Mourne Mountains Landscape Photos

Mourne Mountains Landscape Photos

March 03, 2016

I spent last weekend in Co Down.  To be more precise, on the outskirts of Rostrevor.  I had planned a couple of early morning shoots to capture some landscape photos of the Mourne Mountains.  

On Sunday morning, we headed out to Murlough Bay in search of a sunrise.  Conditions were decent.  Very little cloud cover and plenty of frost on the ground.  It probably would have been great conditions for some Astro photography too had it not been for the 75% moon in the sky (which you can actually still see in the image below).

As it got closer to dawn, I knew the sunrise was going to lack drama & colour so I turned my attention to the view looking back towards the Mourne Mountains and waited patiently for the sun to rise and light the mountains and beach.  Which thankfully it did.

This was shot on the Canon 5DS with the 16-35mm L lens.  I used a Lee circular polariser and a 0.6 ND Grad just to tame the sky a little.  Exposure was 1/6 sec at f11 at ISO50.

This image is available from our online shop by clicking this link HERE.

landscape photo of the mourne mountains from murlough bay by steven hanna

To view more of my Northern Ireland Landscape Photography, why not check out my galleries HERE & HERE.