Toe Head, Co. Cork

Toe Head, Co. Cork
Since my first visit to Cork as a photographer some years ago, I've had it in mind to photograph Toe Head, an imposing headland to the west of Galley Head on the south coast of Cork. I hadn't found a vantage point I was happy with on the few occasions I'd been around when good light was threatening. However, serendipity paid a visit when I was out with Roger Overall, a commercial photographer and friend of mine. We met up, I stabbed my finger at a spot on the OS map that looked promising and we arrived at the location in this photograph. Made looking to the west as the sun was getting low in the sky, it shows the headland's most imposing aspect with the rocks in the foreground leading the viewer up to it. Made using a filter which forces a long exposure, the water and waves take on a misty character which adds to the character of the scene.

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Since my first visit to Cork as a photographer some years ago, I've had it in mind to photograph Toe Head, an imposing headland to the west of Galley Head on the south coast of Cork. I hadn't found a vantage point I was happy with on the few occasions I'd been around when good light was threatening. However, serendipity paid a visit when I was out with Roger Overall, a commercial photographer and friend of mine. We met up, I stabbed my finger at a spot on the OS map that looked promising and we arrived at the location in this photograph. Made looking to the west as the sun was getting low in the sky, it shows the headland's most imposing aspect with the rocks in the foreground leading the viewer up to it. Made using a filter which forces a long exposure, the water and waves take on a misty character which adds to the character of the scene.

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