This is a summer sunset photographed midway between Devon on London. Going back to Norwich from an exciting day trip to Eden Project in Cornwall, we followed M5 Motorway passing by beautiful landscapes of rolling hills and ploughed fields. Driving on a highway that follows the contour of the ground, we got an amazing view of the sun as it went down to its cradle. We didnt have the pleasure to stop where we wanted at the right moment when the sun was still visible in the horizon but the open fields provided a perfect opportunity for me to take photos in the car. I took hundreds of shots so I could have plenty of choices. Luckily, the sunset was on my left side and in the UK we drive on the left which means the driver is on right side of the car. Everything just fell into place.
How to capture good photos when you have a few seconds available
During my many trips, I have missed so many opportunities of a good shot because of two reasons. First, I see them as we get passed them and second, by the time I had the camera ready we had gone past it. If you are like me who only depend on the SLR camera because I cant afford a decent a camera phone, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind.
- Get the camera ready all the time. (Good thing I have a driver, otherwise I wont be able to take photos)
- Have at least 2 spare batteries. With your camera on all the time at the duration of the trip, you want to make sure you have enough battery life left when you get to your destination.
- Adjust the setting according to the time of the day.
- Be alert. More importantly, dont sleep so you wont miss any opportunity.
I have just made that stupid mistake of falling asleep while in the car during my trip to the Scottish Highlands. My eyelids were too heavy as if little fairies were swinging on them.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
We did manage to stop but by that time the sun had completely gone out of sight but the rays were still casting a magical hue in the sky.
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Oh, about the title? Well, its just a title. Really! But if you insist then I may be forced to give my two cents worth – next time around.