Calming, a sunset at the Ballydowane Cove sea stack

A minimalist coastal landscape photograph of a colourful sunset at the Ballydowane Cove sea stack and the North Atlantic Ocean in Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Copper Coast, Waterford Ireland
October, 2014
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Camera settings

ƒ/10, 158s, ISO 64 and 29mm

Size original

7104 x 4741 pixels


The Ballydowane Cove sea stack is a fascinating subject for coastal landscape photographs. This is especially the case at sunset and sunrise. In this case, it was sunset. The colours in the sky were quite warm and the warm colours reflected nicely in the ocean water. A longer exposure time smoothened the seawater and clouds in the sky. As a result, the photograph has a more minimalist look and feel. Besides that, it makes the elegant shape of the sea stack stand out better.

The Ballydowane Cove sea stack stands tall at the far eastern side of Ballydowane Cove beach, which is one of a series of nice secluded beaches in coves along the Copper Coast in County Waterford, Ireland. This Irish coastal area is a UNESCO Global Geopark with sites and landscapes of international geological significance.

Interesting in seeing a black & white impression of this Irish coastal scene, then make sure to check out the Irish landscape photograph titled The Philosopher’s Stone!

Please visit our Irish Landscape Photography portfolio to see more Irish landscapes in B&W, including a few more featuring this well-known sea stack. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme for more coastal landscape photos from all over the world.

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1 comment for Calming, a sunset at the Ballydowane Cove sea stack

  1. Susan Palmer

    Calming indeed! Prefer the tall version in black & white though 🙂

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