The sky is impossible to ignore. Here in rural Ireland we are mesmerised by it. Approaching weather systems come up from the Atlantic south west and we peer into the distance for information, comfort and possible impending doom.
When I began to share my photography on line through the blog and on social media, it became clear that I wasn’t alone in this fascination. My statistics would go through the roof when I posted a sunrise/sunset photo, and so I shared lots of them, even though sunsets are renowned as a cliched image to be avoided at all costs!
In reality no sunset is a cliche. Each is a once off, unique, live, light show. It’s even easy to think that you are a great photographer when in fact you just show up and Mother Nature does the all work. That’s the way it is with sunsets, the magic is just present in the light……
Tonight on the drive home through County Carlow I was seduced yet again by the golden hour. A combine harvester was creating an extra layer of dust and this seemed to act like a filter for the lens.
Standing there under a deep terracotta sky, besotted by the gloaming, I remembered the words of a reader from Brazil,”when the sun rises it is for everyone.”
Sunsets and sunrises will always be the people’s favourite…..
I am taking part in a Group Exhibition called Being Here and you are all invited to the opening on September 12th @7.30 in Aoife’s Gallery, Parnell Street, Waterford