Take Advantage of Prevailing Colors

At Gosford Lake in Australia (about 70 Km north of Sydney), I found that everything took on the tone of the sunset.  Such sunsets can be spectacular in Australia!  And I had no luck in trying to capture this image with other colors included.  Finally, I realized I could emphasize the dominant sunset-orange in the whole scene and realize a  nearly monochrome final image .

The result was very pleasing as it provided the color-texture to add to the subjects in the scene.

Go with what you see.  Don't always try to modify the existing colors and TAKE ADVANTAGE of what Nature has to offer.  Once I settled this controversy between myself and the camera, I had an excellent evening shooting.  There are a couple more in the same tone in the AUSTRALIA Gallery.