Mountcharles Pier

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One of my favourite shots from 2016.

 

Just before Christmas I was in Donegal Town on what had been a grey, overcast day.  The clouds began to part right before sunset, and luckily I had taken the camera with me just in case, so I headed for Mountcharles Pier to see what I could get.  The shot above ended up as one of my favourites of the year – My Best Photos Of 2016.  I’ve finally got round to processing some more from that evening when I lingered to try different views and compositions as the light turned from golden yellow to red and purple.

 

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Near the pier, looking northeast along Donegal Bay, with the Bluestack Mountains on the horizon.

 

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Taken on the pier, again looking towards the Bluestacks.

 

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Mountcharles Pier.

 

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Looking out to the Atlantic as the sun drops.

 

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On a tiny beach just beside the pier.

 

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More reds and purples as the sun gets lower.  You can just see Benbulben Mountain on the horizon on the left of the frame.

 

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A final shot with the pier catching the last of the sun.

 

It was  a real treat to be in such a location for a great sunrise, and all the better for being unexpected!

 

 

 

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