Echoes in Eternity

The little basalt islands sticking out over the water caught my attention and I was hoping that a long exposure would create an effect where they looked like there were almost floating in the clouds. Another aspect of the composition that I liked was how there seemed to be multiple layers of rocks, almost like terraces, and the water worked its way around them beautifully to enhance the floating feeling.

I went for a 6 min exposure to maximise the smoothness of the water and also to ensure I had enough movement in the clouds. The clouds were moving away steadily and enough remained over the horizon to allow me to catch them before they were all gone. They also seemed to move and radiate from the brightest part of the scene and it was exactly what I was looking for in this image.

One day I would love to see what this location looks like on a stormy day with bigger waves but I love the tranquil atmosphere of that evening that we were able to witness and photograph.

Life in Giants Causeway, United Kingdom - Echoes in Eternity by Darkelf Photography

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