Blackrock Bay, by Karin Eibenberger

I was motorcycling through Ireland for a whole summer month, and I had rain every day. This day was quite nice, though, but after I put up my tent in the evening near Blackrock Bay there was a strange light coming from the sea. I went to the rocks at the water, placed the camera on my tripod and used a dark neutral density filter to have a long exposure time, making it able to watch the oncoming clouds that quickly became a thunderstorm.

Blackrock Bay, by Karin Eibenberger

Canon EOS 5D | ISO 100 | Focal length 16mm | Exposure 73sec at f/16
Blackrock Bay, by Karin Eibenberger

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 31
Photo of the Day Award Category: Sunrise & Sunset Photography
Photograph Location: Blackrock Bay | Ireland

Photographer: Karin Eibenberger (Waidhofen, Austria / Baltimore, MD, USA) Registered Karin Eibenberger (28) was born and raised in Waidhofen/Ybbs, Lower Austria. She has a Master’s Degree in Scandinavian and German literature and worked as freelance translator, tour and exhibition guide before she started her second career as Biomedical Engineer. Karin currently lives in Baltimore, US, where she works as research associate and Master Student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

In her private life, she married and has countless hobbies ranging from motorcycling over photography to trekking and backpacking, mountainbiking, traveling, kayaking, and – quite new – climbing. She rather prefers carrying a 30 kg heavy backpack through Alaska than leaving the camera behind. Photography has always been an integral part of her life and for Karin it’s a way to communicate and to show others how beautiful the world is outside their living rooms. With photography, one can address emotions and feelings directly, giving this medium a lot of potential power.


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