Storm Barbara

The thoughts of facing an ocean of fresh to storm force winds and torrential rain did not appeal, but the anticipation of a clearing storm and dramatic shoreline taking a pounding did…  Since I took time off before Christmas I had enough free time to hatch a plan (the night before).  The weather forecast had storm Barbara passing the east coast of Ireland by late afternoon.  Maybe that meant the south coast might see an earlier clearing just in time for a 4:15pm sunset.

It’s been a while since I tried some proper seascape work.  Mostly because my gear was all over the place and I hadn’t had enough time to get properly organised.  It’s after taking a local dry run and two weeks to get my kit together, so no time like the present to give a new location a go.  Living on the east coast I always wish I had a west facing ocean coastline to get sunset images off.  Driving south seemed like the nearest option with the prevailing weather.  I was not disappointed. Here are some of the images I took on my Nikon D700, with 16-35mm F4 lens.

I also brought My Olympus OM-D E5MII and mixed my captures between the Nikon on a tripod and the Olympus hand held.  Images from the olympus are on this page.  (Except the last four in the gallery which are the ones here repeated:-) ).