Awakening, a sunrise at the Blasket Islands in Ireland

An Irish coastal landscape in B&W, showing a sunrise at the Blasket Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean near the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry.

Dingle, Ireland
September, 2015
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/60s, ISO 64 and 70mm

Size original

7291 x 4866 pixels


The Blasket Islands, or Na Blascaodaí in Irish, are a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. They lie just off the west coast of Ireland. This photograph of a sunrise at the Blasket Islands was taken from a higher elevation on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.

This particular scene caught the eye because of the early morning light that is only waking up one of the islands, on the right side of the photograph. The name of that island is Tearaght Island. The title “Awakening” seemed to be a suitable title for this Irish landscape photograph.

In Ireland, you usually get four seasons in a day. This day started in a moody but interesting way. The light was all over the place. As a result, this sunrise at the Blasket Islands begged to be photographed with a big sky. Ireland is an exceptional location for capturing moody coastal landscapes like this one. So, make sure to go there if you get the chance!

Interested in seeing this Irish coastal landscape with a vertical composition? Have a look at the photograph titled A Touch of Light.

Please visit our Irish Landscape Photography portfolio to see more Irish coastal landscapes in B&W like this sunrise at the Blasket Islands. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscape photos from all over the world.

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1 comment for Awakening, a sunrise at the Blasket Islands in Ireland

  1. Christina


    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks Christina!

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