The west coast of Ireland is rugged, raw and a hostile place that is nothing less than stunningly beautiful. If your preference is golden sands, palm trees and tiny waves (no more than a ripple) gently lapping the shore the west coast of Ireland is not for you. If your preference is high rocky cliff faces, intimidating rocks and boulders and powerful white water bashing the coastline you are going to love the west coast of Ireland.
I much prefer the latter over golden sands, palm trees and the like, which is why I traveled to the west coast of Ireland and drove North to South, snapping loads of photos along the way. Below is a small selection of the photos I captured, which I hope goes to show just what the west coast of Ireland is like
All of the above were captured using the Canon 8mm – 15mm fisheye lens. I have to admit that I bought this lens on a whim and it sat on the shelf collecting dust for several months before I decided to have a proper play with it. I have to say that now I have had a proper play with this fisheye lens I think it is awesome and use it loads for landscape and seascape photography. Whilst in Ireland my fisheye lens was permanently attached to the front of my Canon dslr camera.
Rather than write about how good the Canon 8mm – 15mm is I thought it would be easier to post a quick video, as below.
The Canon 8mm – 15mm f4L fisheye lens is available from Adorama, Amazon (US), Amazon (UK) and eBay.
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