Sunset over the Cotswolds

I’m taking a complete flyer by putting this photograph on the blog. It’s of a sunset I captured in the Cotswolds earlier this week.

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When I saw this sunset over the Cotswolds, I had to stop the car to get the picture.

I wasn’t sure the picture was all that good but when I posted a similar shot to my Instagram feed, I got some lovely comments, especially about the colours. Seeing as other people thought it was a good picture, I thought I’d post it here as well!

The picture was taken not too far from the town of Burford. Helen, Izzy and I were were travelling along back roads on the way to visit my parents. We rounded a corner and this was the view we were presented with.

Normally my kids object when I stop the car and start taking photographs. On this occasion, however, they were only too happy to get out of the vehicle and gaze in wonder at what was a spectacular sunset. While there are some amazing colours in the picture, I simply wasn’t sure that what I captured did the sunset justice.

As I frequently do with my photographic posts, I’ll be adding this post to the #MySundayPhoto linky hosted by the Photalife blog. The linky showcases some awesome photography from other bloggers and I do recommend you click on the badge and pay it a visit.

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31 Comments

  1. June 3, 2018 / 5:37 am

    Stunning shot you really have caught the sunset perfectly #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 6:32 am

      Thanks Nigel, I could perhaps have increased the exposure but when I tried that I lost much of the colour so kept it dark.

  2. June 3, 2018 / 5:57 am

    Wow! How big does the sun look? I think it’s fab. I love that your eye is drawn immediately to the sun but the scans down and there’s more detail. #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 6:32 am

      Oh yes, the farm buildings in the bottom of the valley? They add to the rural feel I think.

  3. June 3, 2018 / 6:22 am

    What a fabulous photo! It looks like you’ve definitely captured the colours to me! Glad the kids didn’t moan about you taking this photo. My kids will happily appreciate a good sunset too.

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 3, 2018 / 6:33 am

      Oh the kids were delighted to see this. No complaints whatsoever. Living on the side of a hill we don’t really get to see sunsets, certainly not like this so it was a great opportunity.

  4. June 3, 2018 / 7:27 am

    Stunning sunset, without doubt one of those moments to capture.

    I’ve never been to the Cotswolds…we need a family road trip!

    Have a great Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Oh the Cotswolds are awesome. Move away many years ago but they’re still what I call home and sunsets like this come as part of the package.

  5. June 3, 2018 / 8:58 am

    It certainly is a stunning sunset, the sun looks huge x

  6. June 3, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Wow! It’s so orange! It reminds me of the sun rising at the beginning of The Lion King đŸ™‚

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 8:36 am

      That is such a lovely comment! I see what you mean, it does look a bit like the Lion King doesn’t it?

  7. June 3, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    That is beautiful! The sun looks huge.
    The colours are just stunning x

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 8:36 am

      The colours certainly stand out don’t they?

  8. June 3, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Your photo is incredible! I love the depth of color there and the rolling hills. Perfect setting for a perfect sunset.

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 8:36 am

      very kind of you to say so. Glad you like the results.

  9. June 3, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    All the red looks so fiery and it really is stunning. Really well captured for a shot on the go!!

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 8:35 am

      For a shot I was unable to plan, I was very happy with the results.

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 8:35 am

      I htink you can see why I stopped the car. Was amazingly actually because you could clearly see the sun dipping below the horizon.

  10. June 3, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    That’s a beauty. Love the overpowering sun. It smacks you in the face yet it’s so suttle. Great shot

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Love the way you look at that pic! Yes, I guess it is face-smackingly subtle.

  11. June 3, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Wow, great capture. Amazing colours. #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Thanks Julie. The colours do stand out against the shadowed fields don’t they?

  12. June 4, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Beautiful shot. The colours are beautiful and I love the haziness of it too. #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 5, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Thanks Catie. really glad you enjoyed that picture.

  13. June 5, 2018 / 11:36 am

    This is sooo beautiful

    Mollyx

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 8, 2018 / 11:55 am

      Thanks Molly, really glad that you liked the pic.

  14. June 6, 2018 / 2:22 am

    Sure it’s a good picture, I love how the sun is even more of a focal point because of the darkened fields and how the strands of cloud play across the sunset.

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 8, 2018 / 11:55 am

      Yeah, the sun is quite a focal point. The clouds do add to the pic as well don’t they?

  15. June 6, 2018 / 4:26 am

    #mysundayphoto simply stunning and well worth stopping for, glad the kids enjoyed it also. This is a new part of the world for me to explore now as the youngest child has recently moved to the Cotswolds

    • John Adams
      Author
      June 8, 2018 / 11:54 am

      Ah, well if you need any suggestions about what to do in the Cotswolds, you know who to ask!