Posts Tagged: Beach

Bucket and Spade

Bucket and Spade

My son’s bucket and spade lie forgotten on Fountainstown Beach while he goes off throwing stones in the water.

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/2500s

The Green Boat

The green boat

A green boat sits in the shallows at low tide in Crosshaven, County Cork.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Rocky Bay

Rocky Bay

Rocky Bay in County Cork is a beautiful little sandy beach, despite the name.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Hurling on the beach

Hurling on the beach

A man leans on a hurley while his son runs after the sliotar (off picture) down the beach at Garrettstown last March.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/800s

Sand Crab

Sand Crab

A sand crab, moments before it was destroyed by the gleeful swipe of a 2 year old’s foot.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Lucht Snamha

Lucht Snamha

A warning sign on the beach in Youghal, County Cork.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

Emergency at Kilkee Beach

Emergency at Kilkee Beach

The lifeboat at Kilkee is stored at the top of this ramp going down to the water at the beach. At low tide it’s quite a distance and the wide angle makes a great job of getting it all in!

Those two dots on the beach are my family! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Deep Blue Sky

Deep Blue Sky

The blue sky over Kilkee Beach in County Clare. What a beautiful day that was!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

The rubbish tip that is Myrtleville Beach

Rubbish Tip on the Beach

No, this isn’t the landfill site near the Kinsale Road, Cork. It’s the beautiful beach at Myrtleville in County Cork last Tuesday. Disgusting isn’t it? My wife met a friend there who said that last year 3 people would clean the beach each day but this year, because of cuts, only one person was available. Apparently that morning he had filled up three sacks after the crowds the day before.

What you don’t see here is the used nappy on the road above, the half full carton of rotting salad, the plastic bags and other rubbish. You can’t smell the acrid burning rubbish in an overflowing bin near the slip way. You also missed the Gardai who took away two inebriated underage girls who had been singing and staggering across the beach or the man who was manhandled to the ground outside the gate to Bunny Connellans and probably arrested by the Gardai who ran passed me. A typical day at the beach?

What the hell? What’s up with people? Are they that ignorant of their environment? I remember watching that episode of Mad Men where the Draper family have a picnic in a picturesque green park. Their shiny new car is behind them. Everything is spotless and neat. Then when they get up to leave, the kids are tidied but afterwards the parents toss their rubbish on the pristine lawn. I wasn’t the only one to notice. Great comments on that blog post.

Shame we haven’t moved on since the 60’s.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 179mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s