Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Landscape, Photos, Sigma 10-20

Rusty old fence at the Conor Pass

A rusty old fence is all that protects you from a nasty fall down a fairly steep hill down to the valley floor at the Conor Pass.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Animals, Autumn, Baile na nGall, Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Nature, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Sky, Sun

Donkey eyes staring at me

The donkey knows everything. He stands in his field every day contemplating life.

This is the same donkey I posted before in Baile na nGall, Co. Kerry. We passed that way last September and I didn’t see him so if you see a wandering donkey, tell him I said hi!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Beach, Black and White, Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Vehicles

Holiday Caravan

A holiday caravan near a beach on the Dingle Peninsula.

This caravan has been in the same spot for at least the last 2 years, and probably longer. I wanted to shoot it for quite a while but it wasn’t until I converted this shot to b/w that I was happy with it.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Boat, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Vehicles

Cu Na Mara

A bright red trawler pictured in Dingle Harbour last September.

The name of the vessel, “Cu Na Mara”, literally means "Hound of the Seas"!

Bigeoino says I made it to the front of “Cork Places”. Does anyone know what that is? Is it a magazine? I’m going to ask in Easons later today.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1000s
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Boat, Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Sun, Urban

Maxol fuels the boats

A fuel truck from Maxol fuels a boat docked at Dingle Harbour with diesel.

Meanwhile, a long lorry next to it is loaded with goods from the boat. Busy times.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky

You’re a star

So that’s what happens to reality tv show judges when they retire. They go off to Dingle and work on a trawler!

In the background is an old burned out trawler that has been tied up to the quay in Dingle for at least the last 18 months. I have photos of it from last year too!

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 11mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1000s
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Baile na nGall, Beach, Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Landscape, Nature, Photos, Rocks, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Water

Yellow Walking Man

An arrow points the way for walkers near Wine Strand on the Dingle Peninsula. Across the water is Ballydavid or Baile na nGall.

Beautiful clear skies, lovely calm water. Ideal weather.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Landscape, Nature, Photos, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, Water

Dingle

The town of Dingle, or “An Daingean” as it’s officially known as now. The name change has upset many local people who mourn the loss of their identity and fear that the brand recognition of the name Dingle will be lost on (mostly American) tourists who flock here through out the summer.

The 2005 Placenames Order changed the name and it’s an utterly silly law. Yes the town is in an Gaeltacht, the Irish speaking part of the country. Yes, more people (hopefully?) speak Irish in those parts than in others, but a region does not survive on it’s own without interaction with non-Irish speaking people. I’m all in favour of An Gaeilge but this law is wrong.
Luckily, locals have stencilled the word “Dingle” back onto most signage but they missed a few signs here and there.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Beach, Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Landscape, Nature, Photos, Rocks, Sea, Sigma 18-200, Water

The waves at Couminole

Waves about to crash down on the nearby rocks at Couminole Beach on Slea Head, Co. Kerry.

Originally this was in colour but it lacked punch. Converting it to black and white and slightly overexposing the blue channel created this dramatic scene.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 125mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky

Shadows of a blue sky

Shadows from unseen clouds leave their mark on the ground telling of their passage through the heavens.

Shot on Wine Strand, Co. Kerry, looking across the bay.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Autumn, Canon 20D, Dingle, Ireland, Kerry, Landscape, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Sky

Sunlit Grassy Slopes

Tough grass that’s lovely and springy to walk on edge to the horizon where a cloud floats serenely in the blue sky. Life is good!

This is taken close to this photo of the same slope but the mood is completely different.

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