It looked as though the sunset at the Angel of the North was going to be a good one last night.
Around a dozen photographers gathered ready to capture a mass of burning colour as the sun sank lower in the sky.
Just as it was looking good the sun dropped behind a bank of cloud sitting high on the horizon, previously hidden from view by the brightness of the sun, and it thwarted everything. Or did it?
Now; what would you do? Pack up and go home or sit it out to the death?
I had gone there to get a sunset, I had not planned on going anywhere else and there was nothing important waiting for me. So I stayed.
Every other photographer packed up and went off looking kind of sorry for themselves because they didn’t get anything. Well guess what? You never will if you keep packing up and going home before the very end. If you have set the time aside to do a job at least see it through, you never know what you might get. At worst you will get what you’re going to get if you go home, nothing. But, as this image shows, sometimes mother nature rewards with you with a small consolation for making the effort.
Oh, and people walking into your shot? I used to be one of those who would have a fit if a small silhouette suddenly appeared on my horizon! Peopling? No no no, no peopling allowed! Haha, not anymore. Over the years, and with the kind persuasion of my dear wife, I have come to learn that having people in your pictures isn’t such a bad thing at all, in fact sometimes it’s what makes your shot