Capturing good sunsets in Cromarty near the Solstice can be a frustrating affair. The NE/SW orientation of the town, and indeed of the peninsula that is the Black Isle, means that the sun sets in the SW, and is lost on the whale like bulk of the curve of low hill of Davidston, with those last few crucial moments of very low sun quite blanked out by the landscape.
The summer is quite different of course, with the sun setting much further North, in the hills behind Ardross, allowing great diffuse light shots across the whole of the Cromarty Firth.
So the trick in Winter is to look for those rare days when low broken clouds over Cromarty catch the light as it sets in the SW, and use features in the landscape or townscape to provide a foreground. The graveyard at the Gaelic Chapel is perfect, with these two Celtic Crosses providing a clear photographic opportunity.