If you visit a beach in Northern Ireland during the height of summer you are likely to need a coat and an umbrella. Taking the 17-40mm out to the beach found it deserted with the exception of poor Jim the lone ice cream man trying to sell his wares.
On cloudy days the ND9 filters comes into its own bringing out the sky and detail of the sea. Starting off in Benone we moved round to the Whiterocks beach that had a scattering of people braving the wet weather.
Fortunately the 5D and L lenses are weather proof and the lens hood offered some shelter for the lens.
The Whiterocks beach is stunning, recently awarded with the prestigious 2011 Blue Flag Award the limestone cliffs of the White Rocks stretch from Curran Strand to Dunluce Castle.
This final photo looks better large on black. I had left hoping for more opportunities and success with photography on the beach but no matter how bad it got I still had an infinitely better day than poor Jim.