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Dun Briste – Downpatrick Head

Dun Briste Sea Stack

This impressive sea stack really looks as a sort of rocky platform rising from the ocean. All those clearly distinct layers of rock and its sharp edges gives it a robotic touch that makes it even more fascinating. I tried a long exposure to make the rock stand out more from the ocean, so to add a tad of surrealism to the scene. Then I played a bit in lightroom with vibrance and saturation slids to soften the colours, living just a touch of green on the top of the stack, so to increase the contrast between its rocky pillar and the grassy surface.

But there are thousands of different ways to photograph this amazing part of the Irish cost. Definitely worth a visit if you are travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way in County Mayo!

How to get there: Just 5 km Nord from the village of Ballycastle, you’ll find an headland called Downpatrick Head, in front of which stands 45 meters high rock: Dun Briste.

It’s a easy 5-10 minute walk from the car park, but the soil can be wet and muddy, therefore sturdy shoes are recommended as well as warm clothes, since it tends to be windy.

GPS: 54.322814, -9.345866

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