A Touch of Light, daybreak at Tearaght Island

A fine art photograph in B&W, showing an Irish coastal landscape at sunrise with first light on Tearaght Island, one of the Blaskets in Dingle, Ireland.

Dingle, Ireland
September, 2015
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Camera & lens

ZEISS 2/135 APO Sonnar

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/40s, ISO 64 and 135mm

Size original

7211 x 4813 pixels


Tearaght Island is one of the Blasket Islands or Na Blascaodaí in Irish. They are a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean close to the west coast of Ireland. This photograph of a sunrise at the Blasket Islands was taken from an elevated position on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. The Dingle Peninsula is an excellent location for coastal landscape photography. So, make sure to go there if you get the chance!

The scene immediately caught the eye because of the early morning light that is gradually waking up Tearaght Island. This day started in a foreboding but exciting way. The light was all over the place. As a result, this daybreak at Tearaght Island begged to be photographed with a big sky. A black & white presentation fits the scene best. The title “A Touch of Light” seemed to be a suitable title for this Irish landscape photograph.

Interested in seeing this landscape with a different composition? Have a look at the photograph titled Awakening.

This photograph of Tearaght Island is part of our Irish Landscape Photography portfolio. Go have a look to see more Irish landscape photographs. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscapes from all over the world. Lastly, visit our Black & White photography portfolio for more fine art photographs in black & white.

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3 comments for A Touch of Light, daybreak at Tearaght Island

  1. Michael O’Neil

    Powerful Johan! Can I get this one in a square format as well?

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Of course Mike! I will get in touch 🙂

  2. Aileen Dunne

    Wow, that light! What a great moody photo of Tearaght Island!

  3. Kim

    Well-timed! Love the foreboding mood 🙂

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks Kim! 🙂

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