We all know that if you come to visit Ireland, you don’t come for the beaches, you don’t expect to find a place like Copacabana, or Bondi Beach, and you certainly knows that it’s highly difficult that you come here to spend a week lying down on the sand while drinking a fresh cocktail under the sun. If you do, you probably need to buy this before you go into any trips you might regret later.
But this doesn’t mean that there are no beaches in Ireland, in fact there are plenty of them, maybe you don’t get a crystal clear water like in the middle of the mediterranean sea, and you might not get a superfine sand, but there are plenty of extremely cool places you can go on the summer, or like me, even on a cold clear day in January.
One of them is a beautiful place called White Rock Beach, which is between Dalkey and Killiney beach, found by accident last summer while walking randomly after I went with a friend of mine to another cool place nearby, Hawk Cliff. But when we went there at that time it was during in the early afternoon, so too bright, and in a very sunny and hot day, so too crowded, it was great for spending some time under the sun, but just the wrong time for any landscape photography, so I decided to come back there during the winter, when the sunrise is very late (in January it’s at around 8.30am) and there’s almost nobody there.
So about 10 days ago, myself and three other friends of mine (all photographers obviously) decided to go to that place for an early morning landscape photography session group, which we already did a couple of months ago when we went to Bull Island to take some photos at sunrise and it was a lot of fun, and headed to this beautiful beach.
As expected it was beautiful, a bit of clouds down on the horizon, but beautiful, and we all took great photos there (apart from Salvatore who totally forgot to charge the batteries of his camera), and as usual we had great fun, which it sound crazy for non photographers to describe as “fun” the action of sitting in the freezing cold of January in the very early morning, but if you into this fairly masochist hobby you’ll probably know what I mean.
Anyway, down here you can find the photos I took that morning, while on my flickr account you can properly seen them in a larger size.