Cloudy Sunrise on Dublin Bay

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Sunrise on a cloudy morning, Dublin Bay, Ireland Sunrise on a cloudy morning, Dublin Bay, Ireland

Sunrise on this morning's photography workshop on Dublin's beautiful bay.

The weather forecast was not favourable but was preferable to the following morning's forecast and other recent mornings where rain and heavily overcast conditions create conditions not of interest to the landscape photographer.


Overcast conditions were certainly forecast but as is often the way the light, despite not being that perfect golden hour light as I have written about here and here, was actually worth the effort of getting up and out on location before 05:00.

The coast was quiet with only a few fishermen around making the most of a calm sea and warm winds. In the bay several ships passed from the horizon heading into busy Dublin Port.

Here just after sunrise, invisible to the eye due to heavy cloud on the horizon, the first rays of light strike across the cloudbase before fading as the sun's light became stronger.

This was just the beginning of a day's photography adventure starting with sunrise on the bay before heading through the green and empty Wicklow Mountains.

By midday it seemed that the whole world had joined us yet we had already been up and out with cameras, filters and tripods for eight hours.

Landscape photography requires patience, planning and the ability to adapt. 

To join me on a photography workshop here in Ireland contact me via the contact page.

Last modified on Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:01
Darren McLoughlin

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

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

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