Beach Black and White Candid Inch Strand Ireland Kerry People Photos Sea Sigma 18-200 Water

Happy child in the water

A very happy boy runs through the incoming tide at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry. The tide came in suddenly forcing all the adults back but it brought a big smile to this youngster’s face!

Originally shot in colour with the sun behind the boy, I had to brighten the image significantly to get any detail in the boy. That blew out the brighter parts of the image so I made it into a black and white image and I’m very happy with the result.

It was competition night in Mallow Camera Club last night. The standard was amazingly high, but then again, a number of old hands, and pros are members as well as newbies like myself. I had to select 15 images for entry and with some difficulty whittled 30 images down to that number. After all that, there was some mix up with the projector and my images weren’t shown anyway. I don’t mind because the deadline for digital images had been during the week, not on the night, and I think images had been copied into the wrong directory. This photo would have been one of those images shown.

Just got an email from Shutterstock, my check’s in the post! Woo!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s

By Donncha

Donncha ร“ Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

8 replies on “Happy child in the water”


I’m an administrator for the group POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE and I’ve just noticed your great pic. It would go together so well with our group’s main idea because it conveys a positive and happy message. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’d be great if you’d consider joining the group. ๐Ÿ™‚ I must mention that I started the group only last week, so please don’t let the small number of members and photos scare you off. It’s only the beginning. ๐Ÿ™‚

So if you’d like to give other people the chance to get positive emotions from your photos, you know where to come. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope to see you soon!


Hi, I’m an admin for a group called The Face of Innocence (p1, i1, c1) Join a contest!, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

There is just one day left to enter this to our contest if you would like! We would love to have you add this if you can! But feel free to enter it in just our normal pool without the water themed contest if you miss the deadline or don’t want to.


Please consider posting a medium size copy to the site below:

The Face of Innocence February Contest -theme "innocence and water"

This is so happy!

You are invited to add your wonderful picture to: Sorrisi/Smiles/Sonrisas

[10ร‚ยฐ Contest: Smiles in the water OPEN!!! This photo will be perfect for our new contest. Please enjoy taking part :-)]

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