Thursday, 31 July 2008

Downpatrick 2



Here is another image form the very productive trip to Downpatrick. If you look closely you can see a wave breaking on the rocks. The very same rock you see in the post below. For thoses who do not know where Downpatrick Head is I have added a Link here.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Downpatrick Head



This image was taken back in April of this year at about 7 in the evening while we were waiting for the sunset. I thing I have a whole sequence of different images from Downpatrick Head with the different rock formations along the shoreline. You can walk around here all day and not one image would be the same. I was luckly in this one to have caught a wave coming in over the rocks which adds a little action or distraction to the image. Your comments please. I may post some more images from Downpatrick but they will be uploaded to the Gallery section on my website: www.blackandwhite.ie

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Courtmacsherry Bay



While down in Cork at the June Bank Holiday Weekend I went for a spin around the Old Head of Kinsale. It was in the late afternoon so I had to wait for a good few hours until the sunset. It was a wonderfull day and the beach was packed with people. One by one they started to pack up and leave and by 9:30 there was nobody left on the beach to walk in front of the camera. What I like about this image is the rock formations in the foreground and the rays of ligth in the clouds details. The location for the image was the beach just before Lispatrick on the R604 looking out over Courtmacsherry Bay, Co. Cork.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Glencar Lough


Here is a funny one for you to comment on and explain the effect on the sun.
It's an image taken in the afternoon on Glencar Lough with King's Mountain on the right. I think I had 3 ND Grad filters on the lens (0.9 +0.6 +0.3) and this might account for the effects but how ?

Monday, 7 July 2008

What The Duck

Clew Bay from Old Head



While the family were on the beach having lunch and playing the the water i decided to take a walk around the other side of the Oldhead Quay. There was nobody over on this side so it was ideal for photo to be taken. You are looking out over Clew Bay with Achill Island and Nephin Beg Range in the background. We had a wonderful weather here at Oldhead and it was great to relax after the climb of Croagh Patrick that morning.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

View from Croagh Patrick


On one of the days while in Westport we climbed Croagh Patrick. What a climb that was and worth the effort to get to the top when you see the wonderfull views. As this was a clear day with just a handfull of clouds the views were amazing. As you can see from the image above we were level with the clouds at times which made for interesting images. I have a couple of images with no clouds in them but I think this one works better as it gives you a kind of scale to the height of the mountain and the view below. It was hard work to bring the camera gear and tripod up the mountain but came in very handy. I dont think I would have got a sharp image as it was windy but I was breathing very heavy ( not very fit ). But most of all the tripod was put to good use as an aid so I did not fall or slide on the way back down.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Westport Again


I was is Westport again last week with the family, but managed to get out and take a few images. The weather was great and we had plenty of sun, sea and sand.  The above image was taken from the car park on Mallaranny ( or is it Mulrany, two different sign-posts and on maps ? ) beach. A funny sort of image with the rocks in the foreground. Not much to see over the rocks and the tide was at full-tide. We are looking over Clew Bay towards Croagh Patrick. I kind of like the way we have the smooth curves and surfaces of the rocks set against the mad scattered patterns of the clouds. I was going to crop out the sky to form a letterbox image but left it as is because that's the way I saw the image thru the viewfinder in the camera.