Misty Sunrise, a beautiful dawn at Kilfarrasy Beach

A fine art photograph in B&W, showing a misty coastal landscape at dawn with a bird leaving the sea stacks at Kilfarrasy Beach in County Waterford, Ireland.

Kilfarrasy Beach, Waterford, Ireland
October, 2014
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Camera settings

ƒ/8, 152s, ISO 64 and 85mm

Size original

6046 x 4031 pixels


This Irish coastal landscape was photographed just after dawn at Kilfarrasy Beach, which is a beautiful sandy beach on the Irish Copper Coast in County Waterford. The Copper Coast is a great place for coastal landscape photography. It also is an area with sites and landscapes of international geological significance. As a result, it was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004.

The sunrise was beautifully warm and gentle when this photograph was taken. The sun lights the fog on the water sideways in a very subtle manner. Also, the clouds in the background had a wonderfully curved shape. All in all, this dawn at Kilfarrasy Beach was quite mystical and breathtaking. The scene begged for this minimalist and black & white presentation. It just seems to fit the mood best. Besides that, it makes the sea stacks and cliffs stand out better. If you look closely, you will see a bird flying away from the cliffs and sea stacks in this scene.

Please visit the Irish Landscape Photography portfolio to see more Irish landscapes in B&W, like this mystical dawn at Kilfarrasy beach. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme for more coastal landscape photos from all over the world.

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2 comments for Misty Sunrise, a beautiful dawn at Kilfarrasy Beach

  1. Sarah Parker

    Soothing 🙂 Love the bird!

  2. Alex

    Love the early morning mood in this one Johan! I wonder what it looks in colour 🙂

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks! Quite nice actually 🙂 Unfortunately I tend to forget publishing a colour version once I publish one in black & white. Will see what I can do and message you!

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