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Sunset on Cliffs of Moher



O’Brien’s Tower was built in 1835 by Cornelius O’ Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, the High King Of Ireland. It sits at the highest point on the cliffs....
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O’Brien’s Tower was built in 1835 by Cornelius O’ Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, the High King Of Ireland. It sits at the highest point on the cliffs.
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kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman September 19, 2014
Great shot....love the pov...voted
Lincsdna PRO+
 
Lincsdna September 20, 2014
Stunning shot, great light and composition, well done :)
Flosno
 
Flosno September 21, 2014
Lovely image
B-D-S
 
B-D-S September 28, 2014
Awesome capture !!!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 03, 2014
great shot - the light is fantastic, on land and on sea
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 03, 2014
voted End of Earth
mariajakab
 
mariajakab October 11, 2014
Magnificent .... voted! :)
mariajakab
 
mariajakab November 02, 2014
Gorgeous .. voted! :)
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman November 08, 2014
I was there on my last visit...looking just like this it was....voted
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 14, 2014
Wow voted, light it up!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman November 28, 2014
VOTED K
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 01, 2014
Astounding, VVIY!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 12, 2015
Congratulations on your Award!
lvkimber PRO
 
lvkimber August 10, 2015
Was there in April 2015. One of my favorite places to visit. Very calming walking along those paths.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 11, 2015
Kathy! Congratulations Cliff Finalist!!
RDVPhotography
 
RDVPhotography August 14, 2015
Congratulations Kathy!! Been away on a trip and not a good one. Beautiful image.Trying to get my wife's family together for a trip to the emerald isle, what time of year were you there?
FaithPhotography
 
FaithPhotography October 05, 2015
Beautiful.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 24, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 21, 2016
Fabulous! Congrats on being Featured!
kathymuhle PRO+
kathymuhle August 21, 2016
Thanks!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 07, 2016
Kath, Congratulations on your Feature award!

Behind The Lens

Location
Cliffs of Moher County Clare Ireland
Time
Cliffs of Moher are on the western side of Ireland so weather permitting this is an excellent spot for sunset. We arrived late afternoon with several hours before sunset. We parked on the north side by the visitors center and headed up the steps to cliff path. This path gives an unobstructed view of the ocean and can be tricky to walk if the wind is blowing.
Lighting
It was a hazy day so the light was slightly diffused. No wind to speak of so the sea was extremely calm. The sun was low enough to get a beautiful golden glow on the cliffs and reflected off the water.
Equipment
I travel with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III; lens used: EF17-40mmm; Gitzo travel tripod GT1541T; Really Right Stuff quick release tripod head and L plate; Bower wireless shutter release.
Inspiration
The Cliffs of Moher are a famous landmark and Ireland's most remarkable natural feature. This was our first visit here and I wanted to capture the serenity and natural beauty of the cliffs. There are two paths on the top, one higher and one lower. The lower one gave me a better perspective of the grasses and O'Brien's Tower in the background.
Editing
I setup the camera to bracket seven photos and then processed them in Photomatix Pro using Lightroom5 as my main photo catalog. After processing and bringing it back into Lightroom5 I sharpened the photo in Sharpener Pro 3: Output Sharpener.
In my camera bag
I always travel with the 24-105mm lens. I probably take 80% of all travel photo's with this lens. ND filters, Canon 320EX Speedlite, lens cleaning kit, bubble level all packed in a Think Tank photo bag.
Feedback
For sunset pictures you really need to know when the sun will set and to plan accordingly. There are several apps that can help or check the local weather report on line. If you've never been to the location plan extra time for scouting the area. Parking is by the Visitors Center and since time was limited we just walked north so we could see O'Brien's Tower and then continue along the path. As we were there in September we did not have the hordes of tourists and any tour buses had left for the day so I was able to get clean shots with few or no random tourists in them. For the foreground I liked the grasses growing so lush on the hillside the tower for mid and the sun and horizon for the far. I wanted you to feel like you are sitting on the hillside looking out.

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