught my attention for the next image to make.

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Showing again how it always pays to look behind you when photographing a sunset 🙂