So 2019 was coming to an end and a new year and a new decade dawning. I hopped into the car and headed to Howth Pier on Sunday 29th December to hopefully get some images before year end. It was a cold and windy Sunday in North Dublin. As it was late afternoon the usual hustle and bustle was in place in this popular harbour. I lived in Sutton for 4 years from 1999 to 2003 and remember the usual Sunday crowds. Add Christmas holidays to the mix and it's even busier....So I actually was lucky to manage this shot of the fishing trawlers without too much interruption. Once done I decided to pack up and come back another day.
So, Friday 3rd January 2020, after checking the forecast and my trusty Clear Outside App the night before, I dragged myself out of bed and on the road to Howth by 7am. One of the few benefits of the cold winter months is the late sunrise !!! Roads were clear, pier carpark empty ....result. Only the sounds of the fishermen getting ready could be heard. I set myself up op on the steps and waited. It looked promising - sun was coming up behind the cliff and the colour was taking shape. And then I was getting in the zone and got this frame... Boom
And it was fleeting moment as unfortunately there was not enough high cloud to catch light over the lighthouse. And so the light faded quickly. But I was happy to get even this one. Another photographer arrived to get few images in before settling off for a days work.
I managed to get few more I before heading back to car to warm up and look forward to some hot coffee and breakfast. Post-Christmas Diet starts soon !!!