Rain thwarted my desire for a dusk photo of the city of Matera last night. My final night here, I couldn’t risk missing the ideal time for a view, in the tones of sunset.
The view point is adjacent to a main thoroughfare, a pedestrian walkway lined with shops, restaurants and bars. Family, friends and tourists create a backdrop of contentment. Children laugh and run in this car free zone, almost non-existent in Canada, except for indoor spaces like malls.
I knew to bring a jacket and the wind is picking up as the air cools. Sunset is different when you can’t see the horizon. The warmth has now gone, but the sky has no colour, just less light.
I waited till the bench was free and I now sit here anticipating the sought after dusk lighting for my photo. The smells from the restaurants are making my stomach growl, but I dare not leave for fear of missing that perfect opportunity to capture this view in the last moments of daylight.
I have no plan to ever return to this place, so it is now or never.