A landscape photographer's guide to photographing the Skerries, off the coast of Portrush, Northern Ireland.Read More
Canon 500D, Canon 50mm f1.8, f6.3, 1/60s, ISO 100
Whiterocks beach is a Northern Ireland landscape photography location I return to on a regular basis, especially on clear evenings during spring and summer when the sun sets further to the north.
Sunsets come in lots of different colours, red, pink, orange, or as in this case, a mixture of lots of stunning colours. I love how, in this landscape photograph, the colour changes changes gradually throughout different parts of the image, with the reflections in the water varying considerably.
One of the feelings I always have at Whiterocks Beach is a sense of space, and as I looked through the viewfinder I felt that the couple taking a late evening stroll really added a sense of scale to the landscape.
In landscape photography, and indeed all types of photography, the viewers eye is normally drawn to the area of highest contrast. I intentionally placed the sun in the centre of the image and used the clouds and sand to create a natural frame.