il tramonto d’oro

il tramonto d’oro or in my mother tongue…. SUNSET….. My passion for the low light photography never dies. As much as I love after dark image making my favourite time of day has to be sunrise and sunset. There have not been too many opportunities over the last three months with the terrible weather. The weather not only hampered the sky it also put a stop on actually exiting the house. My balance is not what you may call perfect and the thought of falling and banging my poorly head is a deterrent in itself. As for breaking my camera that’s a whole new ballgame.

As my previous post pointed out, I spent an hour at Clarence Dock in reasonable weather. As the day progressed the weather just got better and even though my trip to Clarence Dock had been an unplanned photography excursion I still wanted more. I normally feel exhausted after a day out and as my wife will kindly point out; a day out usually takes it out on me for the following day too with a distinct lack of energy and sometimes a day in bed. Not good, not good at all. When it comes to listening I will admit that I listen but have a tendency to be selective and ignore any basic guidance. I know, this isn’t good is it? I try, I really do try but as I have said before on here…..I go my own way.

Rules and regulations were made for breaking weren’t they? As you know I love panorama’s; I love alternative cropping and I love been “different”. So I thought I would try something a little different on this evening. A different location and a different approach. I have used many foregrounds in the last 30 years but living on a hill can sometimes be a disadvantage. Hunting round for new foreground subjects isn’t easy from a high viewpoint, it’s a case of finding somewhere with level surroundings.

Anyway, on to the images. Clouds are always a good part of the equation when it comes to sunsets and sunrises. A great recipe for a sunset would consist of colour, contrasting black foreground, clouds and an overall landscape. Have a look at the following images and see what you think. I was quite happy with the location but once again, it will probably get very tiresome after a few evenings.




I hope you like the images. They are nothing special, but something a little different. Thats all for now, be back tomorrow with No More Dead Pixels. Thanks for reading. Bye for now


About Mark Winterbourne

A little about me … well, what can I say. I started photography back in 1979 when I was just 11 years old. I was given a 35mm SLR Camera by my late Grandfather as a birthday present. The camera was a Russian built Zenit EM and built like a house brick. Many of my slides on here are taken with the very same camera. My passion stemmed from my Grandfathers love of photography and in particular his fondness of the English Lake District. I will showcase his work on here in the coming months, but there are over 10,000 slides and I have quite a task ahead of me scanning them in. In the late eighties and early nineties I moved on to autofocus SLR’s and began to accumulate quite a stash of equipment. In between my full time employment and sleeping I started doing small photographic assignments for freinds, family and small businesses. In the early 2000′s I started using a digital camera and traed all my traditional film cameras in for more equipment. My Camera Equipment Canon EOS 20D Body BGE2N Battery Grip Canon EOS 50D Body BGE2N Battery Grip Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 EF-S Lens Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Sigma 28-105 F2.8-4 DG Lens Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Canon 580EX Speedlite Flashgun Canon CP-E4 Compact Battery Pack for 580EX I took an avid interest in aviation photography at the start of the 2000′s when digital cameras became more accessible. My enjoyment was taken up a level when I discovered I could mix my love of light & colour with aviation photography by taking photographs. In 1983 I suffered a head injury which was diagnosed as a brain tumour. LIfe soon returned to normal in 1984 but in the early part of 2002 things turned nasty and headaches and sickness returned. To date I dont have a surgeon willing to operate on me and struggle by day to day. You will find more about this in my blogs……. Nothing will stop my photography, not even this head injury….this blog reflects my day to day life as a person with an interest in photography….with a headache to match Hope you enjoy….please feel free to contact me, anytime

Posted on April 4, 2013, in Photography (General), Sunrise & Sunset and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nothing special!!!!! I beg to differ,they are great photo’s.I struggle and struggle to get a pic as good as these.Thankyou for sharing a bit more of your story with us.

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