“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.~ John Lubbock
During the summer I talked on a number of occasions (and here) about the importance of just getting out there, shooting in your own backyard. To put my proverbial money where my mouth is I spent much of June, July, August and September shooting around the local coastline between Blackrock and Dún Laoghaire.
This is another image from those trips, captured at the beginning of August during some very strange weather full of Sunshine and Storms. I had planned to walk down the West Pier to shoot some long exposures of the Lighthouse but it was completely blue-sky over it. So instead I decided to follow the cloud cover and explore an area of the pier I’ve not had a chance too before. And this is where this exploration led me too. I’ve captured the iconic chimney stacks of Poolbeg Generating Station on a couple of occasions this year (and here), although in each they are a fair distance away.
It was the clouds that drew me initially to this location. The textures were just amazing. The sun was beginning to set and that small band of clear sky just lit up the horizon. The jumble of fallen rocks in the foreground act as a natural gesture pointing across the water to the chimney stacks.