I had planned to go out to Leighton Moss yesterday afternoon to do a bit of bird photography. However, after getting myself cosy and all set-up in a hide, I realized that the direction of the setting sun was going to make things really awkward. Which was a shame, as the quality of the light was beautiful. After a quick change of mind, I packed everything up, hiked back to the car and headed to nearby Arnside to see if I could catch the sunset.
The tide was just coming back in, which meant there was enough water in the channel to catch reflections and show the sky color. With a clear sky to the west, the sunset was one of those gorgeous, golden affairs that you sometimes get when it’s cold and still.