The Wild Atlantic, the Irish North Atlantic coast in B&W

A coastal landscape photograph in B&W of the rugged Irish North Atlantic coast, with jagged cliffs in the foreground and the Blasket Islands in the back.

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland
September, 2015
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Camera & lens

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED

Camera settings

ƒ/8, 298s, ISO 160 and 24mm

Size original

7087 x 4744 pixels


The coast of the North Atlantic Ocean in Ireland is also referred to as the Wild Atlantic Way. This photograph of the Irish North Atlantic coast illustrates why. Ireland has a very rugged coastline and the ocean, as well as the weather, has a bit of wild nature. You usually get four seasons in one day there and as a result plenty of landscape photography opportunities. As long as you bring a sturdy tripod, that is!

This coastal landscape photograph was captured near Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. You need to hike a bit amongst the Irish cheep to find this viewpoint on the Irish North Atlantic coast. In the foreground, you see some jagged cliffs. In the middle and back, you see the Blasket Islands.

A longer exposure time smoothened the ocean water. As a result, the cliffs stand out much better. Black & white seemed to fit this Irish landscape photograph best because colour distractions are eliminated, and the photo comes across stronger.

Please visit the Irish Landscape Photography portfolio to see more Irish coastal landscape photographs in black & white. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscapes from all over the world, including a few more of the Irish North Atlantic coast.

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3 comments for The Wild Atlantic, the Irish North Atlantic coast in B&W

  1. Michael

    Strong Johan! When again?

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks Michael! When again … visited that region again a few weeks ago. Weather was challenging … loads of rain and strong winds. Did get some nice ones though 🙂

  2. Alex Brenner

    Love the depth of this one. The B&W and the processing in general suits this view of the North Atlantic Coast very well!

  3. Aileen Dunne

    Wow, this really illustrated the ruggedness of the North Atlantic coast there. I think I know where you shot this 🙂

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