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Knockadoon, Youghal #1

Old jetty at Knockadoon near Youghal, County Cork, Ireland

The story behind this image

Just across the bay from Youghal, on the southwest Atlantic coast of County Cork, Ireland, lies the wonderfully named Knockadoon Point and Capel Island.

So naturally enough my wife Liz and I decided to take a trip out to the tip of Knockadoon during our week long stay at Youghal.

What we found was a small stretch of coast, including a run down and decaying small harbour, with a lovely air of genteel abandonment.

We didn't stay long, but during our brief walk around I spotted this crumbling concrete jetty, pointing off into the ocean, which, to my mind, summed up the 'coast that time forgot' ambiance.

Image data

Filename - youghal knockadoon 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours and reduce glare.

Location - Knockadoon, County Cork, Ireland

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and PhotoShop CC

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation