Giant’s Causeway

Camera: Canon EOS 40D; Shutter: 1/500 sec.; Aperture: f/8; ISO: 400; Focal Length: 32mm. HDR photo made from a single raw image saved as three separate 16-bit tif files at different exposures.

A beautiful morning at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.  We managed to get there early enough to enjoy a couple hours of quiet before the hoards of tourists showed up.


One Response to “Giant’s Causeway”
  1. Ken says:

    Quite an interesting landscape shot.
    The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim, on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about two miles (3 km) north of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant’s Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (36 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.
    The Giant’s Causeway is today owned and managed by the National Trust and it is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.

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