I could see from the cloud cover that there would at least be some sort of sunset, so I returned to the park. And there was a sunset: not one of the spectacular ones, which I always always miss, but it was at least something to work with.
I went back to the dock where I had taken the speculative shot on the previous evening, which I now repost.
But the angle toward the setting sun wasn't right from that spot. Well, it never is absolutely right from this park because the sun dips below the tree line on the opposite bank too early. It would have to be one of those sunsets where the whole sky lights up to maximize this spot, but those are few and far between.
So, I headed to the other side of the dock (that you can't see above), stepped onto it, and took this photo.
No, it wasn't really that dark or saturated, but you have to give up something in photography, or at least I do. To get the sky close to being correct, you pretty well had to underexpose the photo. And then, I added warming in post, primarily with a software filter that tries to mimic an 85A warming filter that photographers might have put over their lenses in the days of film. Well, we can do that in post now, and most photogs no longer carry many filters beyond a polarizer and a neutral density.
From there, I sauntered along the path toward the left if you're referencing the above photo. Different stopping points seemed to lead to somewhat different lighting, probably depending on where I was in relation to the clouds.
In this view, the magentas seemed to be more pronounced, so I tried to emphasize that in post.
I did take this one picture of the path which I was walking although you can scarely see the path in this photo, parly due to the quality of the compressed, low res photos which I post here, and partly because it was getting dark. Anyway, it gives you a bit of a clue as to what it was like walking the park.