To the Point, a moody Irish coastal landscape in B&W

A photograph of an Irish coastal landscape in B&W, featuring a seagull and rugged pointy cliffs in the North Atlantic Ocean near Dingle in County Kerry.

Dingle, Ireland
September, 2015
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Camera & lens

ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 APO Distagon

Camera settings

ƒ/8, 293s, ISO 64 and 52mm

Size original

4912 x 4912 pixels


Ireland has a rugged coastline, and you usually get four seasons in a day. Ireland is an excellent location for capturing moody coastal landscapes like this one, as a consequence of that. This minimalist Irish coastal landscape in B&W was photographed close to sunset on a day with rather moody weather. Soft sunset light warms the cliffs and the seagull sitting on top of it. A longer exposure time smoothened the ocean water. As a result, the pointy cliffs stand out much better. A black & white presentation and a square crop fit the scene and mood best.

The title “To the point” seemed to be a suitable title for this coastal landscape photograph. The cliffs in this Irish coastal landscape in B&W rise from the North Atlantic Ocean just off the coast near Slea Head. Slea Head is a headland on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry.

Make sure to also have a look at the photograph title Staring at the Sun, which is in colour and uses a different composition.

Please visit the Irish Landscape Photography portfolio to see more of these black & white coastal landscapes from Ireland. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscape views from all over the world.

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2 comments for To the Point, a moody Irish coastal landscape in B&W

  1. Mike

    Those Irish cliffs look quite dangerous! Love what you did with this Johan!

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      I think they actually are Mike 😀 Thanks. Revisited the same location last spring so will publish a different composition soon.

  2. Brendan Behan

    Love it! Typical for the Irish coast 🙂 The bird on the rock is a nice touch!

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