This time of year is perfect for deep, red sunsets. If only I could capture them properly. I initially set out with no particular intention and ended up I driving and driving, exploring new roads and possible walking future routes. Nothing made me want to get out of the car until I started to head home and the sky changed several different shades of orange, pink, gold. I stopped to capture it but sadly only had the option of a 100mm or 400mm prime lens. Opting for the 100mm, spent 20 minutes experimenting. Back at the ranch and in front of my computer, I despaired a little! I couldn’t rescue the highlights and the composition was pretty non descript. In the end I opted for a close up of a physalis or Chinese lantern. Their skeletons are beautiful. In the next few days, I may be loitering around my neighbour’s garden in the hope that a few more specimens ‘fall off’ (ahem) their bush!