Sunrise over the River Liffey on a Cloudy Morning, Dublin

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They say the weather is one of the most talked about topics of conversation here in Ireland, the past few weeks would probably prove that.

The end of winter saw snow storms, spring was cold with some blisteringly hot days and now we have stormy conditions as we enter May, many column inches and headlines have been dedicated to the topic of the unusual weather.

Yet reading these headlines it would be easy to assume that the weather is always bad or inclement or that if the forecast is for rain that it means photography is a non-option.

That's wrong of course! Today is proof of the fact that the forecast can't be trusted at all and that even on rainy, windy, cloudy days the joy of photography is to capture the world around us no matter how we find it.

For most of the week the forecast for today, Wednesday, was for good weather but late on Tuesday evening that changed to cloudy, rainy conditions. It wasn't possible to postpone the photography workshop this morning due to it not suiting my guest's schedule so we went out perhaps not expecting much.

What we got was a bright, colourfully cloudy sky for a short time to be replaced with thick but moving cloud.

Here the image shows that bright and beautiful sky, we were the only photographers out on Dublin's quays - at least on this part of the river.

This view made for a great scene with the tall crane standing up and lining up with the bright clouds, reflected in the calm River Liffey before the wind picked up to ruffle those reflections.

Join me on a photography morning in Dublin, private one-to-one photography tours and workshops adapted to your interests by me, a professional travel photographer with 20 years of photographing in Dublin and throughout Ireland.


Last modified on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 18:47
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

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