A soft day here in Ireland usually means a calm grey drizzly day – or so I think that’s what it means. Someone else might tell you something different.
These photos are from one of those days – grey and dull. I didn’t even bother to bring my best camera, as I set out on my walk; the mobile phone was my only tool.
However, it wasn’t long before the clouds started to disperse, giving way to lovely soft atmospheric effects.
These cattle were in a field overlooking the beach, in Ballyferriter, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, in the South West of Ireland.
Is it a rainbow or a fogbow? It’s kind of in-between really.
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An evening walk to catch the last of the evening light on a local beach. This beach I know as Cúl Dorcha, at Ballinrannig, Ballyferriter, on the Dingle Peninsula, in the South West of Ireland.
The setting sun cast a lovely light on the incoming waves.
There were a few surfers, spending more time off the boards than on them.
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More Ballinrannig shots here:
Some shots of Ventry Beach (again!) just with my mobile phone, on a couple of recent walks. The phone has developed an annoying habit of reverting to low resolution – used to stay on high res, now I have to keep checking. Anyway here are some of the results.
The sky being unusually clear for this climate, combined with a very calm sea, like a lake, made for some fairly minimalist images, especially this one above.
Below, on a different day, the clouds created a much more interesting sky and some lovely patches of light and shade.
A socially distanced conversation about social distancing, one could guess, above.
Doesn’t this beach look quiet? Yet there was nowhere to park in the small car park. One way of keeping the beaches quiet here. Currently the area is full of visitors.
I hope you have enjoyed walking with me. This is Ventry Beach, a few miles from Dingle Town, on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, South West Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. Obviously not looking so wild in these captures, but for some really wild ones, please visit my website, try this tag:
Here are some photos taken on a recent evening around my house.
Recently I visited Ventry Beach a couple of times. It’s not far from my home on the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry, on the South West of Ireland, and it’s a nice long beach for a walk.
Being a fine sunny day, the sky was kind of featureless and with no clouds and moving shadows to add drama, it was a little more challenging to find interesting compositions. This guy who came by in an inflatable kayak added a little interest to the situation.
Now this unfortunate creature was not what I was expecting at the far end of the beach. A minke whale, that apparently beached itself. I heard that a couple of nights earlier some people had pulled him back out to sea, but he just came in again. Despite attempts to keep him hydrated, he (or she) eventually died.
Note the little heart shape of stones that someone has made.
A sad sight, but so common!
Fishing boats, above.
On an earlier walk, I only had my mobile phone, someone was kite surfing. I just made the best of the situation.
This mobile home is in a park beside the beach. I decided to photograph it because it used to be mine, some years ago, so I have a sort of emotional attachment to it. It’s had 2 owners since then. The colours and puppets etc. are the current owners’ doing, my colours were mostly inside, at the time. I loved it, but maintaining it was a bit of a responsibility. The roof once blew off at 5.00 am one morning! Not funny! One winter, 2013/14, 12 or more mobile homes were destroyed completely there in the storms, and the tide came in around some of the mobiles.
That’s all from Ventry Beach for the moment. Thanks for viewing my post. More images of Ventry Beach on my website:
Also, do checkout some of my earlier posts with Ventry photos. Unfortunately I have already deleted some in order to make more storage space for my media. But these one are OK I think.