Ballybrannigan Sunrise Shoot – 05/02/2017

Our 5th shoot of the year took ECCG members to Ballybrannigan beach in East Cork for sunrise on 5th of February.

From our meeting point at the Midleton Park Hotel, we headed for Ballybrannigan beach at 7am and in total 8 of our group turned out. With the sun rising over the sea through hazy low lying cloud, combined with plenty of surf, conditions were ideal.

There is lots of scope at this location from sandy beach to rocky foreground.

Check out our gallery of images from the shoot. Enjoy!

 - Anthony O'Connor

 

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Sunrise Shoot – Ballytrasna – 07/02/2016

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With sunrise creeping ever closer to 8am, it was an early rise to make the 7am meeting time at Ballycotton. Traversing the cliff walk to Ballytrasna in practically pitch darkness was a new experience but all got there in one piece to find the tide, that was supposed to be well out, crashing around the rocks and leaving little or no dry land. The approaching storm Imogen was probably behind the raging surf which sent rogue waves towards us at regular intervals filling several pairs of boots in the process!

This spot is very rocky with no sand to speak of and so, was a very different scene to what we'd photographed so far this year. The forecast was again spot on giving reasonably clear skies at sunrise with some light cloud that lit up as the sun rose behind it.

The shoot was a success in many ways, not least in the exercise and fresh air we received as a bonus to the actual photographic content. By 9am the good light was well gone so we called time on our eight shoot of the year and headed home to examine the files.

Click here to see a gallery of images from the shoot. Enjoy!
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Sunrise Shoot at Ballycotton – 30/01/2016

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Pushing the club's 'Seascape' theme for January to the limit, we turned out for our fifth sunrise/seascape shoot of the month, on Saturday 30th, at Ballycotton in East Cork, a veritable treasure trove of photographic opportunities and a regular stomping ground for ECCG. With the sunrise due at 8.22am and high tide in just under an hour later we approached the fishing village with great hope as the clear skies appeared to be in keeping with the good forecast.

The beach at the pier faces in an easterly direction which, at dawn, renders the islands and lighthouse in silhouette as the sun rises beyond them. The good swell invited getting in close to and onto the rocks to capture the running streams and breaking waves as the tide filled around them.

With a low band of cloud obscuring the horizon, it took ten minutes or so for the sun to break into clear skies making shooting conditions difficult with the increasing brightness. Nevertheless, Ballycotton yielded yet another fruitful morning and, as the sleepy village began to stir awake, we made our way home happy with our morning's work.

See a full gallery of images from the shoot here. Enjoy!

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Sunrise at Front Strand, Youghal – 23/01/2016

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With weather forecasts giving hope of a clear window in the midst of seemingly endless overcast and wet conditions, we struck for the front strand in Youghal on Saturday morning, 23/1/16, in search of the sunrise which was due at 8.25am.

With the tide running out fast, the sky in the east was indeed reasonably clear and yielded some great colour as sunrise approached. The groins played their part as usual providing the classic leading lines while the surf and rocks added to the scene.

The post mortem, over a welcome hot coffee, revealed a successful shoot with the hope that what appeared promising on the backs of the cameras would transfer intact to the bigger screens later in the morning.

You can see the results of the shoot here in the gallery. Enjoy!

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Sunrise at Ballycroneen – 16/01/2016

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While sunrise continues to hover around the 'sensible' time of 8.30am, we headed to Ballycroneen in the hope of catching some colour on Saturday 16/1/16.

Thankfully the -5ºC forecast missed the East Cork area and we were able to travel in safety to our destination before setting up at around 8am as the tide filled around the beach and rocks.

Cloud was thick on the horizon which prevented a dazzling sunrise but, nevertheless, some colour and shafts of light appeared for the briefest of moments which yielded some decent photographs and sent us off reasonably happy with our early morning shoot.

See some images from the shoot here. Enjoy!

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