Taken 17-Feb-16
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Categories & Keywords

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Keywords:Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, basalt columns, black and white, causeway, stones
Photo Info

Dimensions4912 x 7360
Original file size36.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken17-Feb-16 09:36
Date modified30-Nov-16 12:30
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length48 mm
Focal length (35mm)48 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/80 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1 1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
The Causeway Stones

The Causeway Stones

These stones are some of the most famous stones in the world. They are part of the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site. If you have never been, you are missing a wonderful experience, whatever the weather. The area is made up of some 40,000 basalt columns. The columns are mostly hexagonal, although some have4, 5, 7 or 8 sides. At the top the columns can be either concave or convex. At the heart of this area is the causeway itself, where the columns form stepping stones that slope from the base of the cliff until they disappear under the sea. It provides many different opportunities for a photographer. On this occasion I preferred a more abstract approach, with the evening light reflecting of the damp stones, forming a path for my feet.