This was such a spectacular scene and I’m so happy I made it down there at the right time to catch the magic light and this wasn’t easy. I didn’t know this location and was just looking around the map 2 hours before sunset and found an icon indicating a lighthouse on valentia island. Well it was on the north-west coast and I figured it would maby make for a nice sunset scene with the sun coming from the back of the shooting location. so far so good but now I had to get there and I nearly didn’t make it since I just kept driving the wrong roads…. back again next try and finally the nearest, steepest road led down to this location. AND just in time for the last sunrays to light the lighthouse :-) soon after they were gone behind the mountains in the back.
The waves were gorgeous and kept hitting the rocks to the left of me with force and sometimes even standing nearly 10meters of I nearly got my gear all wet ;-) I took a couple of shots and layerd 5 of em in PS to get the best out of the scene. You might even notice a very long exposure which looks a bit like fog in the foreground. Hope you like !



  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 5 years ago

    Wowsers, what a fantastic vista! Well done on getting this, sounds like you did it tough!!

  • yea was realy great there! Next time I visit Kerry I’ll try out this spot for a sunrise shoot and plan for more time! I fear this wont be too soon… regards

    – Michael Breitung

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