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Fog in the Conor Pass

Fog in the Conor Pass

Looking down on the clouds of fog in the Conor Pass. April 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/13s
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The Conor Pass under cloud

The Conor Pass under cloud

The Conor Pass in Co Kerry exactly a year ago.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/2s
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Fog rolls into the Conor Pass

Fog rolls into the Conor Pass

It was a beautiful evening in Dingle. Light clouds in the distance promised a fantastic sunset. I decided to head to Stradbally Beach to the north of the town but time was running out. Up and down the Conor Pass and as I drove along the road I saw clouds rolls in off the sea and worried they would hide the sun. I looked to my left and saw a blazing red ball of fire hanging a few degrees above the horizon and hoped I’d get my camera out in time to photograph it.

It was my first time to Stradbally Beach and the road I hoped to follow to the beach turned out to be a private caravan & camping site, with a gate across the entrance. I drove on. The sun dipped below the high dunes next to the road and eventually I came across an opening where quickly parked. I grabbed my camera and tripod and ran to the beach, only to see a sliver of the red sun disappear behind the cloud on the horizon! To say I was disappointed is an understatement!
I consoled myself by taking photos of a nearby headland in the cloud, and the rotting wooden stakes of a beach fence that might look good in black and white.

As I drove back to Dingle I saw that clouds were creeping inland from the sea and the sky was still somewhat bright. This photo was taken on the way into the Conor Pass. It was stunning to see and even though I was eaten alive by midgies I’m glad I stopped and it made up for my earlier disappointment.

The Conor Pass and the north side of the Dingle Peninsula was covered in the cloud the next day. The south side basked in boiling heat!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 3.2s
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Black and White Ireland Photos

Fencing in the hills

Fencing in the hills

Fence running away from me in the hills above the Conor Pass, Co Kerry.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 4s
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Above the Clouds at the Conor Pass

Above the Clouds at the Conor Pass

Clouds fill the Conor Pass in Kerry in this photo taken in April 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/5s
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The sun sets on the Conor Pass

The sun sets on the Conor Pass

The Conor Pass, Kerry. August 2020.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/30s
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An Chonair

The Conor Pass, Kerry. April 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/2s
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Cloud Inversion in The Conor Pass

Conor Pass, Kerry. April 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White Canon 20D Dingle Ireland Kerry Landscape Photos Sigma 10-20

Conor Pass Hills and Clouds

This image broke my heart. I spent a long time trying to get the darkened sky layer and the brightened ground layer to merge nicely but I’m still not happy with it.

This small web version looks almost ok but I can still see the offending bits that are wrong.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Candid Canon 20D Dingle Ireland Kerry Landscape People Photos Sigma 10-20 Sky Water

Sunshine on the Conor Pass

This will probably be the final photo from that September 2006 visit to the Conor Pass. It’s taken earlier than some of the others but I’m a sucker for leading lines so it had to go in!
I love the reflection in the water on the valley floor, and the shadows of the clouds.

Must make a trip back there this summer!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Canon 20D Dingle Fog Ireland Kerry Photos Sigma 10-20 Vehicles

I can hardly see myself

As I said previously, thick fog was rolling across the Conor Pass. It was frightening how fast it moved and the light and scene changed utterly.

Here’s it’s obscuring the road down the Pass, making the too-narrow road even more treacherous. I think by the time we left, even this stretch of road and the car park was covered in a thick white fog.

Don’t forget! If you’re around Cork on March 9th, head to the Lough for 3pm. I’m planning a photowalk around The Lough and all are welcome!

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

Fog rolls over the hill

I count my blessings that we had sunlight this day at the Conor Pass. If we had arrived 10 minutes later all I would have seen was a white wall of fog.

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