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A Storm in the Gap of Dunloe

A Storm in the Gap of Dunloe

Heavy rain and strong gusts of wind were the order of the day in the Gap of Dunloe when Blarney Photography Club visited last month. Made for atmospheric photos if you could keep your camera dry!


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length35mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/500s

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The Buildings of the North Side

The Windows of the North Side

The houses and buildings of the North Side of Cork City looking down on the River Lee, topped by Shandon Bells and the North Cathedral.


Apertureƒ/2.4
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length9mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/590s

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The Bright Lights of Porto

The Bright Lights of Porto

Exactly 2 years ago in 2019 I was in Porto, Portugal with my team on a company meetup. It’s a beautiful city and I would love to get back there some day! That’s the Torre dos Clérigos in the background.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length27mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/2.5s

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The sunrise flows

The sunrise flows over the hill

Because of the disc’s enormous magical field, at sunrise, the morning light flows over like thick golden syrup, accumulating in valleys and then slowly crawling over the top of an hillside. The same can be said about the night, which spreads like plum jam.

Terry Pratchett

Sunrise over Muckross Lake in Killarney, Co Kerry. On a visit there with Blarney Photography Club one morning in October 2021.


Apertureƒ/11
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length191mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/800s

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The Ballydehob Bridge

The Ballydehob Bridge

Early in October we were lucky to have some wonderful weather for almost hours at a time. I spent some of that time in Ballydehob taking photos of the fabulous bridge there.

Ten minutes later it started raining and I was running to the car!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/250s

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Autumn Colours in Blarney Castle Gardens

We’ve been lucky this year that the autumn and early winter has been so mild. It was 15C today! I think of this display as one last hurrah before the cold and rain and wind really sets in.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/50s

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The Groynes of Youghal

The Groynes of Youghal

The groynes on Youghal Beach reach out of a misty sea in this long exposure shot under overcast skies today. Capel Island can be seen in the background.

It’s November but it’s so mild. Lovely day for a walk on the beach!


Apertureƒ/10
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length90mm
ISO100
Shutter speed15s

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Sunset on the road

Sunset on the road

A single exposure at 1/30 of a second because the road, even if it is in rural Ireland on the Dingle Peninsula. Cars drove past at most every 5-6 minutes.

Lightroom’s new masking tools were really helpful working on this image.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/30s

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Cherry Blossom and the Dog

Cherry Blossom and the Dog

A lovely cherry blossom tree frames the front door of a house in Moville, Co Donegal.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/60s

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Rocks in the stream

Rocks in the stream

A stream running past King’s Yard in the Galtee Mountains. Pictured here as it joins the River Funshion.


Apertureƒ/11
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length52mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/5s

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Time for a bath

Time for a bath

About time for your bath, don’t you think?


Apertureƒ/2.2
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length2.2mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/1600s

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Bunches of Mushrooms

Bunches of Mushrooms

Clusters of mushrooms growing out of an old tree trunk by a small river.


Apertureƒ/4
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length50mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/8s