I’ve already written about the Forty Foot, one of the most famous swimming spots in Dublin bay and why I like it: the rocks and the movement of the sea allow me to create beautiful dreamlike seascapes. I’ve been there already a few evenings, when the light is very low. The Forty Foot is located in the eastern coast of Ireland and the sun always sets on the opposite side. I was curious to see how the place looks at the beginning of the day, when the sun appears between the rocks. I had the opportunity to see it in late November. The day was perfect: the sun rose directly between the rocks and the day was very clear and I could enjoy a perfect sunrise in a gorgeous seascape full of colors.

First light. Canon EOS 1200D 32mm f/25 13sec. ISO 100
Golden light. Canon EOS 1200D 25mm f/25 1sec. ISO 100
Forty Foot gate. Canon EOS 1200D 21mm f/4.5 1/100sec. ISO 100
Brave Dubliners. Canon EOS 1200D 25mm f/25 0.6sec. ISO 100

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  1. Looks like a fantastic location to photograph (and swim!) at 🙂

  2. Beautiful photos!

  3. Your photographs are beautiful and capture the soft tones of Ireland’s landscape so well. My family usually do the Christmas Day swim at the Forty Foot (not me, way too cold).

    • Thanks a million for your comment!! Ireland is gorgeous, it’s easy to capture its magic 😊.
      Btw, I think your family is really brave! I would never swim in the cold waters of Ireland, hahaha… I’m more used to the warm Mediterranean Sea 😝

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