Beach

Fountainstown Sunset

The beach at Fountainstown in County Cork faces east but in the twilight there’s still a glow in that direction. This was shot with my 50mm lens, really close to the surface of the water there while gentle waves lapped the shoreline. Unfortunately as a result I had set the focus point so the water […]

Kite Surfer

Kite Surfer

A lone kite surfer flies through the water at Garrettstown Beach in County Cork a few weeks ago. Last weekend with the good weather the beach was packed, but we were there when it was cold, rain drizzled, and a cold wind whipped up the fine sand everywhere. Place was deserted. I like this photo. […]

Springer at Fountainstown

Springer at Fountainstown

I always have a soft spot for Springer Spaniels. The beaches at Myrtleville and Fountainstown seem to be a favourite haunt of them if our experiences are anything to go by. Here’s a Springer that played with my son Adam at the beach in Fountainstown. They had a great time together! Almost recovered. Stomach is […]

Feet in Sand

Feet in Sand

Feeling like crap today because of a bug that’s going around. Worst of it was last night but I can feel it getting worse again. Argh! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 28mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Bucket and Spade

Bucket and Spade

My son’s bucket and spade lie forgotten on Fountainstown Beach while he goes off throwing stones in the water. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/2500s

The green boat

The Green Boat

A green boat sits in the shallows at low tide in Crosshaven, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 20mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Rocky Bay

Rocky Bay

Rocky Bay in County Cork is a beautiful little sandy beach, despite the name. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Hurling on the beach

Hurling on the beach

A man leans on a hurley while his son runs after the sliotar (off picture) down the beach at Garrettstown last March. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/800s

Sand Crab

Sand Crab

A sand crab, moments before it was destroyed by the gleeful swipe of a 2 year old’s foot. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

Lucht Snamha

Lucht Snamha

A warning sign on the beach in Youghal, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Emergency at Kilkee Beach

Emergency at Kilkee Beach

The lifeboat at Kilkee is stored at the top of this ramp going down to the water at the beach. At low tide it’s quite a distance and the wide angle makes a great job of getting it all in! Those two dots on the beach are my family! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

Deep Blue Sky

Deep Blue Sky

The blue sky over Kilkee Beach in County Clare. What a beautiful day that was! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Rubbish Tip on the Beach

The rubbish tip that is Myrtleville Beach

No, this isn’t the landfill site near the Kinsale Road, Cork. It’s the beautiful beach at Myrtleville in County Cork last Tuesday. Disgusting isn’t it? My wife met a friend there who said that last year 3 people would clean the beach each day but this year, because of cuts, only one person was available. […]

Frozen Water

Frozen Water

Waves crashing on the beach at Couminole on Slea Head in County Kerry. Not all frozen water is cold. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1600s

kilkee beach

Kilkee Beach

Kilkee Beach in County Clare is a beautiful stretch of sand going on forever and ever. Well, seems like it, it’s a massively long beach and on the day we accidentally discovered it the sun was beating down on us. Hooray! I have no idea what RMA stands for. That little rock was sitting next […]