Cloudy Day at the Coast, Co. Cork

Cloudy Day at the Coast, Co. Cork Cloudy Day at the Coast, Co. Cork ┬ęDarren McLoughlin

It's true, the sun does shine in Ireland, unfortunately it is not always that way when planning a day of photography.

Here, on a visit to the Wild Atlantic Way coast of Co. Cork the sun definitely did not co-operate with my photography plans. I was working on a commission to capture the coast for a magazine and I was working to capture a few stand-out images of the Irish coast for the cover.

Without the golden rays of light striking the rocky, covey coastline I was left to spend several hours photographing under dull, cold, wet conditions.

In the end, I made a series of images that are evocative and representative of the Atlantic littoral of Ireland, images with muted colour and character.

And the following day I finally captured the images that I was looking for, featuring sunshine and sand; disproving the old "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes" saying that people often ascribe to the Irish who live in the southwest region of Cork and Kerry.

In fact, I had to wait to the following day, not too bad actually. Remember, weather and landscape photography are inextricably linked.

Last modified on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 01:15

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