If you follow me on Instagram you might have caught my little story unfold this weekend, as I spent a few days photographing the gorgeous coastline of Donegal.
Boyeeghter Bay was my first location, situated on the northwest corner of Melmore Head on the Rosguill peninsula, it got its name from the Irish translation, Bá Íochtair meaning Lower Bay. But the beach, known locally as (the enticing!) Murder Hole beach, may have got its name from legend. When Fionn mac Cumhaill killed Goll Mac Morna in revenge for killing his father, it was said to have taken place at a rock, Carraic Ghoill, lying off the townland of Dooey. This gave the name to the entire headland, Headland of Goll or Rossgoill.
It is very unusual for me to publish, or indeed even process an photograph so soon after capturing it but this particular image spoke to me. I love how the sun peaks out beneath rain clouds (and boy did it rain!) to cast its warm light on a rough Atlantic sea. I’m not generally fond of lens flair but in this case I think it adds an additional dimension to what is an already ethereal image.