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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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Around And Around We Go

Around And Around We Go

The Spin City Funfair visits Dingle during the summer months and features the “Star Flyer” where participants are raised about 40m into the air before twirling them around and and around. No way will you get me on something like that! I’ll happily take photos of it though.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 240mm
ISO 4000
Shutter speed 1/250s
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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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Castlegregory Beach

Castlegregory Beach

Sand that goes on for miles and miles so it’s easy to find a spot for your towel. Lovely beach and the water is warm!

Camera SM-G998B
Focal length 2.2mm
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Night Falls on Dingle

Night Falls on Dingle

The long Summer evenings eventually turn dark, but clear skies remain bright for hours after sunset.

Texaco Dingle, where petrol is €1.559/lt.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 118mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1.3s
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Right next to Wine Strand

Right next to Wine Strand

If you go down to Wine Strand on the Dingle Peninsula but go straight ahead instead of turning right you’ll come across another beach. Lovely to walk on but I heard that it can be dangerous to swim there because of the local currents.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Coumeenole Beach

Couminole Beach

Can’t go to Dingle without going to Coumeenole Beach. Haven’t ever swam there but it’s a lovely spot.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Take a Break

Take a Break

When you need to rest you’ll take it anywhere. Dingle, Co Kerry two weeks ago.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 240mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Setting Sun over Dingle

Setting Sun over Dingle

The setting sun lit up clouds over the local hills of the Dingle Peninsula earlier this month.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 78mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
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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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Islands in the Atlantic

Islands in the Atlantic

Looking out from the Dingle Peninsula on a cold October evening in 2020.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 105mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s
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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