this is carramore beach just outside louisburgh, county mayo about an hour after sunset. the pier surrounding the small harbour is visible on the horizon on the left.
there are a host of award winning blue flag beaches in mayo, and three of these are located in the louisburgh area on the clew bay coastline...old head, bertra, and this one at carramore.
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npecanhuk (65470) 2013-10-26 13:12
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Long exposure, all those bluish tones, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
delpeoples (53009) 2013-10-26 19:48
Long time no see, I hope you've been well. Despite your absence, your photos just get more and more beautiful, this one is just breath-taking and I wish it was in my Gallery. I'd call your photos "Masterpiece in Blue" it's just amazing. I love the sense of movement in the sky and the misty stillness of the sea. The position of the rocks seems to draw the eye further into the frame and the differing shades of blue are like a dreamscape. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely evening.
SnapRJW (31119) 2013-10-27 0:50
Hi Brian - I'm not at all surprised that Lisa has commented here as this is very much in her style. Beautiful and ethereal; a shot with harmony of colour and composition. The soft light reflections on the sea are very lovely. Warm regards rosemary
siudzi (33569) 2013-10-27 3:03
Love this true blue scene! It looks absolutely unique and stunning executed with 30 seconds of exposure to achieve such a spectacular effect. Amazing image! Very well done.
Have a nice Sunday!
adidas5nb (5397) 2013-10-27 5:04
really an amazing blue hour shot with great light management and technical skills.loves the effect thus created.
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-10-27 9:10
very classic composition of this coastal scene and I like the idea of keeping everything in blue and black tones. They harmonize with the blurred water and help create mistic atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing
Romano46 (18450) 2013-10-28 3:20
una splendida interpretazione che si aggiunge alle precedentie si fa notare anche per la dominante azzurra che trasforma il paesaggio in una visione meravigliosa che avvolge lo spettatore con la sua magia.
Ciao e buona settimana
willperrett (7016) 2013-10-30 12:39
Gorgeous: I love what the 30 sec shutter speed has done to the water, and also the clouds. And no reciprocity failure as you would probably have got with film!
lousat (76870) 2013-10-31 16:02
Hi Brian,a very professional long time of exposure to create this magic scenery,i like a lot the silk effect on the water,magnificent blue everywhere,and a special light in the sky too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (43490) 2013-11-01 3:54
Lovely low light image although the weather is not too kind, it's filled with beautiful blues and great use of the rocks to frame the shot. The motion effect on the sky and water is awesome and wonderfully captured.
Thks to your sturdy tripod and exposure as those static subjects remain so crispy. Niece piece of foto work, Congrats.
EstudioChispa (1922) 2013-11-01 6:52
I am packing for a trip to the coast this weekend, and I will take this shot with me as inspiration. The moon is in its last crescent and will rise just before dawn tomorrow. Hopefully I will be able to set up on the beach and do some shooting. I take all your lessons, too: lock it down (tripod), stop it down, add some ND if needed, and open that shutter. I'll let you know if I have any success!
In all candor -- I appreciate your willingness to share technical tips and value the time that you put into corresponding. It makes my participation here VERY worthwhile!
rychem (23218) 2013-11-01 8:39
Great artistic shot, you have created a special mood, compliments
mesutilgim (84314) 2013-11-01 12:02
Another amazing capture in your gallery ! Very good layout and perfect effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
adores (37055) 2013-11-05 16:28
A very beautiful shot with a perfect light! I really like the blue tonalities and the effect of the long exposure on the water. A magical shot, specially with the stones there!
jemaflor (84695) 2013-11-08 9:17
Excellent effect with the time of exposure, lovely water as fog, perfect with these rocks in the Fg to give depth at your view, tfs.