Flowers cling to the rocks in Church Bay, Co. Cork.
Post processing: curves, channel mixer, blurred layer and layer mask, lomo and unsharp mask.
Old rope tied to a rusty old screw embedded in weather beaten mortar at Church Bay near Crosshaven.
I used to dive off this rock about 10 years ago, mind you the tide was in whenever I did!
A tiny sun bleached crab on Inchadoney Beach, Co. Cork.
I like the dreamy diffused glow of this image. It was shot down in Inchadony Beach a few weeks back.
Howto: First of all, I had to straighten the horizon because it was at a precarious angle. I used two layers, I saturated the colours slightly in the bottom layer to bring out the green of the sea weed.
I blurred the top layer and converted it to black and white using the channel mixer. I applied a layer mask of a gradient to make the bottom half of the lower layer visible and changed layer mode to screen with an opacity of 100.
I then corrected lens distortion using ptlens running in Wine. The horizon was noticeably bent but this program did a great job correcting that!
Imagine my surprise when we stumbled upon the above scrawled on the sand at Inchadoney. I had nothing to do with it, honest! 😉
Jacinta and I drove down to Clonakilty yesterday evening where we enjoyed a lovely meal in the Cobra Indian Restaurant. Then it was on to Inchadoney beach to enjoy a walk before the sun set.
I just had to write “WE LOVE WORDPRESS” in the sand after seeing a message about bebo nearby. Thanks Jacinta for the idea!
Final photograph of the groins in Youghal. For the time being. Thanks to Collin and Stuart who told me what they’re called! 🙂
Step up from the beach at Youghal
Another shot from our trip to Youghal. I’m always looking up, down and everywhere!
Ruby, a Springer Spaniel we met last year in Bunnyconnellan, is still down in Myrtleville! Her owner must be living down there somewhere. We threw a stick for her a few times and then walked over to Fennell’s Bay and she followed us with her tail wagging!
It was a pleasure walking with her only spoilt by the idiot teenage girl who threw stones at us from high ground. She and her group of friends didn’t hang around when they saw us returning back towards them. Very brave.