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Ardmore Cliffs #3

Wrecked Samson crane ship at Ardmore Head on the Atlantic coast of County Waterford, Ireland

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One of the loveliest places that Liz and I visited during our week long stay on the southwest Atlantic coast of Ireland was Ardmore.

We came here twice, with the first visit being spent sat firmly in the car as four seasons' worth of weather arrived in the space of half an hour.

You can watch this amazing weather on my time lapse video looking over Ardmore beach to get some idea of why we didn't venture out!

However, with an improvement in the weather we made a second effort to explore this seaside town, under much more pleasureable, if less dramatic, conditions.

We found that one of the nicest aspects of Ardmore was the cliff path, tracing a circular route around Ardmore Head above and behind the town and taking in some dramatic coastal scenery.

One thing we weren't expecting however, was this dramatic wreck of the Samsom floating crane ship, smashed against the base of the cliff during a winter storm in 1987, with the jib arm finally collapsing into the sea in 2016.

A bit of unexpected added drama to an already stunning scene.

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Filename - ardmore cliffs 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 90mm

Exposure - 1/15 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours and reduce glare.

Location - Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation