The tree in the wheat field

The tree in the wheat field

On the way to Rocky Bay last week we spotted this field so we just had to take a few photos! This is also the first photo I’ve used Affinity Photo on. The original image is below.

The tree in the wheat field

I used the inpainting tool in Affinity Photo to get rid of the branches on the left and a few other things. I did try the same in Lightroom but the clone and heal tools just didn’t work nearly as well. Affinity photo is easy to set up as an external editor in Lightroom, and it even supports 16 bit colour which is a big bonus when working on images!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 32mm
ISO 2500
Shutter speed 1/125s
Nohoval Cove

Nohoval Cove at Night

Nohoval Cove in Co Cork is hidden away near Robert’s Cove but is a lonely part of the world. There’s a narrow road going down there, with just about enough parking for three cars. When the tide is in the water comes all the way to the slip and you have to clamber up on a rocky ledge to safety.

This was my first time down there and I had an enjoyable evening with Mark and Henry of Blarney Photography Club!

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 90mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 115s
The Baltimore Beacon

The Baltimore Beacon

The Baltimore Beacon was the scene of a terrible tragedy on Tuesday when three people lost their lives in the sea there.

It emerged yesterday that the four-strong party — the other being Mr Ryan’s teenage daughter, Charlotte Davis Ryan — may have been fishing rather than walking when tragedy struck.

It is understood that Ms O’Connor may have been knocked into the water first by a wave, and Mr Davis Ryan went to save her.

It is understood that Mr Ryan asked then his daughter to raise the alarm, and that conscious of the lack of mobile phone signal in the area, she ran up the hill towards the Beacon, quickly borrowed a phone from some tourists and made the call. Valentia Coast Guard confirmed yesterday that the emergency call was made from a foreign mobile number.

By then, Mr Ryan had entered the water in an attempt to rescue his son and his girlfriend. The time between the emergency call being received at 6.36pm and the lifeboats arriving at the scene at 6.50pm and taking Mr Ryan and Ms O’Connor from the water was described as “seriously fast” by Valentia Coast Guard.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s