Amazingly, it had been a fine and sunny day – as evening drew closer the cloud was building, but we still had high hopes of a good sunset. At the meeting point a group of over 25 people gradually assembled – a great mix of club members, visitors, adults and children, all armed with a variety of camera equipment. After a quick Health and Safety briefing (mainly on the theme of “please try not to fall over”), Alan gave a short technical overview and we were set to go. By now, the shadows were lengthening so all the photographers spread out over the area of Wheal Coates and the Tywarnraoth engine house.
The sunset, although not spectacular, had some interesting moments so there was plenty to work on. The photo club members were kept busy offering help and answering queries from some of our visitors. The only problems were finding a vantage point without another photographer in it, and trying to keep warm in the nagging easterly wind.
Yes, the sunset could have been more impressive, but we had plenty of opportunity to practise our low light techniques – all in all, a fun evening.