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This panoramic image was the result of stitching four shots taken on a Canon 5D Mk II with a 24-70 zoom lens at 24mm. Exposure: f5.6, 1/1000, ISO400.
This is the cover image for my “Photographs of Ireland” Calendar.
The close-ups below are cropped from the over all panorama. To see the detail available for a print, click any of the closeup icons below and then use the arrows to scroll through. (Or pop-up a large version of the main image above and scroll on to the close-ups.)
Muckross Head is a limestone outcrop on the Donegal coast, between Killybegs and the cliffs at Slieve League. This is a huge image – about 34 Mega pixels. It will deliver lots of fine detail even when printed at the maximum size available here.
In the distance, across Donegal Bay, can be seen Benbulben mountain in County Sligo.
Traloar Beach in the “armpit” of the peninsula, is said to be unsafe for swimming. However it is a favourite of local surfers.
From here on the hillside the waves can be seen forming as grey shadows in the water before they rise and break for the beach.
History of this image on Redbubble
After a day of photography on Paddy Byrne’s boat The Nuala Star (they also have a Facebook page), I was on my way to dinner at 22 Main Street which is undoubtedly Killybegs’ finest restaurant.
The light and especially the clarity across Donegal bay was just so wonderful that, even though I was in danger of being late for dinner I indulged myself by taking the coast road and then could do nothing else but stop at this viewpoint and record the view.
Techie Photographic Details
This panoramic image was the result of stitching four shots taken at 6pm on 22 July 2010, on a Canon 5D Mk II with a 24-70 zoom lens at 24mm. Exposure: f5.6, 1/1000, ISO400. The program that stitched the images was Hugin.