Sunset in Dun Laoghaire

September 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

So it was Wednesday 18th September 2019 and we had just gotten the great news -  my eldest niece - Laura - had given birth to baby Alana - her first baby - and the first great-grandchild in our family. The next generation had begun and I was now a great aunt - although Laura tells me I was already a 'great aunt' !

It was already a beautiful day mid September, with a somewhat Indian Summer here in Ireland for the last few days. So I decided to take a trip to Dun Laoghaire, camera & tripod in hand and hoped for a nice sunset to celebrate the new arrival.

And I wasn't disappointed .....

I was greeted with some beautiful sunshine. The East Pier had come to life and there was plenty of hustle and bustle. Usually a popular spot for walkers, the Pier had a mix of fishermen, dog walkers, families and the odd photographer ! It was approx 18.30 when I got a lovely shot of the boat soaking up the rays of setting sun.
 

 

Sunset was due at 19.35 so I set off down to the lighthouse at the end of the East Pier. By this time several people were taking advantage of the good weather and were out walking & roller blading. While the signs looked good and there was a possibility of a decent sunset, I was not getting my hopes up. After all the last few evenings had been exactly what a photographer does NOT want.... blue Skys and no clouds

I did not expect the spectacular colour and display that was in store. 'Epic light' is a term which seems to be over used these days...... but this was indeed Epic Light. I think baby Alana ensured that on September 18th, there would be great light !!!

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And it got even better.... 

BON-Sunset-Dun-Laoghaire-Boat-Pier - Golden - Sept 2019 - 4:5BON-Sunset-Dun-Laoghaire-Boat-Pier - Golden - Sept 2019 - 4:5

BON-Sunset-Dun-Laoghaire-Boat-Pier Magenta - Sept 2019 - 3:2BON-Sunset-Dun-Laoghaire-Boat-Pier Magenta - Sept 2019 - 3:2

BON-Sunset-Dun-Laoghaire-Boat-Pier - Magenta - Sept 2019 - 4:5BON-Sunset-Dun-Laoghaire-Boat-Pier - Magenta - Sept 2019 - 4:5

 

And so the lights came on and it was time to pack up the gear and head back to the car.

 

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But time for one more pic....

BON-Sunset-Dun-Laoghaire-Boat-Pier - Sept 2019 - 3:2BON-Sunset-Dun-Laoghaire-Boat-Pier - Sept 2019 - 3:2

And then just like that it was all over....  

And so the sun set on Alana's first day in the world and if that light is anything to go by I think it will a bright future for her. Congrats Mammy Laura & Daddy Liam. Many years of happiness ahead.... See ye all this weekend.

And so with 10 more nieces & nephews waiting in the wings .... can't wait to see what sunset will be in store for your babys' first day...... 😉

 

 

 

 


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