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The Virgin rock from the Nuns Strand Caves, Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland. The Nuns Strand is a small secluded beach with golden sands. It is surrounded on all sides by cliffs. The only access these days is gained by climbing down the cliff face.
Many years ago, St Joseph’s Convent was built on the cliffs, affording the nuns a wondrous view. A wooden stairway was built so that they could access the beach and it was theirs to use exclusively.
The Virgin Rock is all that remains of what was once another small promontory cliff that has been eroded by the sea. Before the arrival of the nuns, the beach was known as Doon Bay and the rock Carraig Na Faoileán_ (Rock of !the Gulls).

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gull, co, gulls, cliffs, caves, strand, caverns, cavern, ballybunion, ballybunnion, sea, beach, landscape, rock, cloud, sky, nun, cave, tide, nuns, kerry, county, ireland, virgin, cliff

Comments

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous shot Tony..

  • Thanks Jason! It’s a bit of a rarity as the cave I was standing in is usually full of water. this shot is only possbble once or twice a year. :) Tony.

    – A90Six

  • Sherrianne Talon
    Sherrianne Talonalmost 6 years ago

    Love these colours! Great sky and the composition is spot on!

  • Thank you Sherri!

    – A90Six

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful capture Tony. You really know how to set a mood and frame a perfect photograph. Cheers, 30 S.

  • Thanks Sandra! I’m always looking around for a good frame to set things off. If it’s there, use it. :) Tony.

    – A90Six

  • hirst
    hirstalmost 6 years ago

    Love the composition and reflections!

  • Hi Shirley! Thank you for the comment and the favouriting! :) Tony.

    – A90Six

  • Mayina
    Mayinaalmost 6 years ago

    Superb image

  • Thanks Gwenda!

    – A90Six

  • Dennis Pilapil
    Dennis Pilapilalmost 6 years ago

    Great composition. Perfect lighting revealing the texture of the rock…
    Thanks for posting.

  • Hi Dennis! thank you for commenting. So glad yo like it! :) Tony.

    – A90Six

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 6 years ago

    awesome shot, love the framing, well done

  • A90Six
    A90Sixalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks for the comment and for favouriting it! :) Tony.

  • Jenifer
    Jeniferalmost 6 years ago

    Great Shot, I love that HDR

  • The Highly Dramatic Rock? ;)

    Thanks Jen!

    – A90Six

  • Avril Brand
    Avril Brandalmost 6 years ago

    Hard to admit this, but I am running out of ways to say ‘wow’ . Your photographs leave me with a permanent :O

  • Oh, thank you so much! What a lovely thing to say! I’m all a fluster! Fan me Darcy, fan me!
    That’s probably the nicest comment I ever had!

    Have you tried Woow or Owowo? ;) Tony.

    – A90Six

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