Monday, 6 July 2009

Bartraw Beach

Here is your Monochrome Maniacs image.

We start this new series of image with the very first image taken form the latest Westport trip. It was taken very early on the morning of my first day in Westport. At this time of the year sunrise is around 4:30-5:00. This was taken about 6:00 in the morning. The sun was over my left shoulder as you can see the shadows from the rocks in the foreground. Al the elements were right for this image. The tide was out so the rocks in the sand were visible. The sun low in the sky for wonderful shadows and side lighting. The pattern of the clouds was interesting and Croagh Patrick was visible in the background. I know you can't see it but there was a wonderful warm colour to the sand and grass. This can be used to great effect in black and white photography as the normal mono tone grass and sand take on a more interesting texture when converted to black and white using your red or orange filters. ( ie wonderful contrast )


  1. Another perfect image! I'm always envious of the way your clouds turn out. I was on the far side of Croagh Patrick not so long ago - I didn't realise it came down to the sea.

  2. What a wonderful glowing sky, and such crispness on the shore.

  3. That cloud formation is so eerie.

  4. The high cloud gives the scene that bit extra and not a contrail in sight.