Leap Year Sunset

Today for the first time this year I was home from work before the sun had disappeared below the horizon. I had just enough time to dash up the hill behind our house with the camera before an errant bank of cloud blocked the developing sunset from view. Given that it is such an easily accessible location I have always bemoaned its lack of foreground material when it comes to photographing sunsets, so to find this perfectly positioned tree was very nice indeed. Now I wonder if the farmer would be willing to remove that fence…..


holdingmoments · February 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Lovely sunset Adam.

Bob Bushell · February 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Beautiful sunset photo.

theconstantwalker · February 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm

A beautiful shot Adam…did you witness the quarter moon tonight.
Shared it with my Mum..it last happened in a leap year in 1935 when she was 4.
2008 next… I won't be here..

TexWisGirl · February 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

gorgeous, adam!!! love that tree!

J · March 1, 2012 at 1:05 am

Has all the ingredients of a great shot, Adam. I even quite like that fence!

Sondra · March 1, 2012 at 2:17 am

WHat a great sunset shot…I like the fence looks really nice!!!1

Brian King · March 1, 2012 at 5:12 am

Gorgeous shot, Adam! Great elements with the tree and fence, too!

Millhouse Photography · March 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

Super sunset, and I know a farmer who'll remove the fence for you: Farmer P. Shop.

Unknown · March 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

This is so beautiful but actually, I quite like the fence. It adds a bit of rigid structure.

I am glad to hear you are arriving home in daylight. Apparently the problem of rickets is back in the UK.

Unknown · March 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm

All kidding aside about the farmer might be willing to do, that would be a very easy fix in Photoshop of any editing tool with a clone stamp. I have to say though, that the fence doens't bother me. It's a lovely photo either way.

Adam Tilt · March 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Thanks everyone for your comments. Looks like the fence has a few fans so I guess it can stay in place for now.

Andrew – I did see the moon and tried to photograph it but without much success. If I'd know the significance of it on that date I would have tried a lot harder!

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