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Youghal Beach #4

Decaying groynes on Youghal beach, County Cork, Ireland

The story behind this image

Who doesn't like walking on a deserted beach in the sunshine?

Especially when sunny days are the exception rather than the rule, which was certainly the case during the week long break that my wife Liz and I took on the southwest coast of Ireland.

Staying at Youghal in County Cork, we ventured up and down this stretch of wild Atlantic coast, but the nicest beach we found was right on our doorstep at Youghal itself.

So a break in the cloudy weather was all the excuse we needed to head down to Youghal beach for a couple of hours stroll along the shoreline.

We had the beach pretty much to ourselves, and I was soon revelling in the photographic opportunities laid out before me.

This row of dilapidated old groynes was particularly attractive, given my predeliction to find beauty in decay, and a low viewpoint set them off very nicely against the background littoral as the eroded wood glowed in the warm light of the afternoon sun.

Image data

Filename - youghal beach 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 50mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f16, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Youghal, County Cork, Ireland

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and PhotoShop CC

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation