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Bull

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull." W.C.Fields

Sometimes you win with the light and other times.....

Last weekend was one of those times.

I decided to head to a new location at Bull Island in Dublin.  I had a particular shot in mind looking to capture the iconic red and white stripped chimneys of Poolbeg Power Station. The Chimneys are located on the Poolbeg peninsula on the south side of the entry to Dublin Port.  This area is heavily industrialisedso I decided to head over to Bull Island which is located on the opposite side of the port.

Bull Island was created as a consequence of the construction of the North Bull Wall which provides protection to the main navigation channel at Dublin Port. Naturally, deposited material started to gather behind the constructed wall and over the decades started to form the island.  The main residents on the island, with the exception of golfers, are birds with the island designated for national and international scientific interest.

For my trip I stuck mainly to the Bull Wall, but ended with a wander along Dollymount Strand which is the sandy beach on the east of the island. There was no dawn to speak of with the morning just becoming gradually brighter as time passed.