Finding Calm in Dingle
I'm in love with Dingle.
Hand on heart, every single time I visit there I feel completely at peace in my mind. That may sound like nothing, but as someone that lives with anxiety that can all too often be severe and overpowering, it's huge! I'm not entirely sure what it is about Dingle that brings me so much calm. I guess it's a happy marriage of the peace that the sound of the ocean gives me, paired with some truly breathtaking landscapes, and a desire to create something there? Whatever it is, i'm grateful for it, and with each passing day I long to move there more and more.
Recently, I've taken a few trips back to Dingle, and have taken a bunch of photos along the way. Here's some from a trip with my friend and regular collaborator, Cillian Garvey. I hope you like them. Oh, I almost forgot; here's today's tune to listen to while you scroll - 666 t(ish) by Bon Iver.
Cillian and I wanted to get some recordings for a video idea, but a failed memory card put pave to that idea once I got home. Here's Cillian recording a little of the sounds of the Wild Atlantic from the cliffs above Coumeenole Beach facing out towards Dunmore Head. Quite possibly my favourite place.
The legend that is Cillian, on the Conor Pass. I love driving up here, and it's a real treat when the light works in your favour. 👌
The quite simply breathtaking Dun Chaoin pier with the blaskets in the background. This place is legitimately mind-blowing in its beauty. This is a long exposure shot, taken as the sun dipped low in the sky and cast patches of colour upwards.
Another shot with a different perspective, shot earlier than the previous picture. This one had much more sunlight but it was still a long exposure image.
I've had a few more trips to Dingle of late and i'll post more of those later in the weekend.
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'Til next time..