It was midday when we stopped over at Red Barn Beach near Youghal, but it almost looked like dawn. The brooding clouds diffused the light really nicely and the colours and reflections were muted and gentle. It was a really good day to have my camera with me. There’s so much space on this beach and you can walk for ages. There’s a marsh or wetland just on the other-side of the boarded walk way, which was perhaps once joined to the sea; I found a spot where there was a bit of an old bog underneath the shallows – tree-rings and all.