Posts Tagged: Sea

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher, majestic cliffs in County Clare looking out on the Atlantic Ocean. 7UP are part of the campaign to name the cliffs as one of the new 7 natural wonders of the world. You’ve probably seen the crazy adverts!

It was a really miserable day when we got there. Shooting was really difficult but it was great to finally see the cliffs.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Diverging Lines near Allihies

Diverging Lines at Allihies

I love lines in images so I had to take this shot. It was taken at the same spot as this Allihies photo. What a beautiful day that was!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

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

Hillside Chains

hillside chains

Rusted chains lie on the ground near the walkway to the Mizen Head Lighthouse.

Just saw Star Trek. In my head it was the best thing since sliced bread but it was still a great film. Loved the little nods to the original series. Definitely worth going to see!

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

House with a sea view

House with a sea view

For sale: house with a sea view on beautiful, scenic cliffs in West Cork. Perfect starter home.

No, not really. It’s only a tiny little hut above the cliffs at Mizen Head in County Cork.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Steps to the Sea

Steps to the Sea

Steps lead down to an observation point and small light at the tip of Mizen Head, County Cork.

Blackrock Boat

blackrock boat

A rowing boat lies just below the waterline in Blackrock village, Cork. Tide’s out so it’s not going anywhere!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s

Hotel Los Fariones

hotel los fariones

Snow? Ice? Cold rain and biting wind? What are you talking about? Look at the sunshine streaming down through the palm trees! The swimming pool is nice and refreshing.

I can dream can’t I? This is the view from our room in Hotel Los Fariones in Puerto Del Carmen. Lovely hotel, and while we were there in May 2006 it was nice and quiet. Breakfast is great, although their sausages tasted strange and I still remember that almost 3 years later. Beds were *very* hard. My wife and I had to get a massage by the end of our stay to get rid of the aches and pains from lying on them.

By the last weekend it was busier and I swear, I know it’s an urban myth, but I heard German tourists rushing out to put their towels on the pool loungers first thing in the morning. Looks like I’m not the only one to experience this early morning rush:

  1. Sun lounger towel annexation declared illegal
  2. German sun lounger issue settled
  3. Sun lounger law rules towels illegal
  4. If I actually used the loungers much (I prefered to use them in the late afternoon when it was cooler) I should have followed the advice in the comments here.
    The trick to beating this tactic and not having to deal with the angry sunbather when they return is to leave the towel on the ground and move the entire chair somewhere else.

Camera dDP series

Chains on the Quay

Chains on the Quay

Rusty chains lie unused on a quay in Sheep’s Head, Co Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s