I had planned to shoot on the western side of the Berowra escarpment, overlooking Berowra Valley National Park and Berowra Waters. I arrived just as the sun was setting into the ‘golden angle’ and started to set up my gear. Just as I was setting up, I heard footsteps, and a young couple arrived, with plans to watch the sunset together. The young lady (I’ll withhold her name) said Hi and was then most worried they would get in my way. I replied that I didn’t actually own the area, and was quite happy that they sat wherever they chose. She doubled checked it was OK, and we went our separate ways. It wasn’t the best sunset (it couldn’t be, there were no clouds) but it did remind me that we all need to get out and ‘just be’ at times like sunset.
I have to admit, I am single minded and focused in the few minutes around sunup/sundown, but I do always stay a while after, with my gear firmly back in my back. The mossies and sand-flies around always appreciate that too, my ‘give-back’ to nature as the Berowra Photographer. 🙂