Towan Bay by Night - Aaron Northcott

Towan Bay by Night

I had actually been waiting for a couple of hours in the same spot before I captured this image.

I'd hoped that the sun was going to set beyond the horizon to the left and cast a beautiful amber glow across the clouds and surface of the water, but you can't plan on the weather - something you quickly learn as a photographer. 

It was looking promising, but just as the sun was sinking lower in the sky a bank of clouds rose from below the horizon and engulfed the empty sky, creating a rather disappointing sunset!

Nonetheless, I persevered and carried on shooting with my 14mm prime lens well past sunset and into the blue hour.

I had to extend my exposures times to about 60 seconds so that enough light entered the camera, but it resulted in a very striking photograph - and one that I believe is just as mesmerising as if it had been the sunset I originally hoped for!

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