An Irish Point of View, the rugged Irish coast in B&W

A moody coastal landscape photograph in B&W, featuring a passing boat, the Irish sea and the rugged Irish coast near Greystones in Wicklow, Ireland.

Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland
September, 2013
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 286s, ISO 100 and 26mm

Size original

7180 x 4786 pixels


This landscape photograph of the Irish coast in B&W was created using a longer exposure time. The seawater and clouds appear smoother as a result. Also, it creates a pleasing contrast between the smoothened white water and the darker greys in the rest of the photograph. Furthermore, it adds a mood that seems to fit the scene well. The viewpoint captured in this photograph was a slippery cliff that overlooks the rugged coast. Obviously, that cliff was Irish, hence the title “An Irish point of View”.

The slippery cliff was in Greystones or Na Clocha Liatha in Irish. Greystones lies on the shores of the Irish Sea near Bray Head in County Wicklow in Ireland. The rugged cliffs of Greystones beach are gorgeous and offer many excellent landscape photography opportunities. This photograph captures one of the beautiful viewpoints. Make sure to visit, if you get the chance! By the way, if you look closely, you will see that a freight ship dropped its anchor to the left on the horizon.

Check out our Irish Landscape Photography portfolio. You will find more landscape photographs featuring the Irish coast in B&W there. Alternatively, consider visiting our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more photos in black & white.

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1 comment for An Irish Point of View, the rugged Irish coast in B&W

  1. Jeff Palmer

    Still love this one Johan! It illustrates the ruggedness of the Irish Coast very well. The title makes my smile 🙂

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks for the comments Jeff! 😀

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