Today we feature a simple composition of Tower Bay Beach by George Sheils. Located south of Portrane in County Dublin, it forms part of the Donabate Peninsula. George took this picture using a self-constructed Pinhole camera. He explains:
"There is a beach about 15 minutes drive from my home and which is absolutely lovely - but to my shame I had not been there since I was 11 years old.
I can't believe that four decades have passed since I last set foot on Tower Bay Beach at Portrane in North County Dublin. It is a tiny cove shaped beach with rock formations and cliffs at one end and which has spectacular views to Lambay Island across a narrow channel of water aswell as up and down the coast.
While the morning was calm and bright, some tough weather rolled in that afternoon just at the time I went to revisit this marvellous place. The light was ok but the movement of the tide was amazing and at one stage I was hit by a big wave and looked around to see my camera bag full of film holders actually floating out to sea - I managed to recover it and luckily I had my film in zip-lock bags so they were ok."
The turbulence in the sea is evident in this beautiful crisp long exposure. I like the contrast provided by the jagged edged rock against the smooth background and water. George's prints are available from just €39 for 10 x 8 inch prints. Browse more of his work here.
- Mark Sheils
Founder, Picture Ireland