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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Photographing the Sunset

When I went up to Hartshead Pike a couple of weeks ago, I found that I wasn't the only one who had gone up there to photograph the sunset. In fact there were at least three others there with cameras pointing westwards!

The others had much fancier cameras than me, with filters and so on. I found that, although the sunset was colourful, the limited amount of cloud made it too dull as a subject by itself. So, being a bit devious, I decided to photograph the photographer (or one of them, at least). He is using the stone pillar, a few yards north of Hartshead Pike tower, to steady himself as he gets his shot of the sunset.

This was the same evening that I took last week's photo of the two figures silhouetted against the sky.

Sky Watch is the regular Friday feature on this photo blog. It will link with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!


  1. Great fallback situation - when you aren't sure of getting THE shot, photograph the other photographer(s) - works a treat.

  2. Well, even though the clouds were not too exiting I think the sunset was beautiful in itself. With the silhouette its even better.

  3. Nice sunset....good job.

    aka Eaglesbrother

  4. Very cool. It looks as if he is saluting someone.

  5. Nice silhouette! Very pretty sunset non-the-less!

  6. You did it right. A great capture!

  7. Brilliant shot. Could be anywhere in the world.

  8. Great way to capture the sunset, photograph the photographer, you got a great shot :)

  9. The silhouette makes the picture.


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