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Clinging Flowers

Flowers cling to the rocks in Church Bay, Co. Cork.

Post processing: curves, channel mixer, blurred layer and layer mask, lomo and unsharp mask.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s

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6 replies on “Clinging Flowers”

grianghraf álainn, a beautiful photo which calls to mind the beautiful poem in the Irish language entitled ‘Na Blátha Craige’ by Liam Ó Flaitheartaigh (famous short story writer in English language) .
The poet addresses the flowers at the base of the cliff, saying what a poor situation they have, a place covered in bird droppings, sea mist and unlit by sun. The flowers respond

‘is cuma linn , a stór
táimid faoi dhraíocht
ag ceol na farraige’

We do not mind at all
we are in the spell
of the music of the sea.

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