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Naylors Cove, Bray, Co Wicklow

"For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide." I Walk the Line, Johnny Cash

In the cool blue of the light, the nights failing grip on the hemisphere is slowly weakened as the everlasting battle of the dark verses light, reaches its conclusion of another round.  The first light of the morning slowly seeps into the battle ground that is the twilight sky.  This round belongs to the light, spreading its warmth inch by inch reaching upwards from its hidden depths into the skies above.  The commencement of twilight signals the start of the photographers golden hour, but one that is often overlooked for the promise of fire in the skies as the sun rises nearer the horizon later in the hour.  However, it could be argued that the smooth graduations from the rich blues in the sky above down into the warmer yellow and orange horizon glow is just as worthy as the fiery reds and oranges which are reflected in the clouds.

I returned to Naylor's Cove in Bray, Co Wicklow, for only the second time with the last visit in 2012, which also happened to be in early March.  A small cove, just south of the main strand in Bray and sitting underneath Bray Head, the cove, as much of the Dublin/ Wicklow coastline was once home to Victorian swimming pools and associated buildings which sadly fell into disrepair.  The last buildings was recently demolished returning the cove back to nature apart from the occasional remains of the relic of bygone days.