Sunset With the sun going down later and later in the evening this might be a tricky project but we have 2 more days of sunshine before a wet weekend and if we leave it any longer it will be absolutely impossible. At the time of writing, sunset is around 8.30pm and this means that the Bushy & Richmond Park sunset is probably out of the question. You'll have to shoot your picture from a window or maybe the garden - if you can see enough of the sky above the rooftops. Or if it's a particularly intense sunset you might be able to photograph colourful clouds lit by the fire on the horison.
Over the rooftops and behind the trees
We'd like to see your holiday sunsets too. Those golden memories of happy days in the sunshine.
Technique Generally your camera or phone will manage this best in AUTO or in Landscape Scene Mode ( the mountain symbol ) If you have a Dslr or Bridge camera and can control Aperture, you should try to set a small aperture of F11 or F16 but of course as the sunset deepens it will start to get dark - so you might need to use a tripod to keep the aperture small. A small aperture will allow you to keep as much of the scene sharp as possible and that's good for all landscape projects. If you can set RAW and understand how to process it this might also be a good idea - as it will help the camera capture as much detail as possible but it's too complicated to explain in detail here.
Landscape photographers often use graduated filters for sunset images. The filter darkens and intensifies colours in the sky whilst remaining clear for the darkest parts of the foreground. Cokin even makes a sunset filter that gives a warm orange glow to the whole image at any time of day. The picture below right was taken in the daytime