You can never tell when you are going to get a really brilliant sunset. Tonight’s glory crept up on me with my back turned to the west. I had to run outside with my camera to grab something before it disappeared altogether.
Only last night I was beach walking at sunset (see this mornings post) and it was only an ok sunset, but tonight when I was in my home it took me by surprise. I was not about to ignore it – even though I have so, so many captures of sunsets from this spot.
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Another evening walk on Murioch Beach. The sky was somewhat featureless, no clouds, and the tide was a bit far out. I didn’t expect to get anything better or even as good as previously. I have shown photos from an evening walk here in previous posts, like this:
But as the sun dropped low and the colour changed I got a few images that I thought were worth capturing.
For those Star Wars fans out there, the rocky ridged hill on the right of the picture above is Sybil Head, (Ceann Sibéal), on which the Star Wars set was located for the entire summer of 2016, during the making of The Last Jedi. Some filming was also shot on Malin Head in Donegal that same year (up north), and one or two other locations. But Star Wars was not new to Kerry that year. The Force Awakens was filmed on Skellig Michael the previous summer, in South Kerry.
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These photos were taken shortly before those in my previous post STILL STORMY. It was very windy. I was at Ballinrannig, Ballyferriter, on the Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland. All these photos were taken from close to the small car park, viewing all around from there.
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Not everything is life goes according to plan. I should be in Italy today, but circumstances got in the way. I was expecting to be basking in hot springs and hopefully warm sunshine, but no. However I really can’t complain. The sun is actually shining here. At sunset yesterday, I saw this lovely pink light on slightly snow topped Mount Brandon, through the trees in my back garden. Two months of storms have ensured a clearer view than usual through the trees and hedges – compensation for the loss of the shelter that is really so important in the garden when you live here.
Moving around to the front, facing west, I captured yet another sunset from this viewpont (below). But every one looks different.
In this part of the world, the gorse blooms a little all year round.
There’s no doubt that it’s winter – looking at these bare willow and reed stalks in this wetland area. But again – my view is better in winter.
Evening light offers lovely possibilities, and I often take advantage when the opportunity arises. I have many evening photos from several different countries, and you can see them on this link:
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From Dingle to Tralee, one has two choices: the Conor Pass, or the N86 main road. Both roads join together after the village of Camp, and continue towards Tralee. The Conor Pass, which is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, and has spectacular scenery, ever changing with weather, light and seasons, is quite unsuitable for buses, trucks and other large vehicles. You’d be surprised how many tour buses fail to see warnings and get stuck on the pass, blocking it for some long time. But to be perfectly fair, the alternate route is also well worth seeing. So I thought I’d post some photos from both routes. They were obviously taken at different times of the year.
Below, are the views from the main road, Dingle to Tralee. Different, but still beautiful.
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On Béal Bán Beach (White Mouth), Ballyferriter, near Dingle, in the South West Of Ireland, Storm Dennis was beginning to ease, though still pretty fierce, with wild squalls arising frequently. In the above photo, Mount Brandon enjoys a few fleeting patches of sunlight.
This is a relatively sheltered bay, while above, the humpy, lumpy mountainous shapes on the horizon are actually huge ocean swells.
The rock in these two photos is known as Carraig Dubh (Black Rock).
And then came the rainbow. I waited in my van for a heavy shower to pass, and hoped for a rainbow. I nearly missed it – it was so fleeting.
When I was a child, I was told that if I found the end of a rainbow there would be a pot of gold there. I frequently see complete rainbows with both ends in Kerry, but no gold! I once drove into the end of a rainbow on a motorway. It disintegrated as I approached. I had a lottery ticket already purchased for that evening’s draw. I thought surely………. no such luck!
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The storms are coming think and fast these days. Fierce though they are, they provide a wonderful magnetic attraction, particularly around our coasts, for along with the beasts that they are, they create powerful spectacles in the form of giant waves, massive splashes and magnificent movement.
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