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