The old boat at Mizen Head

The old boat at Mizen Head

Next time you’re out at Mizen Head you might notice this abandoned boat lying upside down by the visitor center. I almost missed it but I looked back to get a shot of the cliffs in the background. This makes a nice foreground I think.

Anyway, must have been an awful chore dragging that boat all the way up from the water. It was tiring enough pushing a buggy (and later carrying my bored baby) up from the bridge connecting the lighthouse to the mainland.

It’s a beautiful location. If you’re in West Cork be sure to visit!

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




  1. Reply
    Ruben June 3, 2008

    What a beautiful photo!
    I want to visit Ireland as soon as posible, at the moment i´ll see your photos.

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    Flickr: roaming paddy June 30, 2008

    Great capture Donncha! as are all your pics! Thanks for adding me,I am new to photography so hopefully I can learn from your good photography.

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    Flickr: stabarinde June 30, 2008

    There’s something peculiarly exciting about upside-down boats… a muse which has moved me in the past. Lovely photo this. 🙂

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    Great composition

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    Flickr: Zé™ September 7, 2008

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Boats – Csónakok, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

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    Steve Rapson February 13, 2009

    Hello Donncha;

    Thanks for permission to use you beautiful old boat picture at His poem, Boats, describes it very well.

    Steve Rapson

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