A Visit to Toe Head Ireland

Many of us when travelling are inclined to go off the beaten path and do some exploring. This article shares a selection of images captured during a visit to Toe Head, Ireland.

NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.

Olympus TG-5 @ 4.5 mm, efov 25 mm, f/2, 1/400, ISO-100

As you drive along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland you’ll have the opportunity to visit many of the more remote locations in the country. Toe Head is situated east of the village of Baltimore, on an unmarked road. The image above shows one of the better sections of the access road.

Olympus TG-5 @ 12.6 mm, efov 70 mm, f/4, 1/125, ISO-125

As you get closer to Toe Head the road becomes a bit more adventuresome. We didn’t realize it at the time, but this is a ‘ring road’ so there is no need to do a multiple point turn to retrace your route as we did.

Olympus TG-5 @ 4.5 mm, efov 25 mm, f/2, 1/400, ISO-100

Our journey to Toe Head was during a windy and rainy day. As a result I decided to use the waterproof Olympus TG-5 to capture all of our images that day.

Olympus TG-5 @ 4.5 mm, efov 25 mm, f/2, 1/500, ISO-100

The weather helped to accentuate the rugged landscape and give it a more ominous feeling.

Olympus TG-5 @ 4.5 mm, efov 25 mm, f/2, 1/250, ISO-100

The shoreline along Toe Head has been carved by the waves and wind. Walking out to get various views requires some caution… especially if one is inclined to get close to the edge.

Olympus TG-5 @ 4.5 mm, efov 25 mm, f/2, 1/320, ISO-100

The views of the sea cliffs can be quite spectacular.

Olympus TG-5 @ 4.5 mm, efov 25 mm, f/2, 1/400, ISO-100

Toe Head is one of those places where getting there is as much of an adventure as actually taking in the views once you have arrived.

Technical Note:
All photographs were captured hand-held using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. All images in this article were produced from RAW files.

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