On Béal Bán Beach (White Mouth), Ballyferriter, near Dingle, in the South West Of Ireland, Storm Dennis was beginning to ease, though still pretty fierce, with wild squalls arising frequently. In the above photo, Mount Brandon enjoys a few fleeting patches of sunlight.
This is a relatively sheltered bay, while above, the humpy, lumpy mountainous shapes on the horizon are actually huge ocean swells.
The rock in these two photos is known as Carraig Dubh (Black Rock).
And then came the rainbow. I waited in my van for a heavy shower to pass, and hoped for a rainbow. I nearly missed it – it was so fleeting.
When I was a child, I was told that if I found the end of a rainbow there would be a pot of gold there. I frequently see complete rainbows with both ends in Kerry, but no gold! I once drove into the end of a rainbow on a motorway. It disintegrated as I approached. I had a lottery ticket already purchased for that evening’s draw. I thought surely………. no such luck!
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Following on my earlier post ‘Symphony on sea atlantic movement‘ The following photos were taken the day after Storm Lorenzo last week. I stayed indoors on the day, following the general advice, and it was actually a bit of a non event in this area, not at all as bad as expected. When I went out the next day there was still a respectable amount of turbulence on the water, which I attempted to capture in my photos. I look for movement with pattern, colour and tonal contrasts.
The following photos were taken on a recent trip to the Blasket Islands. Here, I am showing the shots taken when leaving Dingle Harbour before reaching the islands. Island photos to follow later.
The wash from the boat made interesting patterns in the morning light. The town of Dingle sits on the shoreline.
The above small tower is known as Hussey’s Folly. Built in the late 1840s during the years of the famine, for the purpose of providing famine relief employment.
Dingle lighthouse, above and below.
The cliffs around this coast have beautiful and colourful rock formations.
The tower above is Eask Tower, pointing the way into Dingle Harbour, the building of which also provided famine relief employment in the 1840s .
Dunmore Head above.
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Above, Béal Bán, Ballyferriter. Below, Murioch Beach.
Wine Strand, above and below.
Feothanach Beach, on a rather stormy day.
Boat wreck, Banna Beach, above and below.
Kerry stone sheds, below.
Béal Bán above and below.
Murioch Beach, above.
Seal, at Great Blasket Island
Béal Bán above.
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An afternoon walk on Ventry Beach, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.
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These photos were taken on Clogher Beach, on the west end of the beautiful Dingle Peninsula. This is our most popular spot in West Kerry for capturing big bold crashing atlantic waves. Yesterday I took a trip there and took several photos, as one does. How grateful I am that we no longer have to use film that one has to use sparingly for fear of waste and cost. So here are a few of those photos.
The island in some of these photos is Inis Tuaisceart, also known as The Sleeping Giant, or The Dead Man (An Fear Marbh). It is one of the group of Islands known as the Blasket Islands.
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On Feothanach Beach, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry. South West Ireland, on the WildAtlantic Way.
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This is Béal Bán (White Mouth) Beach, Ballyferriter, on the Dingle Peninsula, in County Kerry. It is in the South West of Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way. See below for beautiful rainbow, a frequent companion of our showery weather. I hope you enjoy the photos.
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These were not gigantic waves, just ordinary everyday waves on the Atlantic Ocean, West Kerry, but I zoomed in close to them to capture the individual character of each one or group. Many were taken from the same spot, and the others were from very nearby, in the Ballinrannig area of Ballyferriter, near Dingle, in the South West of Ireland.
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Evening photos on my local beach, Béal Bán, Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsula, in the South West of Ireland.
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