Allihies Beach

Allihies Beach

I look outside now and see the hazy cloud and rain that has descended on Cork and wonder if I was really at Allihies beach and saw the fluffy cumulus cloud stretching off into the distance. It seems like a another lifetime.

Today my wife, Jacinta, and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. It’s a joyful day because we are a happy family with our mad little son but it’s also the first anniversary of Jacinta’s sister’s untimely passing from this world. We went for dinner this afternoon with her family and it was a cheerful gathering, but of course in quiet moments, one’s thoughts stray to Gerry who wasn’t there.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s




  1. Reply
    Tom Atkins May 8, 2008

    Great photos of West Cork Donncha! Really like them. Looking forward to taking lots of my own soon… but I feel your pain about the missing Sigma lens… I had a camera that worked wonderfully… got a taste of upgraditis and sold it… and ended up with a camera that doesn’t autofocus properly. It’s been back to Canon (with lenses) twice now and so I’ve been without a camera for nearly 4 months… Moral of the story – don’t sell that 20D too soon!

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    Latchiko May 9, 2008

    Beautiful shot. Those clouds are fantastic. I love the contrast between the pure white of the clouds and the blue of the sky/sea.

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    Mattias Wirf May 12, 2008

    Very nice deep blue! 🙂

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    Flickr: Phil O'Kane May 20, 2008

    incredible shot donncha! gotta love the wide angle lens!

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    Flickr: uninorth13 May 20, 2008

    Lovely shot.

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    Flickr: KatherineKenny May 27, 2008

    Aww Allihies, you captured it well!

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    Flickr: rons_studio July 12, 2008

    Lovely skies!

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    wow… Absolutely magnificent!

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    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called …Finding Ireland…, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

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    Castletownbere Harbour July 18, 2008

    […] with an impressive cloud hanging over the water. It may possibly be the same cloud over Allihies Beach but that’s probably just wishful thinking on my part. Both photos were taken close in time to […]

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