Sunset Photography: Cape Clear / by Lawrence Eagling

Cape Clear is the most southerly island off the coast of Ireland, a little oasis of stunning landscapes and rare wildlife. Even whilst on the ferry trip across from Baltimore we were accompanied by sea birds and porpoise as we sailed around tiny islands and sheltered inlets. Cape Clear provided an ideal photographic destination with incredible sunsets set off by craggy cliffs, castle ruins and flowering sea pinks. We had planned a wildlife boat trip (aiming to find whales) but unfortunately that was booked for the one bad weather day and for us fair weather sailors no photos were taken (or animals seen). However, all in all, it was a great place to visit, with fantastic scenery, a welcoming sense of community and a perfect escape from daily life. Although wildlife watching had been our original aim, this short collection of photos became a testament to the varied and beautiful sunsets that we witnessed instead.

All of the photos here were taken using my trusty Fujifilm X-Pro2 and either the Samyang 12mm or Fuji 23mm lens. I also made use of a sturdy tripod and a range of NISI filters to help balance out the exposure and to increase the exposure time without increasing the wobbles! N.B. I upgraded my filters to the NISI filter system as I was unhappy with light leaks and colourcast that my previous system was prone to, and since then I have had no problems!

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