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Couminole Beach on the Atlantic

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Couminole Beach in Co Kerry takes the full force of the Atlantic waves. 2009.

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Canon 40D Ireland Kerry Photography Photos Sigma 10-20 Slea Head

Silver Lining over Couminole

Silver Lining over Couminole

No matter how bad the day, how crummy and wet the weather is, there’s always a silver lining. This day on the Slea Head the silver lining was the fact that our toddler slept the whole drive around, and of course this photo.

This is the beach at Couminole on Slea Head in County Kerry. It had been pouring rain earlier in the day, it was very windy and cold but the waves pounded the sand and I lapped up the view. Love the countryside in County Kerry!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Canon 20D Ireland Kerry Photography Photos Sea Sigma 18-200 Slea Head Water

Tipping Over

Tipping Over

I thought I had posted this photo of waves crashing down at Couminole Beach before but no, I have posted several shots of waves at that exposed Atlantic beach but not this one!

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Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Canon 20D Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 18-200

Water rushes in

Water rushes in

Waves crash and water rushes in on the rocks at Couminole Beach in County Kerry.

Shot almost 2 years ago on Slea Head!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Black and White Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Frozen Water

Frozen Water

Waves crashing on the beach at Couminole on Slea Head in County Kerry. Not all frozen water is cold.

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1600s
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Beach Canon 20D Ireland Kerry Landscape Nature Photos Rocks Sea Sigma 18-200 Slea Head Water

The sandy beach at Couminole

I photographed the beach at Couminole on the Dingle Peninsula back in 2006 when there was a beach there. There was no sand to be seen during repeated visits there in September 2007.

I had actually quite forgotten I had taken this so it was nice to see the lovely sandy beach!

Trivia – a well known member of Mallow Camera Club who shall remain nameless was caught by the tide and had to remain sitting on the rocks for several hours in wet, foggy and rough conditions until the tide went out again.

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Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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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 Rocks Sea Sigma 10-20 Sky Water

Couminole View

Looking out to sea from the steep walkway down to Couminole Strand on Slea Head, the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry.

The film Ryan’s Daughter was filmed in this area and the beach behind me was featured in the gun running scene! Check it out on Youtube. About 2 minutes into the second clip you can see some of the rocks pictured above. The scenes where the IRA and locals run across rocks with waves crashing on rocks in the background was definitely not filmed on the same beach however. Even at low tide the beach can be crossed in about 4 steps.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s