5.10.08 Swanholme Lakes Sunset
No big colours in the sky last night but it was still a beautiful sunset. I went down to Hartsholme Park and Swanholme Lakes hoping to get some Autumn colour in the late afternoon light, and got this instead. Water literally adds another dimension to sunsets, with the cool breeze creating some nice ripples to add to the reflections. There aren't many places with a clear view across the Lakes, but I think the trees and foliage add something to this shot anyway. It is hard to believe that this place is in the middle of a City. At dusk the birdsong almost drowns out the noise of distant traffic. There were quite a few people around, walking the dog, jogging, or just taking in the quietness at the end of the day.
My internet connection was hopeless over the weekend, so I hardly got to comment on the Dailies. I'll add some more shots from last night if the connection holds up this morning.
Uploaded some more shots here; http://johnloguk.smugmug.com/gallery/4053411_yY5Qg#387836374_7zD84 - Light and Dreams Photography
This gallery is now a complete year of Daily photos, and although it has felt like a chore on some days I have to say that it has been great fun most of the time. When I started my intention was to challenge myself to try new things, especially to get out of my landscape comfort zone and make myself a more rounded photographer. I've certainly tried lots of new things, had a few disasters, some near misses, and lots of pleasant surprises. But the biggest pleasure is always reading other people's comments and checking out their galleries. There are so many talented people on here that it beggars belief. I really appreciate any comments, especially the constructive ones. I am now moving on to a new gallery for my second year.........