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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Photos on a walk from Clogher Beach to Cuas na nEighe (Cuas na Nae), on the wild Atlantic coast of the Dingle Peninsula, on the Souh West of Ireland. The sea pinks were just slightly past their best, after some stormy winds, but still looking pretty marvellous.
The Tiaracht is the triangular Island on the horizon above – one of the Blasket Islands group.
Above and below is Inis Tuaisceart, (AKA The Sleeping Giant) another of the Blasket Islands group.
Rough though it looks, the water was relatively calm for this area, on this day.
My walking companions hadn’t seen this spot before, they were enthralled!
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It was a grey day on Ventry Beach, Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland. I have to say I have taken hundreds of photos on this and other beaches in the area, and I have always said that every day is different, so no two photos are ever the same. However, on this grey day with calm water, I felt challenged to make this images look sufficiently different from those earlier shots.
My solution was to convert to black and white, so here they are. I hope you will like them.
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These photos were taken shortly before those in my previous post STILL STORMY. It was very windy. I was at Ballinrannig, Ballyferriter, on the Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland. All these photos were taken from close to the small car park, viewing all around from there.
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The storms seem relentless this year. These shots are from Clogher Beach, on the Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland, a favourite spot for rough sea fans.
With a powerful wind blowing from the sea, the biggest challenge was keeping the lens free of the salty sea spray. So many potentially lovely photos ruined by wet blobs on the lens, and the salty water certainly won’t do my camera or lens any good. On this occasion there was continual wet spray. In the above photo, I caught one of the frequent flurries of foam blobs that blew up from the crashing waves.
It was difficult to get any colour into these photos. I tried converting to black and white but in the end went back to the coloured pics, slightly strange though they may appear.
Moving around to the cliff at the right hand side of the beach, you can see the shape of the beach with it’s foamy frothy water (below). It was shortly before a very high tide.
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I knew there was an extra high tide in as I went to the beach, so there was no possibility of a beach walk, but I hoped for something interesting to capture as the waves would be crashing in to the coast. This was Béal Bán (White Mouth) Ballyferriter, near Dingle, in the South West of Ireland.
The ship beyond is an Irish Navy vessel. They patrol the coast to watch out for illegal foreign fishing boats.
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At Clogher Beach, on the Dingle Peninsula, where dozens of people go for the turbulent water and big wave photos. Yesterday was not particularly rough, but the tide was high and the sun was low when I passed and decided to do a detour to check out the photo possibilities. I found the evening light had a lovely colour and there was an attractive watery haze in the distant atmosphere. Here are several photos of this view, with the island of Inis Tuaisceart (one of the Blasket Island group) in view. This island is commonly known as the Sleeping Giant, or locally as the Fear Marbh (Dead Man).
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The storms are coming think and fast these days. Fierce though they are, they provide a wonderful magnetic attraction, particularly around our coasts, for along with the beasts that they are, they create powerful spectacles in the form of giant waves, massive splashes and magnificent movement.
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