One of the challenges when choosing a specific time of day to work in is that you won't know how well that sun will set, or if you are working in the morning then how well that sun will rise until it actually happens. There is a reason why landscape photographer's will often have to make numerous trips back to the same location, because some days they just don't get the kind of light that they are looking for.
The sunset in our photo shoot with Brenda Dyck-MacMaster and her boy Fynnigan was just average, it wasn't terrible but it was far from spectacular. Clouds came in just as the sun would start to go down, then minutes later those clouds were gone and all of a sudden our nicely lit location was too bright, so then we would have to move to another location. This just goes to show you just how quickly the sun moves and when on a larger property you have to move quick to get to your new optimal spot.
The lighting was just never, what I would consider to be breathtaking and that was because the peak of this one sunset was actually when we all had gone home for the night and I was driving off the property. But hey, this is just a prime example of how you can't predict how a sun is going to set or rise on any given day.
This is why when I book my sessions, I always show up 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time, so that I can walk the property and find the absolute best spots and angles to work from.
All in all, I felt that it was still a great outcome. I just would have loved if the sun came down a bit sooner, so that we could have worked in that magical light because it sure was stunning, as I watched the rich oranges, reds and yellows softly stream across the pastures when leaving the property.
It was a pleasure working with you and your boy Brenda and I hope you enjoyed your experience!
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