Tuesday the 19th of July had been the hottest day in the UK since records began, and with temperatures hitting 39 degrees in many parts of Buckinghamshire, it was still in the low 30’s at 7pm.
The few members that had not melted in the sun 🙂 met at Tring Reservoir for a bit of a wander with a camera in the remaining heat of the evening. Yet the the smell of rain hung heavy in the air, and the clouds moved in reducing the light, but six hardy members turned up, with Kuldip joining us later.
None of those present were sure we would get a good sunset, and as we moved off to the top reservoir there were a few heavy spots of rain that fell to cool us. I walked up to the next canal pound to see if I could get some shots across the top reservoir, but the light was low, and the horizon did not lighten up and I could see the rain falling in the distance. Other members headed down the canal and across the road towards the canal basin where more spots of rain did fall.
However, all was not lost at just after 9:15 pm. The sky lit up a little and the sun came to greet us, and the opportunity for a few shots for us all, just before the rain came again.
Martin even stopped on his way home to grab an extra HDR image of the sunset.