Our featured photo today is a striking capture of The Giant's Causeway in Co. Antrim Northern Ireland by Gareth McCormack! Waves crash against this unique terrain made of basalt columns forged by an ancient volcanic eruption. Amazingly some of these columns are up to 12 metres high, most are six-sided but some have up to eight sides! Gareth explains:
"The unique geology and World Heritage status of the Giant's Causeway make it a popular place, and one of the main challenges for photographers is keeping people out of the shot. Fortunately on this November day, a 15ft ocean swell kept the visitors well back, though I struggled to keep the spray off my lens long enough to take this image. A graduated filter balanced the exposure between foreground and sky."
The immense power of the sea is quite evident looking at the waves crashing against The Giant's Causeway. You can browse or buy Gareth McCormack's prints here.
- Mark Sheils
Founder, Picture Ireland