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Sun and Sea #4

Sunlight on the Atlantic ocean as seen from the cliff walk around Ardmore Head on the coast of County Waterford, Ireland

The story behind this image

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.

As well as admiring the beautiful cliffs, I was also very taken with the play of sunlight and shadow on the waters of the Atlantic ocean far below, as patches of cloud crossed the sky above.

So I captured this view also, in which there is no static element at all, just a beautiful and transitory frozen moment in time.

Image data

Filename - sun sea 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/400 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to control glare.

Location - Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image under exposed by one stop to preserve highlights.