It seems like we have had nothing but flat grey skies and drizzle in my part of the world for the past week. There was a spectacular sunset a few days ago but I managed to miss it completely inside the house playing with macro shots.
With a half hopeful forecast I set out to catch whatever the skies had to offer tonight. Weathercock Hill above Garswood offered the best chance to view an unobstructed sunset all the way to the horizon so I set up my tripod and waited. This was also the first chance I have had to use my newly purchased set of Cokin ND Grads.
I fired off a few test shots and could quickly tell how useful these are going to be. It may be a bit fiddly to set them up, but they seem to increase the chances of getting the shot right in camera rather than dropping gradients on in Lightroom during post processing. The ND6 was of most use this evening as it tamed the fiery skies and allowed me to retain just enough detail in the foreground to keep things interesting.
First few shots below with more to follow both here and on my Flickr Feed