Force of Nature, the rugged Irish coast near Hook Head

A black & white coastal landscape photograph featuring the rock formations of the rugged Irish coast near Hook Head in County Wexford at sunset.

Hook Head, County Wexford, Ireland
October, 2014
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/9, 150s, ISO 64 and 24mm

Size original

7240 x 4832 pixels


Hook Head, or Rinn Duáin in Irish, is a headland in County Wexford in Ireland. Hook head is part of the Hook peninsula and is very well known for its Hook head lighthouse. This photograph doesn’t feature the lighthouse itself though. It features the characteristic rock formations of the rugged Irish coast around it. With the right tide, these rock formations offer excellent photography opportunities, as this photograph illustrates. Make sure to visit Hook head when you get the chance!

It was around sunset when this photograph of the rugged Irish coast was taken. The evening sun lights the coast sideways in a subtle manner. The layered diagonal lines in the scene lead the eye toward the Atlantic Ocean and the clouds on the horizon. A longer exposure time smoothened the ocean water. The photograph is more soothing as a result. Undoubtedly, the black and white presentation helps with that as well. The title “Force of Nature” seemed appropriate for this coastal landscape photograph.

Please visit our Irish Landscape Photography portfolio to see more photographs of the rugged Irish coast. A great example would be a photograph titled “To the Point“. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscapes from all over the world.

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1 comment for Force of Nature, the rugged Irish coast near Hook Head

  1. Simon Taylor

    Rugged for sure. Love the lines and mood here!

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