I stood above the stunning Silver Strand at Malinbeg one very, very hot day in, I think, 2009. As far as I remember it was Easter time, possibly Easter Sunday.
I was taking photographs of the beautiful horseshoe shaped bay as people parked and walked down to the beach.
As I stood admiring the view this little tot came into view. The costume was very bright and drew my eye. I thought it would make a fabulous photograph and I was far enough away that no-one’s privacy would be invaded.
The trouble was there were others around and I just wanted the little one and the sea and sand.
So I waited. And waited. The temperature was going up and I most certainly was not dressed for the hot weather being out on a photo-shoot and not ready for relaxing on the beach.
Each time I got just the wee one into my sights another person would run and land in the shot. I know I could have photo-shopped anyone else out but I wanted to wait and see if I could get only the child.
Particularly so as there were the cutest little footprints left behind by the child.
My patience eventually paid off and I got the one shot where it was just the child, the sea, sand and the cute footprints.
Later I cropped it and made it into a large 6’ long print, cutting out much of the sea other than the little bit at the shoreline.
Now, possibly 14 years later, the child would be around 16 plus I imagine.
And I wondered if, with the power of social media, we could find the child, or the child’s parents to share the photograph with.
So, do YOU know who it is?
I will be making a presentation of the large print to the child/parents if we find him or her.
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