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Kinsale #1

Seafront at Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland

The story behind this image

The seaside town of Kinsale, in County Cork on the southwest coast of Ireland, proved to be a fascinating spot, full of olde worlde charm and visually very appealing.

But I struggled to find a suitable spot from which to photograph the marina and town until we drove out along one side of the harbour to a little spot called Summercove which is on the way to the famous Charles Fort, and is also the start of the Wild Atlantic Way.

The seafront car park gave me a lovely view back into the bay and town of Kinsale, and with a great pub called the Bulman Bar right next to us Liz and I decided this was definately the place to base ourselves for an evening's photography!

I decided to use the time here to full effect, starting with a meal in the pub and then out onto the sea wall to photograph the view, finishing off with a time lapse shoot showing dusk falling over Kinsale.

Now that's what I call a relaxed evening's photopgraphy - it's nice every now and then to be able to film in comfort.

Image data

Filename - kinsale 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Location - Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and cable release used to prevent camera movement.