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
Water swirls at Myrtleville

Water swirls at Myrtleville

A long exposure photo I took on Thursday night at Myrtleville with Blarney Photography Club. Unfortunately rain closed in after only half an hour or so and we were forced to leave early. Should have brought the umbrella out!

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 5s
Of sticks and stones

Of sticks and Stones

Just fooling around on the beach at Fennell’s Bay this evening with some long exposure shots of the tide. It’s not something I’d ever done much of and not something I find particularly interesting but I’m always willing to try something new and curious to find out more about it. It’s probably the most relaxing photography you can do, apart from clambering over rocks in an attempt to get at the bigger waves..

I’m glad I remembered the Canon 6D has an optional ISO50 setting. That got me a 1/3 of a second extra exposure before the sun set! :)

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 82mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1.3s