Sunset at Cropston Reservoir

This was the first sunset I ever really paid attention to – and the first one I witnessed with my camera. I hadn’t previously been aware of just how much the light changes before and after the sun goes down and being there was accidental – I had actually gone to take pictures of some boats I had noticed there earlier in the week.

I’d just taken delivery of some new filters – a light blue grad and a light tobacco grad, both Kood – and was keen to try them out. After getting the shots I wanted I started to wander back to the car when I noticed that the sun had finally disappeared from view and there was a slight ripple moving across the otherwise still reservoir.

I used both filters here – the tobacco one at the bottom and the blue one at the top. Technically I should have included some foreground but the colours in this were pleasing enough for me to not mind its exclusion.