IRISH Seascapes

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  1. Renair

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    Ding Ding Ding!

    05.15am - Alarm goes off.... I mumble, "Not now, not now...."

    05.30am - Ding Ding Mofo! "Ok ok..." I get my butt out of bed!

    06.00am - My Taxi arrives.... and off I go to the Cliffs of Howth

    06.03am - 'STOP!' I explain to the taxi man I need to go back to get my torch as I will be up on the cliffs taking pix and need it to find my way!
    (Also - it helps me from falling off the cliffs!)

    06.28am
    I get up to the cliffs and follow the long walkway down to where I want to go... The path is pretty narrow and if I walk 2 foot off to my left I fall about 200 foot onto the rocks and the tide washes me out to sea and I am found somewhere off the coast of Africa. Also some seal has eaten my D200 for breakfast!

    06.45am
    The first light breaks and I start shooting. I take some sun shots first, sunrise is always good.....
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    06.52am
    I go for the shots I came for, slow shutter water over the rocks, set my tripod up at the appropriate location and off I go...
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    Being up high on the cliffs, I had to use the 200mm focal lenght, that with the wind worried me a little... So I decided to move to a lower part and as it took a while the sun was begining to break....
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    The Bailey Lighthouse of Howth
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    Dublin Bay

    07.29am
    I get to a lower point in the cliffs near the Red Rock end of Howth, the light is better but there is a storm moving in... I spot 3 sets of rocks in the sea...
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    I move in for a closer and better shot...
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    08.03am
    The weather breaks for the worse and the wind picks up causing the waves to batter the Irish coastline...
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    I decide it's time to go before things get worse... I make my way back up the walkway that took me 45 minutes to get down, and its all up hill! Anyhow I was lucky to turn around....

    I was greeted by a similar sight like this, but my batteries had ran out after taking so many shots and not having charged them for 6 weeks! But I saw something like this, taken 2 weeks ago!
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    Needless to say my day started 11 hours ago and all those shots and editing from RAW took a long time, but an enjoyable day all the same....
     
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    Great shots Renair, I love them all.

    Looks like a really cool sunrise. I have to wake up early too (for school), usually it's 5am. :grumpy:

    But of course I'd be happy to wake up at that time if I got to do what you did!
     
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    very beautiful!
     
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    impressive
     
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    8:03 am...I absolutely love it.
     
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    Great images. I love the lighthouse, just awesome!
     
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    Thanks guys......
     
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    Looking back at it no, I think the Dublin Bay shot and second last one are my favourites of these ones....
     
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    beauties!
     

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