Portrane beach

Portrane beach
Red sky, Portrane
Red sky, Portrane

It’s amazing how often I drive straight past Portrane beach on my way to Tower Bay and ignore it’s potential for seascape images.  Tonight I did just the same, but realised it was probably my best bet given the sea state and weather, and the fact that tower bay was crowded due to the unexpected fine spring weather.

Sea life
Sea life

With a low tide still ebbing, I donned my wellies and tracked across the glimmering strand. I was immediately attracted to a lichen covered rock with fabulous side light from the setting sun and promptly posed a shell for a sea life portrait.

When I finally reached the receding sea, I found a shallow out flowing stream slowly revealing ripples of sand.  The exposed micro sand dunes were perfectly light by the setting sun.  I probably could have gone in for close ups and some other composition, but with a rapidly setting sun I decided on the composition below.

 

Golden sands
Golden sands

The final image captures the last colours in the twilight sky above Lambay island, reflecting nicely off the wet sand.

Lambay twilight
Lambay twilight