Everyone in for a swim!

We spent this evening at Garrettstown Beach. Wow, what a day. First time swimming in the sea in several years. IT WAS COLD! I’d forgotten just how cold the Atlantic can be. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Braving the water at Garrettstown

The weather for the first 3 and a bit months of this year have been miserable. It’s been raining, and cold and windy and miserable. The sun has poked through the clouds for a few days at a time, or more usually in between rain showers it would brighten slightly before the clouds gathered for another onslaught. So, even though there was a good possibility of rain and the forecast said there were 54km/h winds yesterday I decided we should go to the beach! Luckily it wasn’t freezing but the wind was almost enough to blow us off our feet and it whipped the sea up into a churning mess… Read More

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Waves Crash

Waves crash into the sea wall at Garrettstown Beach, Co Cork a few weeks ago. Beautiful day for a trip down there and the wind blew the sea into violent waves pounding the man made obstructions on shore. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

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Football on the beach

3 boys playing with a football on Garretstown Beach. The tide was coming in and I watched them kick the ball out into the water. The day was freezing though with a strong offshore wind. Brrrr. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 144mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Kite Surfer

A lone kite surfer flies through the water at Garrettstown Beach in County Cork a few weeks ago. Last weekend with the good weather the beach was packed, but we were there when it was cold, rain drizzled, and a cold wind whipped up the fine sand everywhere. Place was deserted. I like this photo. Made the trip worthwhile! 🙂 Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/2000s

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Feet in Sand

Feeling like crap today because of a bug that’s going around. Worst of it was last night but I can feel it getting worse again. Argh! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 28mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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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

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so many people pass me by

Footsteps in the sand speak of many people passing this way. Shot at Garrettstown Beach in October 2006. A very different shot to my previous Footprints in the sand. Remember a few weeks ago I explained how I backed up my photos? Good thing I have backups as my first external drive has possibly died. It wouldn’t mount at first, and the drive kept making “spinning up” sounds but it has finally been recognised by Linux. Unfortunately attempts to get even a directory listing result in input/output errors. I’m doing an fsck of it but I’ll probably be buying another drive tomorrow! Everything is backed up. There’s 411GB, or 8… Read More

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