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Clonakilty Beach #4

Rock and sand on a beach on the Wild Atlantic Way near Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland

The story behind this image

One item on my wife Liz's and my bucket list is to explore the whole of the Wild Atlantic Way, stretching from the southwest coast of Ireland at Kinsale, all the way up to Malin Head in the far north.

So we made the most of our opportunity during our week long stay at Youghal in County Cork on the southwest coast to drive and hike around the area.

Heading west from Youghal along the coast we came to the wonderfully named village of Clonakilty, and just a bit further along the coastal drive we found this secluded cove, featuring wave washed sand and curvaceous rock formations.

So we had to stop for a walk along the beach and a rummage in the rock pools.

And, of course, a photograph or two of the beautiful scenery.

This particular image features the contrasting colours and textures of rock, seaweed, sea and wave washed sand at one side of the cove.

Image data

Filename - clonakilty beach 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/25 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colour and contrast.

Location - Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.