Moonlit Landscape Photography – Ballycotton, Ireland
Ballycotton is a coastal village in County Cork, Ireland, situated about 25 miles (40 km) east of Cork city.
It is a fishing village that sits on a rocky ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay and has a sandy beach that stretches for about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east to Knockadoon Head.
The current village is actually a re-settlement of an older village, which is now entirely underwater.
Ballycotton experiences severe coastal erosion with metres of land crumbling into the sea every few years. It is a site of international research interest on coastal erosion.
Situated on the steep sloped Ballycotton Island approximately 2 km from the village, the lighthouse was commissioned in 1851. In 1975 the light was converted to electricity and it was automated on 28 March 1992.
The clouds thwarted in my quest to catch a moon rising shot I decided to stick around. I was glad I did.
As the moon rose higher in the sky, the clouds departed, the sunset, the light got better and the opportunities opened up at this stunning photographic.