Thanks for the compliments. But of course the credit should go the the sky in the first place, and to the sun, which appeared to be exceptionally co-operative for not more than 5 seconds.
Photography has always been a hobby, though now more practical (photos for the Diggers and the archives and the website.) Actually it was this hobby that brought me to my Great War interest. (Too difficult to explain how.)
But I just was lucky that morning. Even twice. I often take photos of headstones for people who ask me. The position of the sun is always a problem, if one wants the letters on the headstone very readable. (Ideal position of the sun : "8 o'clock" or "4 o'clock" position, the slanting shadows making the letters very readable then.)
So that Sunday morning there was a bright blue sky, and I knew that at Artillery Wood Cem. the sun would be in the 8 o'clock position. So I rushed to the cemetery (in my village, less than 1 mile from where I live)) to take that headstone photo I had promised. And just when I arrived dark clouds arrived too, but I had the time to take that headstone photo. Seconds later the sky began to look like a nightmare. But looking up I saw a tiny hole in the clouds and reckoned that at a given moment the sun would peep through. And indeed, I saw a spot of sunshine in the fields gliding towards Artillery Wood Cem. And there it was ! I did not have more than 3 to 5 seconds to take that photo, and only one. And then I rsuhed home to see the result. And I must say I was quite pleased with it. And then could dry my clothes, for right after taking the photo there was a serious shower pouring down !
However, from a photographic point of view, Caesar's Nose Cem. (Welsh Cem.) is my 'favourite'. Just one of them. At the time (many years ago) it still had that cherry tree...