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Igreja dos Clérigos Overlooks Porto

Igreja dos Clérigos Overlooks Porto

The Igreja dos Clérigos in Porto has an iconic 75m high bell tower that dominates the skyline close by. November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 105mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 6s
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Construction in Porto

Construction in Porto

A familiar sight to many is the cranes that loom overhead in cities.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 8s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Tivoli Docks on the Lee

Tivoli Docks on the Lee

Looking over on Tivoli Docks from the Blackrock side of the River Lee. November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1s
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Light Trails in Porto

Light Trails in Porto

The lights of passing cars make light trails in the air in Porto, Portugal. November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 8s
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The Moon and Venus and Valetta

Moon and Venus and Valetta

The Moon and Venus look down on The Grand Harbour of Valetta in Malta. October 2019.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s
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Ireland Photos

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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Lanzarote Sunset

Lanzarote Sunset

The sun has set over the distant hills as seen from Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s
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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

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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Ireland Photos

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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The Grand Harbour at Night

The Grand Harbour at Night

The Grand Harbour, Valetta, Malta.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 13s