Pam’s Views of the Causeway III

Dangerous Cliffs

We know of the danger of cliffs from our Finger Lakes Gorges. That solid edge can be anything but.

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Pam’s Views of the Causeway II

Walking the Giant’s Causeway

Pam continued past the Causeway, exploring other features on a path along a broad, rocky beach.

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Pam’s Views of the Causeway I

Walking the Giant’s Causeway

While I was living the dream on the pile, Pam took a long walk up the cliff. Here is a series of photographs she snapped with the Samsung Galaxy.

Pam explores the entry (click for my post “Volcanic Dike”) and walks by the Causeway. We see it here from the back side. The lines of columns is striking.

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Irish Countryside: the Old Aghameen School, repost

Have a wonderful July 4th Holiday (from the USA)

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On the Tain Way, repost

A place of myth and wonder on foot and approachable

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Wave Sequence

Wave Motion

Consider these photographs of waves interacting with the basalt columns of Giant’s Causeway at low time to be a sequel to “Kelp” “Tide”. “Movement,” and “Movement Redux.”

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Point of View

concave vs. convex

Canon’s 24 mm “L” lens saw first light on this tour, was indispensable towards the end of our round of the island. Here the camera is mounted on a Manfrotto studio tripod with a hydrostatic ball head. A 0.6 neutral density graduated filter brought out the sky details though I could not catch the foreground polygons without darkening the far basalt columns.

My position is close to the photographs of all the posts since “Basalt Columns.” Here are two photograph of the pavement effect, walking across column tops. Notice the concave facings, identified by dried seawater pools (white circles), the boss of convex surfaces.

I released the tripod “panning” control, searching for the best aspect.

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Movement Redux

Which predominates in this series: movement or rest?

Full series of kelp in the waves. In these images I heightened the contrast of yellow-brown algae strands against dark water.

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Movement

to and fro

Photographers can spend years on the Ireland north coast understanding the play of light on water.

Our springtime evening, a few short hours, are here in this series. Today, a series of two photographs of kelp at low tide, moving with the waves. I see the possibility of a long exposure capturing the movement in one shot.

In which direction is the water/wave surge?

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Tide

Low Tide in a Long Spring Evening

Arriving at low tide, long exposure shots of surf on the pavement was not to be. Here is a rising slope of Giant’s Causeway polygonal columns, dark color marking the usual tidal high point. Above is a measuring stick.

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Behind where I stood for the above photo is a channel, perennially flooded at low tide evidenced by the thick growth of brown algae swaying back and forth with the waves.

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