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Cork Ireland Photos

Gougane Barra at Sunrise

Gougane Barra at Sunrise

Gougane Barra, where the River Lee rises and the location of a monastery Saint Finbarr built in the 6th century. A modern chapel, called St Finbarr’s Oratory dates back to 1903.

The image above is a HDR panorama of 9 photos merged together in Lightroom and is a result of a very early visit with Blarney Photography Club this morning. The spectacular light was totally worth getting up at 5am for!

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/8s
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Ireland Photos

From Dunquin to The Blasket Islands

From Dunquin to The Blasket Islands

Shortly after the sun has set on Dunquin Pier in Kerry, looking out towards The Blasket Islands and An Fear Marbh.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/13s
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Ireland Photos

Ballycanneen Sunset

Ballycanneen Sunset

I was late getting to Dooneen Pier this particular evening so I pulled over and took photos from where I stopped. A couple of nice photos came from this evening. They’ll appear here over the next few months. 🙂

HDR image was made in Affinity Photo. It did a much better job than Lightroom. I did import it back into Lightroom to touch up and keep it within my normal photography workflow.

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Ireland Photos

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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Ireland Photos

Tied up at Dingle Harbour

Tied up at Dingle Harbour

Moments after the sun set over the Dingle Peninsula I went for a walk and captured this HDR panorama of Dingle Harbour from the pier there. The sky was mostly clear but there was a well placed cloud sitting just above the hills to catch the light of the already disappeared sun.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/3s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Sunset at Garrettstown

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 50
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Photography Photos

Lost Lake

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
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Photography Photos

Lost Lake

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
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Photography Photos

Lost Lake

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
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Photography Photos

Valley Trail Bridge

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
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Photography Photos

Valley Trail Bridge

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 50
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Photography Words

Cross-processing, Lomo, Fake Model, HDR, Sin City

Here’s yet another photo processing effect that may be destined to become yet another over used style on Flickr: The Sin City Style draws inspiration from the artwork of Frank Miller’s Sin City.
The example image is as gritty and powerful as Miller’s work and hopefully someone won’t write a Photoshop plugin or action to automate it. At least not for a week or so anyway.