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Just when you thought I was finished with images from my trip to Antrim in October! I rose for Sunrise pretty much every day I was there but was disappointed with the weather every morning bar this one. The sky was clear, star filled and full of promise. I quickly packed the car and headed out. As I had never visited this area I was unsure of where to go and it is not something you want to be thinking about in the dark. However I had studied Google Earth before I left Dublin and had a few idea’s, one of them being this harbour. You can see from the map below that it juts out nicely from the mainland and I hoped it would be enough for me to see the sun rising. Also and just as importantly when you don’t know the area, it was close to where I was staying and easily accessible. I arrived with about 30 minutes to spare so took the opportunity to scout the area. It quickly became evident that the harbour would not be the best vantage point for the shoot. I worked my way around the harbour and happened upon a small beach that I thought would be perfect.
I set my Tripod up low to the ground using a vertical orientation as I so often do. With a focal length of 22mm there was plenty of scope to get the beach in the foreground and that glorious sky in the background. The small stone that had washed up on the beach juxtaposed against the dark rugged cliffs helps to add a sense of scale to the image.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure: 30 secs
Focal Length: 22mm
ISO Speed: 50