I took the first photo at Claddagh beach at sunset today. I am sure you’ve all seen photos like this, the waves washing up over the beach at sunset, and I wanted to try the same. Unfortunately my ND filters are 52mm, so they only fit only my f/2.8 28mm lens. This isn’t ideal when you want to capture wide angle on a cropped sensor. And I forgot my polarizer, which is good for one stop in a pinch.
Still. I went, I shot, I captured. The composition and feel of the full photo wasn’t what I had hoped for, so I cropped it down. I think know what I need to do now, and I want to get back to the beach before dawn tomorrow. We’ve had decent clear/foggy weather.
Then last night, I went out with Mike. It was a gorgeous winter night, still and clear with a full moon overhead. While we had originally wanted to shoot at Spiddal, we found the sky too bright, so we went further out to Rossaveal. The tide was at a spring low, it was pitch black, and the rocks were too treacherous for us to get close to the water, so we shot the rock bed instead: