Ballintoy Dusk, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Ballintoy Dusk, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Shooting after the sun has set often yields the most dramatic and varied colours.  In this dusk scene from Ballintoy, blues, oranges and yellows all blend together.

Sunset Waves
Sunset Waves

The warm light of sunset catches the crest of these waves near Portrush.

Donegal Sunset, Ireland
Donegal Sunset, Ireland

This early September evening produced the most stunning colours of the year so far.  I was sitting at home 45 minutes before sunset and noticed that the clouds in the sky over the coast were turning pink.

I jumped into the car and drove to Magheracross viewpoint and was fortunate enough to capture this dramatic scene.

Whiterock Beach, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Whiterock Beach, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Dusk at one of Northern Ireland's most beautiful beaches.

St. John's Point Lighthouse, County Donegal, Ireland
St. John's Point Lighthouse, County Donegal, Ireland

The lighthouse bathes in the warm light of sunset on a summer evening.

The Atlantic Ocean, County Donegal, Ireland
The Atlantic Ocean, County Donegal, Ireland

The west coast of Ireland is famous for its variable and unpredictable weather.  On this August evening, thick layers of patchy cloud drifted in from the Atlantic, the sun's rays perforating them and illuminating the sea below.

Sunset, Donegal, Ireland
Sunset, Donegal, Ireland

The sun sets beyond the headland at Slieve League, Donegal

Dusk, St. John's Point, County Donegal, Ireland
Dusk, St. John's Point, County Donegal, Ireland

The colours of dusk.

Slieve League Cliffs, County Donegal, Ireland
Slieve League Cliffs, County Donegal, Ireland

Tourist boats approach the striking cliffs at Slieve League.

Dusk, County Donegal, Ireland
Dusk, County Donegal, Ireland

The blue tones of dusk settle over this rocky Donegal beach.

Mountain Rainbow, County Mayo, Ireland
Mountain Rainbow, County Mayo, Ireland

As I drove south towards Connemara National Park I climbed through a mountain pass.  The variable weather fronts moving through the area were a breeding ground for rainbows and this one couldn't have been more perfectly placed!

Mountain River, County Mayo, Ireland
Mountain River, County Mayo, Ireland

This shallow mountain stream ran into Doo Lough, County Mayo.

Derryclare Lough, County Galway, Ireland
Derryclare Lough, County Galway, Ireland

The very last light of the day bathes the much-photographed tree covered island in Derryclare Lough, County Galway.  The lough lies at the edge of Connemara National Park.

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway, Ireland
Kylemore Abbey, County Galway, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey couldn't have been built in a more idyllic location than this.
 

Pollacapall, County Galway, Ireland
Pollacapall, County Galway, Ireland

The Connemara mountains rise behind Pollacapall Lough, home of Kylemore Abbey.

Mussenden Temple, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Mussenden Temple, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

The moon rises over Benone Strand, the Mussenden Temple silhouted on the clifftop.

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Ballintoy Dusk, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Sunset Waves
Donegal Sunset, Ireland
Whiterock Beach, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
St. John's Point Lighthouse, County Donegal, Ireland
The Atlantic Ocean, County Donegal, Ireland
Sunset, Donegal, Ireland
Dusk, St. John's Point, County Donegal, Ireland
Slieve League Cliffs, County Donegal, Ireland
Dusk, County Donegal, Ireland
Mountain Rainbow, County Mayo, Ireland
Mountain River, County Mayo, Ireland
Derryclare Lough, County Galway, Ireland
Kylemore Abbey, County Galway, Ireland
Pollacapall, County Galway, Ireland
Mussenden Temple, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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Ballintoy Dusk, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Shooting after the sun has set often yields the most dramatic and varied colours.  In this dusk scene from Ballintoy, blues, oranges and yellows all blend together.

Sunset Waves

The warm light of sunset catches the crest of these waves near Portrush.

Donegal Sunset, Ireland

This early September evening produced the most stunning colours of the year so far.  I was sitting at home 45 minutes before sunset and noticed that the clouds in the sky over the coast were turning pink.

I jumped into the car and drove to Magheracross viewpoint and was fortunate enough to capture this dramatic scene.

Whiterock Beach, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Dusk at one of Northern Ireland's most beautiful beaches.

St. John's Point Lighthouse, County Donegal, Ireland

The lighthouse bathes in the warm light of sunset on a summer evening.

The Atlantic Ocean, County Donegal, Ireland

The west coast of Ireland is famous for its variable and unpredictable weather.  On this August evening, thick layers of patchy cloud drifted in from the Atlantic, the sun's rays perforating them and illuminating the sea below.

Sunset, Donegal, Ireland

The sun sets beyond the headland at Slieve League, Donegal

Dusk, St. John's Point, County Donegal, Ireland

The colours of dusk.

Slieve League Cliffs, County Donegal, Ireland

Tourist boats approach the striking cliffs at Slieve League.

Dusk, County Donegal, Ireland

The blue tones of dusk settle over this rocky Donegal beach.

Mountain Rainbow, County Mayo, Ireland

As I drove south towards Connemara National Park I climbed through a mountain pass.  The variable weather fronts moving through the area were a breeding ground for rainbows and this one couldn't have been more perfectly placed!

Mountain River, County Mayo, Ireland

This shallow mountain stream ran into Doo Lough, County Mayo.

Derryclare Lough, County Galway, Ireland

The very last light of the day bathes the much-photographed tree covered island in Derryclare Lough, County Galway.  The lough lies at the edge of Connemara National Park.

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey couldn't have been built in a more idyllic location than this.
 

Pollacapall, County Galway, Ireland

The Connemara mountains rise behind Pollacapall Lough, home of Kylemore Abbey.

Mussenden Temple, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

The moon rises over Benone Strand, the Mussenden Temple silhouted on the clifftop.

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