“Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
I spent a very pleasant few days a couple of months ago with my good friend, and very talented landscape photographer Johan Peijnenburg. On this visit to Ireland I took him to the Copper Coast in Waterford, along the south coast of Ireland. The Copper Coast was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004 and is a geologically diverse area which contains records of Palaeozoic volcanism and the last ice age. And while that is very interesting indeed it’s the stunning coastline with its jagged cliffs and many sea stacks that captured our attention.
I will be releasing some work from that particular location over the next few months but to kick things off I wanted to publish this image taken during one of two visits we made to Hook Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is about 800 years old and boasts being the oldest intact operational Lighthouse in the world. Apart from the lighthouse itself the surrounding area has so much to offer the Landscape photographer, and I would highly recommend a visit for anyone planning a trip to Ireland.