One of the things that I, for some reason, find extremely tricky, is to capture a good sun set. I usually end up using automatic settings and it never quite catches the colours correctly, but when I try manual settings it ends up out of focus/too dark/too light etc. Here are a couple of attempts. The first is following the Lord Mayors Show in 2010 (pre-DSLR) where myself and James took part on the RedR UK float. The weather was that perfect crisp wintery weather, which usually starts with a glorious sunrise and ends with a fantastic sunset. As we walked over (I think) Blackfriars Bridge, this was the view before the fireworks began. As you can see it is slightly out of focus, but I thought the colours were great!
The next photo is from our 2011 holiday in Crete. James had to put up with me taking endless photos of the view from our cafe’s table across the harbour to the lighthouse throughout the different stages of the sunset. It was such a beautiful view and with a wonderful Cretian iced coffee in my hand, I was hard to pull away!
The part of this photo that I love the most, is the colour of sky, graduating into a lilac/purply colour, along with the dark foreground.