A Winter’s Sunset

The weather today started in dire form. Persistent torrential rain. Flooded fields everywhere. Get the picture? I was going to go stir crazy, I am on a long overdue holiday, after all.

Well the forecast was for “brightening up later” but since it is December and the sun sets at 4pm “later” might well turn out to be too late. There was nothing for it other than to drive off into the sunset.

So, heading westwards towards the better weather and inevitable day’s end led me onto Anglesey and all the way across the island to Trearddur Bay. The rocky coves there are made for sunset photos as god designed them to face south-west.

Guess what? About half-an-hour before sunset the sun disappeared behind a big cloud and it looked like “bad light stops play”. Amazingly though, as the sun was just above the horizon it broke through casting its last feeble rays in our direction.

A frantic few minutes with the camera ensued. The results are below. I make no apologies for having “warmed them up” a little on the PC. A pale midwinter’s sunset does not really make for pretty pics.

This was the point where I thought it was all over.IMG_8028

… but those last few seconds of light made the trip worthwhile.IMG_8062IMG_8066IMG_8046