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.
This is an area redolent with historical remains, including this fantastic round tower, one of the best preserved in the whole of Ireland.
So of course I took some effort to photograph it, surrounded by the graves of St Declan's church, under the somewhat incongrous and unusual spring sunshine.
The tower is quite tall and imposing, and I needed a very wide 17mm lens to fit it in the frame.
Keeping the camera level to avoid having the tower lean over towards its top meant that I had a lot of distracting foreground in the original file, which I subsequently cropped out to give a more focused and less cluttered final composition.
Filename - ardmore round tower 03.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f11, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to darken the blue sky.
Location - Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland
This image - 640x800px JPEG
Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
Comments - Handheld exposure
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