Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

The Cliffs of Moher  (Aillte an Mhothair) stand at the edge of the Burren in County Clare and tower between 390 and an impressive 702 feet above the sea;  the rocks that make up these cliffs are over 300 million years old.  I suppose then it’s understandable that it seems anyone who has ever picked up a camera and been to Ireland has taken a picture of the Cliffs.  I took it as a challenge to take a shot that is hopefully somewhat memorable among so many others.

I’ve been here a number of times so I was able to shoot at a variety of times of day with different types of light.  This particular picture was shot in my favorite type of light; clouds had covered the sun until the end of the day when it broke through from underneath as it headed towards sunset.  This created some dramatic light that illuminated the cliffs and the ocean while the sky remained overcast.  I won’t even mention how many shots I’ve taken of the cliffs over the years to get to this one; so I hope you find it memorable and worth publishing as well!

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About Sunbeam Images

Ever since my father explained f-stops, shutter speed and ISO on his old Pentax 35 mm when I was 9 years old I have been interested in photography. I specialize in travel photography and capturing the essence of a place. My goal is to make you feel as if you have been to the places I am shooting.

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