At this time of year, sunsets are a bit more manageable thanks to the shorter days, so I have recently been visiting Ouse Fens Nature Reserve of an evening. This RSPB site it a haven for many types of bird life, some of them quite rare. Unfortunately my wildlife photography skills leave a lot to be desired, so I stuck to landscapes.
Thankfully there are several spots to be found along the River Ouse, and some of them do favour the sunset image, so I have been taking full advantage. Below are a selection of images, they're not all taken at different spots, but all are taken on different days, with accompanying weather conditions and cloud cover to add a touch of variety.
|The leading edge of a large cloud bank catches the evening sun and is reflected in the river. A few minutes |
later the wind got up and surface ripples obliterated any reflections.
|Storm clouds gather and are suffused with colour. And yes, I did get rather wet on the 20 minute walk back |
to the car.
|There wasn't much colour to be had as the sun was completely hidden behind the clouds, but I did like this |
tranquil river scene.
|Fragile, crispy looking clouds wander overhead, reflecting their smoky tendrils along the run of the river.|
|Another view looking along the course of the Ouse as it roams past the reed shrouded banks. This time |
though, the clouds had the decency to put on a little bit of a show.
|Twilight colours drift on high in this shot taken at dusk.|