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The great thing about staying on the coast is that I can watch and see how a sunset develops and nip out and within 10 minutes I am ready to capture it. You can tell over the course of the afternoon/ early evening if the sunset is going to look any good. I watched this big bank of cloud roll in as the sunset drew nearer. I was hoping for the sun to set just before the cloud hit the top of the isle of Arran in the distance which would have meant the whole sky would have been lit up with the underside of the clouds going pink and purple. It would have been pretty spectacular had it happened, unfortunately it’s not always like that. The bank of cloud moved a bit quicker than expected and the setting sun never got the chance to light up the underside of the clouds. What I did get though was a touch of colour on the horizon and a pretty impressive menacing sky. The sky did bring with it big splodges of rain, which luckily didn’t come down too heavy until after I had packed up and the sun had set completely.
The location for this shot was along Ardrossan North Shore. This is supposed to be a wreckage of an old ship but I’m not one hundred percent sure if it is or not. It does still make good foreground interest though.
Another nice day on Saturday. As the afternoon wore on the conditions looked good for some shots. I decided to head out for an hour or so down to the beach at Saltcoats to try and capture the sunset.
In the end I was rewarded with a bank of cloud moving in, which was turned an angry shade of red for about 5 minutes after the sun had set behind the Isle of Arran. Another trip well worthwhile, especially when it’s only a couple of minutes down the road.