Fountainstown Sunset

Fountainstown Sunset

The beach at Fountainstown in County Cork faces east but in the twilight there’s still a glow in that direction. This was shot with my 50mm lens, really close to the surface of the water there while gentle waves lapped the shoreline.

Unfortunately as a result I had set the focus point so the water would be in focus and today forgot to change it, thus ruining a nice photograph at a family occasion. Then the focus somehow got kicked into manual on my 18-200 lens and ruined another few photos. Oh well.

Love this shot though!




  1. Reply
    Sheri September 20, 2009

    Great image! I love the color. I’m always drawn to images of water for some reason…

  2. Reply
    Matty September 20, 2009

    This is lovely. Totally agree with Sheri re the colour.

  3. Reply
    patty September 22, 2009

    reminds me of an impressionlist painting

  4. Reply
    Sorcha October 1, 2009

    Its a gorgeous photo! I love the way you focused on the water!! and I live in fountainstown 😀 thats how i found this pic! i love photography and try and get as many pics as i can when i’m out and about! on your next visit to fountainstown you should definetly walk up to the damn when the tide is out, you’d get some amazing photos

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