The Canon EF 17-40 lens is quickly becoming one of my very favourites. Equipped with a UV and additional Neutral Density (ND9) filter I took the camera for a walk along Dundrum bay.
Silent other than the invading tide I spent some time with the tripod, to lengthen the shutter speed at F22. The stranded boat made for an interesting model dug deep in the sand.
The sun was particularly low and even with a lens hood the flare was hard to manage at the widest angles. The 17mm end is stunning especially on a full frame camera. Keeping the aperture between 7 and even up to 22 offered a range of different photos as the clouds filtered the sun.
Given the boat was sitting at an angle I thought I would hide the shoreline and grab a few shots directly into the sun at different angles to the ground. As you can see it actually looks as if the sea is on a slope. So where are the mountains, well Dundum sits on the very edge of the Mourne Mountains. This is the few perpendicular to the sea front.
Next stop Tollymore Forest Park.