By mid afternoon the low December sun is dropping towards the horizon behind winter-bare trees at Shakerley Mere, near Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.
One of the delights of visiting WWT Martin Mere, Lancashire, in November is to see the feeding of the thousands of birds – ducks, waders, geese, whooper swans, with flocks of lapwings wheeling overhead, sometimes a starling murmuration, more geese and swans circling and descending gracefully onto the water,…
This is soon followed by the gradual descent of the sun to the horizon behind the mere, as the birds begin to settle for the night.
At such times all seems well with the world.
Abstract patterns on the sands of the Dee estuary, with single boat feature. The setting sun is low down near the horizon to the right. Taken from the cliffs near Thursaston, Wirral.
Or do you prefer this one?
This recent view of the Dee Estuary from the cliffs near Thursaston in the Wirral doesn’t really satisfy the rule of the golden mean or two-thirds in photographic composition, with the horizon in the middle. But I rather like it, particularly with the muted colours of this sunset. What do you think?
On the left horizon you can see the coast of North Wales.