An August Evening

An August Evening


A few minutes before 9pm and the sun is close to setting as I return from a visit to Threave Castle on the River Dee just West of Castle Douglas. The swallows are dipping low across the fields and the first bats have appeared, chasing the plentiful summer-time insects.

This photo reminded me of those colourful but dark and moody Victorian paintings of river and sunset scenes that were common after the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa caused spectacular sunsets around the globe.



10 thoughts on “An August Evening

    • The great Ansel Adams said you don’t take a photo, you make it………that’s what I have begun to understand over the past few months….. he also said that twelve good photos in a year is a good crop…..

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