I have not been posting much lately because I was preparing for a golf trip with a good friend to Ireland. I’m actually a terrible golfer but I do enjoy the wonderful vistas that Ireland has to offer. I arrived over the weekend and it has been non-stop ever since. Despite the busy golf and travel schedule, I found a small time slot to take some photographs in Dunquin Harbour. I went there to photograph a famous landmark but it started raining and the wind started blowing (typical Ireland). I decided to go ahead and do the best I could under the conditions. I hiked down to the bottom of the cliff and I found a bunch of large, colorful boulders, including one covered with bright green moss. I concluded that, despite the conditions, a long exposure was the best approach. Long exposures not only smooth out the surf but also tend to make the clouds smoother. The problem is that the rain drops fall on the lens and it’s hard to get a clean shot. This is the best I could do under those conditions. I will write more about this location in another post.
This image was taken with my Sony A7R II using my Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 16 mm. The camera was set on Manual Mode with the aperture set at f/16, shutter speed at 20 seconds and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability and my Syrp neutral density filter set on 6. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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I like it still. I do see what you mean about the rain drops though. Tough conditions.
Thanks Lucas. That’s the biggest challenge photographing Ireland!