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Sun and Sea #5

Sun and clouds over 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 views out over the waters of the Atlantic ocean far below, as patches of cloud crossed the sky above, sometimes hiding and then exposing the sun as they passed.

So I took quite a few photos looking out to sea, capturing different arrangements of cloud, sun and sea as different scenes unfolded.

This shot was one of my favourites, with the sun nicely framed by the passing clouds and with a subtle highlight on the waters below.

Image data

Filename - sun sea 05.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f22, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to control glare on the water.

Location - Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image under exposed by one stop to preserve highlights.
Small (f22) aperture used to create sunstar effect.