This is my pastel picture of Croagh Patrick, locally known as The Reek. This was a December view, as the sun set early, and cast a red light over the mountain.
It’s an important landmark that dominates the landscape around the Westport area in County Mayo, in the Republic of Ireland.
According to legend, St. Patrick fasted for 40 days on the summit of this mountain, where there is now a chapel built. Every year, about a million people climb this mountain, and 25,000 of them climb on Reek Sunday, (last Sunday in July) many barefoot, performing various rituals.
I climbed it once, not for religious reasons, but it’s a challenging walk, and really worth the effort, as the view from the top over Clew Bay is amazing.
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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We are getting the usual kind of showery weather here, and it’s a bit of a challenge to sneak a few photos between the showers while also avoiding getting myself and my camera wet. But here are a few attempts I made in the Ballyferriter area of the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry.
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A change of subject matter. At the end of the trad Irish session in a pub ….. Needs no more explanation.
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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