Stradbally Beach, Co. Waterford
Stradbally Cove, Co. Waterford

Stradbally Cove tends to be the end-point for many of my jaunts along the Copper Coast here in Co. Waterford. I thought I was alone there last Monday when I was seizing  what felt like the first day of Summer.

But a horse and rider were soaking up, and creating, the atmosphere of a place which always fills me with a deep sense of gratitude for the endless possibilities that nature provides.

Somehow, it felt wrong to disturb their peace. Theirs was a solitude that was obviously precious ~ one of those captured moments that sustains the soul.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

7 thoughts on “Solitude”

  1. That is a lovely shot. B/w so often works well. Those photographers of yesteryear (inc. your father) would have killed for the opportunity to shoot in colour, but somehow those old shots wouldn’t be the same.

  2. Thanks Roy! I agree with you about black and white. Glad to say that my father had the opportunity to use both but never saw colour as ‘better’ than black and white ~ just different and often more suitable for particular images.

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