I was in Killybegs for a wedding a while ago and was hopping to get some good shots. Killybegs is located on Ireland’s north-west coast and is our largest fishing harbour. The weather was terrible for most of the weekend but the light we got for about half an hour one evening just made up for it all. We had dark ominous looking clouds to the east and a few gaps in the clouds to the west to allow the setting sun to peep through for a few minutes at a time. Photography heaven! I just love sunlit subjects against a dark brooding sky. This is my favourite shot from the weekend showing a collection of fishing boats of different shapes, sizes and colours against a wonderfully dramatic sky.

After the Rain in Killybegs Harbour
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For those of you interested in such things, here are the technical details of this shot:

  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Lens: Nikon DX AFS 18-55mm (D40 kit lens)
  • Exposure: 1/2500 sec
  • Focal Length: 18mm
  • Focal Ratio: F5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Exposure Compensation: -0.67