Ballyness Bay, Falcarragh overlooking Magheroarty Sand Dunes with ‘Tory Island‘ in the far distance, County Donegal, Ireland
This scene instantly captured my imagination when I first laid eyes on it. I agree it may not seem the most exciting place as it has no striking focal point of interest nor has it any amazing cloud formations & it’s not a sunset scene filled with colour. This is fine with me as it was initially the natural simplicity of these sand carvings that drove me to capture this photo.
You may have to look more closely at this photo to see the sand being blown across the surface by strong winds. During capture the wind was blowing this sharp sand so strongly that it started hurting my ankles like nettle stings!
I love how nature uses her elements of wind & waves as tools to gently carve away the layers of sand to create these sand waves surrounded by small pools of sun heated water. These pools hold warm crystal-clear water that reflect the blue sky perfectly. The funny thing is that no matter how calm & delicate these natural sculptures are, within a moment notice nature can change into an angry storm & with a single furious wave destroy it all! However, like any woman she always calm’s down again after a few days 😂& starts gently re-carving these delicate sand sculptures once again for all of us to admire 💚