Waves crash on the tyre

Waves crash on the tyre A tyre causes waves to crash up and splash over it on the beach at Garretstown in Co. Cork almost a year ago. This picture languished in my archives until last weekend when I frantically looked about for “Sea” releated material for theme night at the camera club! If you’re around Cork at the weekend, Mallow Camera Club is hosting the SACC Annual Competition and Exhibition tomorrow. A number of other clubs will be enter the competition and should be a good day out. Unfortunately I can’t be there due to prior commitments. Also, on Monday night Des Clinton will give a talk at the… Read More

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Temporary Dwelling Prohibited

Temporary Dwelling Prohibited A Cork County Council warning sign looms overhead at Garretstown Beach, Co. Cork. Luckily I had left the caravan at home and the rubbish was in the bin! This photo shows one of the disadvantages of shooting in Jpeg – it can’t cope with the subtle shades of blue in the sky, although the ugly bands of colour are made worse by my vignetting of the image afterwards. Oops. In other news, I ordered Bibble Labs Pro RAW conversion version using a discount code on The Digital Photography Show. The nice thing is, I can use the Pro edition on Linux and the Mac, which will be… Read More

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Seaside Bubbles

Seaside Bubbles Bubbles in the incoming tide break on the sandy beach at Garretstown about a month ago. I turned this black and white because I love the abstract feel to the bubbles and it makes the grain of the sand beneath more visible. I had to jump up to avoid getting splashed moments later but such are the risks one takes for one’s art!

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Carefree on the beach

Carefree on the beach Shoes off wandering along the beach, the glow of a setting sun and nothing to do but enjoy the moment. Taken in Garretstown last month on a warm Autumn day.

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Dog on the beach

Dog on the beach Oscar ambling along on the beach at Garretstown in Co. Cork. He never liked the beach, there’s just too much dirt and gravel and sand and just plain yuck, but he had a great time that evening. I don’t think Shih-Tzus are the most adventurous of dogs! Compare this picture with an earlier shot before he was groomed. Quite a difference eh? Under Irish law, dogs should be kept on a lead in public places at all times, and really should not be allowed on a beach but I made sure he did his business before we went anywhere near the sand! He’s so timid he… Read More

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Beached Whale

Beached Whale A beached whale on Garretstown Beach last November. A notice which is being read by the man in the foreground reads that this is a female long finned pilot whale and asks that people do not remove or bury it as it is required by researchers. I was reluctant to post this picture in the past 2 months but after what happened in London when a whale died it spurred me to find this photo again. This was taken on the same night as this photo and this one.

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