Rocks

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Sheep’s Head Cliffs

The cliffs of Sheep’s Head in West Cork are forever battered by the Atlantic. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Windswept Daisies

Daisies cling to the sparse earth at the water’s edge in Fountainstown, Co Cork. This was taken just a few metres from my previous Fountainstown picture and was mocking me for over 2 years, sitting in my “Work in Progress” folder, defying my attempts to capture the feeling of that cold October day in 2006. […]

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Tir na nOg ar Oilean Chleire

Tir na nOg is the house on the right of this photo. It’s a house that Colaiste Ciaran, an Irish summer school on the island, rents during the summer and where I spent a number of weeks years and years ago. The long, low building attached to the left is a canteen. An Oige have […]

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Warning sign in the wilderness

Another shot of the Electric Wires warning sign I posted yesterday. This one gives you a flavour of the landscape in the area, and the desolate, remote location of the sign. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 125mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Electric Wires

If you’ve ever taken the Naomh Ciaran II to Cape Clear Island this sign will be familiar to you. WARNING ELECTRIC WIRES 60 FT (18 Mtrs) OVER HIGH WATER LEVEL PS. The cheezburger are the latest blog to use the Thieving Duck. Hope they link back to the original post. PPS. They did, saw a […]

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Rough Weather ahead at Allihies

Allihies in West Cork is a beautiful beach surrounded by beautiful scenery but on this day in February clouds hung over our heads, the sun broke through momentarily but the seas still lashed at the coast and I almost got drenched while shooting on the pier there. Love this shot though, well worth braving the […]

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Walking to Mizen Head

The lighthouse at Mizen Head in West Cork is a fairly big tourist attraction in the area, and no wonder. From the visitor center you descend by a sloping path to a narrow bridge between two high cliffs with the sea lashing underneath. The lighthouse itself is nestled at the end of the headland, clinging […]

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The faraway hills of Arizona

When I’d look out on the desert landscape and watch the sun soak away as night fell I was always reminded of Terry Pratchett’s description of sunrise on Discworld where the sunlight slowly filled in all the dark parts of the landscape. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

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Junk in the desert

I’m not sure what this metal object used to be, but it was sitting in the desert on the ranch in Arizona. I loved the contrasting textures and light and shadows so I had to shoot it! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

The sandy beach at Couminole

The sandy beach at Couminole I photographed the beach at Couminole on the Dingle Peninsula back in 2006 when there was a beach there. There was no sand to be seen during repeated visits there in September 2007. I had actually quite forgotten I had taken this so it was nice to see the lovely […]

Yellow Walking Man

Yellow Walking Man An arrow points the way for walkers near Wine Strand on the Dingle Peninsula. Across the water is Ballydavid or Baile na nGall. Beautiful clear skies, lovely calm water. Ideal weather.

The waves at Couminole

The waves at Couminole Waves about to crash down on the nearby rocks at Couminole Beach on Slea Head, Co. Kerry. Originally this was in colour but it lacked punch. Converting it to black and white and slightly overexposing the blue channel created this dramatic scene.

Couminole View

Couminole View Looking out to sea from the steep walkway down to Couminole Strand on Slea Head, the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. The film Ryan’s Daughter was filmed in this area and the beach behind me was featured in the gun running scene! Check it out on Youtube. About 2 minutes into the second clip […]

Footprints in the sand

Footprints in the sand Footprints on a sandy beach on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. The blue sky, fluffy clouds, golden sand and warm breeze are just the tonic for a relaxing break away from it all.

Watching from Alcatraz

Watching from Alcatraz A small hut on the island of Alcatraz looks out on San Francisco. It looks well preserved and anyone in the hut would have a god view of the city and probably the surrounding coastline up to the Golden Gate Bridge.