Clichéd I know but sunsets are rather easy to capture. For one you can sort of see what the day has been like, you can see the cloud formations starting to take shape and then all you need to do is take the photograph.
Golden Hour last night was from 19:40 until about 20:30, not exactly an hour, but enough time to get some photographs in. But stupidly I had broken one of my own golden rules for photographing on the coast. Check the tide times!
With the tide on the turn and starting to come in I was finding it harder and harder to get a focal point into the photograph. I couldn’t get close enough to those beach markers, well I could if I wanted to get my feet wet. Surprising I had the beach to myself and there was no one walking the promenade. Great, because I don’t have to worry about someone walking in front of the camera. Not so good because if I get in trouble, not that I expected to, there’s no one to help.
After the sun has set I usually hang around for another 30 minutes or so. The light changes completely and I have had some of my best photographs in this 30 minute period.
For this series of photographs I used a Pentax K-30 fitted with a Sigma 10-20mm Wide Angle Lens. The camera was mounted on a tripod