A New Year's Dawn, 2017

A New Year's Dawn, 2017

My wife and I headed out to the beach at Sandymount this morning with the aim of catching the first sunrise of the new year. We got up at 6.30, and it was still pitch black and bloody cold. Arriving at the strand there were the beginnings of the first rays of the new years sunshine, but unfortunately, the clouds were beginning to thicken. Even so, as the sun inched ever closer to our side of the world, the light got more and more spectacular. 

The Poolbeg Towers as always provide a dramatic backdrop for any picture, and so it was fitting to capture them as my first shots of 2017. The beach itself provides a great subject too, as the dawn light creates silvery reflections on the sand and the pools of water on the beach. In the distance there were still some ships moored out to sea, and their lights shone over the water on the horizon. As the sun came up behind the thickening cloud cover, a ferry headed out to sea in the distance, and after that another one. 

Despite the clouds and the cold it was still a great morning, and I’m glad that we got up to see it. I hope everyone has a happy new year and a great 2017. Here are some of the photos I took this morning. Enjoy.


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