As it turned out, there was rather a nice combination of effects about ten minutes before sunset.
Then, as if on cue, geese flew by.
Right at sunset (by the clock), the sky lit up quite a distance above the horizon.
In the dim afterglow, a goose swam very close by. I had to quickly adjust ISO, shutter speed and aperture to have a shot at capturing its silhouette, rather than a total blur.
All photos shot with 17 or 24mm tilt/shift lenses, manual focus, manual exposure settings.