My wife surprised me with a weekend in Kerry for my Birthday last September, more then that it was to be a photography weekend. I know, she’s cool! I have shared a number of images from this particualr location a while ago but I came acorss this image while reviewing my back catalog of work in Aperture and wondered why I never published it. Well I wonder no more as here it is.
This was taken about 1.5 hours after the images I have shared before and you can see the weather has changed dramatically, with a very heavy sea mist swooping in. I am standing on Velentia Island and looking back across the sea to the small village of Portmagee. If you look closely you can see a warm glow hovering above the village has managed to penetrate the heavy mist.
I used a poloriser to help reduce the reflections and a 3 stop ND filter to slow the shooter speed down to 8 seconds so I could smooth out the motion of the sea. I used the weather beaten slap of granite in the foreground to help establish some scale and to lead the viewer into the image, pointing to the village as it does.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure: 8 secs
Focal Length: 21mm
ISO Speed: 100