Last Light, the Irish coast and Skellig Islands at sunset

A black & white photograph of an Irish coastal landscape, featuring the cliffs of Kerry and the Skellig Islands lit sideways by the last light of sunset.

Portmagee, County Kerry, Ireland
August, 2015
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 83s, ISO 160 and 42mm

Size original

7093 x 3546 pixels


Undoubtedly, Ireland is one of the best places to photograph coastal landscapes. This photograph of the Skellig Islands at sunset is a great example. Ireland has a very rugged coastline, and you typically get four seasons in one day.

This Irish coastal landscape photograph in black & white shows the view from the Kerry cliffs toward the Skellig Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. It was sunset. As a result, soft light warms the cliffs and the Skellig Islands sideway. A longer exposure time smoothened the ocean water a bit. As a result, the cliffs stand out much better. A black & white presentation and a wide crop fit this photograph of the Skellig Islands at sunset best.

The title “last Light” seemed to be a suitable title for this moody Irish coastal landscape. The cliffs in this Irish coastal landscape in B&W rise from the North Atlantic Ocean just off the coast near Portmagee along the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry, or Mórchuaird Chiarraí in Irish, is a very scenic circular route in County Kerry in the south-western part of Ireland. Go visit, if you get the chance. It comes highly recommended!

Please visit the Irish Landscape Photography portfolio to see more Irish coastal landscapes in B&W, including a few more featuring the Skellig Islands at sunset. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscape photos from all over the world.

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1 comment for Last Light, the Irish coast and Skellig Islands at sunset

  1. Arthur Kroon

    Lots to look at! Nice light.

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks again, Arthur!

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