We got really lucky with a sensational sunset one evening while staying in a little village called Stocken in Sweden. Stocken is on an island (which you can drive to from the mainland) called Orust on the west coast, and was a wonderful place to spend a few days and rejuvenate.
As a photographer, travelling at these latitudes at this time of year (August/September) is awesome, as the magical time in the mornings and evenings when the light is really good lasts so long! In Australia, you have to be Jonny-on-the-spot - pick your locations, and know what you are doing (i.e. know your gear) because you may have as little as about 15mins to capture the colour in the sky. Throughout this trip, the show lasted for up to an hour some days!!!
I got a great series of shots from this outlook over the harbour in Stocken, ranging from the lovely afternoon glow, through to the starburst of the sun just dipping over the horizon, to the wonderful deep blue that appears after sunset.
Naturally it wouldn't be a Behind the Shot post without a shot of me doing my thing...
Yep, probably need to get a bigger tripod one of these days, but the Gitzo Traveller was perfect for our travels… not sure I would've wanted a bigger one.
Thanks of course goes to Kate for supplying these fabulous action shots of me - I especially like the silhouette… my obsession for photography is clearly rubbing off on her :). You can check out some tales from our trip on her blog - The Polymath Exchange.