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I’ll continue my little hiatus from sharing images from my recent trip to Donegal with an image from a recent Dawn shoot in Dublin. Last Saturday I braved a Dawn shoot after several days of heavy rain and flooding. I knew this would bring some great weather conditions at the sea. I headed down to the Forty Foot near Dun Laoghaire.
The forty foot, which is a deep sea water inlet hidden amidst the rugged rock strewn coast of the enchanting seashore between Sandycove and Bullock harbours just south of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, has for at least 250 years being a place where people come to swim in the Irish sea all the year round, even in the chilly almost freezing water of winter. Because of its relative inaccessibility in pre-modern times it came to be a particularly favourite place of bathing for Dublin’s small band of naturists to whom the promontory afforded a high degree of shelter from prying eyes and from the ladies. (source FortyFoot.org)
It was an overcast morning although relatively light cloud cover so there was plenty of light. As I had hoped the sea was very rough with plenty of movement. Winds were fairly brisk also bringing plenty of movement to the light cloud cover. Perfect conditions for a Long Exposure. After spending some time hunting around the location for a spot to set-up I picked out two or three to work with in the short time I would have after sunrise. This image was captured from a location I subsequently discovered was easy enough to get too, though proved a lot more hazardous to get back from.
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure: 50 secs
Focal Length: 19mm
ISO Speed: 50