At the Loophead Lighthouse we saw some photos of the nearby rock formations and just had to go exploring the area.
The walk from the Loophead Lighthouse to the nearby cliffs was wild and windy.At first glance the rocks were striated with sea caves punched out every so often.
Many, many horizontal layers of rock.
Closer to the ocean the rocks form a smooth(ish) floor upon which to walk.The floor led to more striated rock formations. But then the striations turned sideways. They twisted and turned. They plunged into the ocean. They bubbled up out of a sea of smooth stones.A closer look at some of the rock textures on the beach.A heavily textured painting that I think captures this area completely, from a local artist in a studio in Skibbereen.
Fabulous photos of those rocks
It was the rocks themselves that were fabulous – I merely had to point the camera to reveal them.
I love how. you zoomed in closer and closer. Your opening images are stunning. Beautiful post!
My intro photos unconsciously revealed how the landscape opened up to me – Ireland has many such places – it is the country where I have taken the most photos, quite surprising to me considering that is mainly grey and green.
Just beautiful, Elizabeth.
I like how you draw us into the rocks by coming in closer and closer. It is certainly stunning geology around that coast, I love the way rock faces sometimes run vertically and horizontally displaying how the earth has moved over the millennia. The painting at the end is beautifully done – could well be a photograph seeing the last four images of yours.
It wasn’t a conscious decision to draw people into the rocks – it was more the order in which I saw them, and now I realize that the rocks were actually drawing me in. Your comment about the geology and movement over millennia also revealed to me the underlying reason I was so fascinated with the way the rock structures changed. Do you hire out as a blog psychologist?
Wow! Extremely stressed rock. Great textures
Loved your approach this week Elizabeth. I’ve been to the rocks but spent far less time thinking about the rock formations and the details. Loved the painting as well.
I’ve always had a fascination with rocks and rock formations – probably my dad’s fascination with geology has rubbed off on me. I loved this artist’s painting – she really captured the feeling of the place.
Remarkable captures! Love the close-up images of rocks!