Chasing a spring sunset

Deep orange Newton Abbot sunset seen through branches

Back in early April, when I’d recently got a job and decided to move out, I was looking at second hand furniture for my new room. After dinner one evening, I went to look at a bed frame in Newton Abbot. I finished (it wasn’t much good) and emerged out of the house into a gorgeous orange sunset. I had my camera on me, as I’d wanted to take a few photos of the bed frame, but knew the sunset would be over within a quarter of an hour.

I jogged up to Wolborough Hill, behind my home, the highest point in the town, and began taking photographs. I shot a few in amongst the houses and residential gardens that line the north side of the hill, but knew I needed to head west, into the dairy fields, for better foreground subjects and a clearer shot of the setting sun.

By the time I got there, the red orb had already dipped below the horizon, so I had to make do with what I had in front of me. Fortunately the contrail of a passing jet provided enough interest at just the right height for me to compose a final sky gradient, before that day’s light was lost forever.

Deep orange Newton Abbot sunset

 

Deep orange Newton Abbot sunset

 

Contrail above a Newton Abbot spring sunset

 

Contrail above a Newton Abbot spring sunset

Pictures taken with a Canon Powershot G7X Mark II. Edits made in Lightroom 6 and Photoshop 2017.

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