Editors Choice: Photo of the Day

Photographer: Gareth McCormack

Today we feature a calming picture by Gareth McCormack taken at Five Finger Strand in Inishowen, County Donegal. Gareth explains the scene:

"I wondered why this beach in Inishowen was called Five Finger Strand until I saw the series of rock stacks at the end of the headland. As a surfer, I've always been fascinated by the shape of waves. Here I was able to use a 300mm telephoto lens to bring the wave and rocks together. I waited for a set of waves large enough to crest on the sand bank beneath the cliffs. As the first wave stood up ready to break, the setting sun lit the plume of spray from behind."

The lighting conditions are unique and this is certainly a beautiful composition by Gareth.  You can browse or buy Gareth McCormacks prints here.

- Mark Sheils

Founder, Picture Ireland