Icing on the cake!

07th January 2011
Today was a good day photographically. It started with my journeying towards mulranny to photograph the sunrise over Clew Bay. It was a very cold night and the roads were slippy in places. I got stuck behind an overly cautious driver and knowing that sunrise was at exactly 8.54 it became clear that I was going to miss it by several minutes so I took a quick detour by Rockfleet Castle a few miles short of Mulranny. I could see a fantastic pink sky that would be above and behind the castle and was very disappointed when I reached the castle to find it was still surrounded in scaffolding . So I drove past the castle and took a few pictures in the little bay . Happy with what I got I headed back to Westport to open the Gallery at 10.30.

I was in the gallery all day and went out to the car at 4.30 to get the camera to download the picture for tonight’s blog. As I looked towards Croagh Patrick , I could see lovely colours in the sky and decided to close the gallery and quickly made my way up Slaughar Hill which is only two or three minutes in the car. The sun had already set and it was freezing cold but the display of colour was only amazing, half an hour later I had the gallery open again ( I don’t expect anybody noticed it closed!!) But that twenty minutes more then made up for the disappointment of missing the sunrise this morning and all the other sunrises I had missed recently due to cloudy weather. It was a real privilege to be standing out in the cold and experiencing such beauty in person and capturing it on camera is like the icing on the cake.!

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