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Well it’s been pretty quite around here recently, particularly on the photography front. It got a little geeky there for a while with all the Mac talk and although I have some more geekery to discuss I thought I would resume normal service today with an image from a recent trip to the north-west of Ireland.
I must have been an extra specially good boy this year as my wife treated me to a 6 day trip to a remote location in Donegal as my Birthday present. And not just any old trip but a Photography trip, which meant everything was worked around me and my camera. I spent a few days before travelling with Google Maps, Google Earth, The Photographer’s Ephemeris, Flickr and a new one for this trip 500px to plan possible locations to shoot. I have not visited Donegal since I was a child and I must admit to feeling like a child again when I was told about the trip. Like my trip to Antrim last year and Kerry in 2009 the West and North coasts of Ireland offer such a different type of landscape then I am used too here on the east coast. The Landscape is full of mountains, plunging cliffs and the wild Atlantic Sea, and boy did Donegal deliver all of that in spades.
So after saying all of that here is the 1st image from that trip, which just so happens to be a very calm, almost serene seascape. This image was taken just after dawn on the 1st morning. Having not had much time explore the area I took a brief 15 minute drive to a location that appeared from my research to be a good bet. And I was not disappointed by this wonderful golden sandy beach overlooking cliffs and open sea.
Stay tuned for more images from Donegal in the weeks and months to come.
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure: 25 secs
Focal Length: 20mm
ISO Speed: 50