Even walking around by the seafront, you can’t help but notice the blanket of bright yellow covering the beginnings of the Cliff Walk…
Given that we’re talking about acres upon acres of bright yellow flowers, the sight is both beautiful and surreal.
And making the short trek up to take a closer look proves even more of an experience, as you find yourself seemingly submerged in yellow for as far as the eye can see.
Well, as far as Bray Head, which, for most Greystonians, is quite far enough, thank you.
Is it any wonder then that every photographer and her brother have been up there over this past weekend of fine weather, looking for that perfect shot that might just do justice to such a natural phenomenon.
And dang, quite a few photographers got pretty darn close.
Love the shot, top left, taken on Sunday morning, by Albert O’Donnell, and the square, above left, by Jody Connaughton, which captures the wonderful forced perspective created by such dense, high flowering surrounding that Aladdin flash path uphill. And then there’s Alan McCarthy‘s stark aerial shot, top right, and the very great Liz Cusack’s header shot.
Even old GG was inspired to take the rest of the shots here – bar Albert O’Donnell’s sunset beauty. Firstly, here’s Greystones’ own Long Lost with a bird’s eye view of this mellow yellow field of dreams…