Saturday, December 31, 2011

Forty two years of growth.......

Forestry set  forty two years {I think} ago and now gone for the chop. We will miss the echo shouts and hidding between the trees. It was always a good place for our Easter egg hunt but now stands bare. Will we see the next growth ?????????????? Cloughane Caharn, aughatubrid.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Winning photo

This is my photo that was lucky enough to win the "Say Cheese Photographers" Facebook photo competition. The competition was decided by the photo that gets the greatest number of likes registered by viewers. A total of 116 entries from all areas of the globe, made up the competition, so I am so pleased that my photo was voted the best amoungst some fantastic photos. My thanks go to all of you that voted for my photo, and it is gratifying that the photo to win, came from a member of the "South Kerry Camera Club"

Cromane bay, early December 2011

Photo taken with a Pentax K10d 28-200mm

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice in Eightercua, Waterville

For the first time since we have been living here we went to see the sun go down on the shortest day in the year. The place to go to for sunset on Winter Solstice is Eightercua near Waterville. The ancient Stone row here leads towards the spot where the sun is setting, which I thought would be into the sea, but she rolled slowly down I think Hogshead, and a beautiful sight it was...
I feel spring coming already, the days will be getting longer anyway...
But before that A Happy Christmas to you all!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone....

Just a little peep.......

When Santa got stuck up the chimney
Merry Christmas to fellow photo club members, Hope Santa is good... Took this photo at Molly Galvins, Kenmare.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winterlight over Inny Strand

Pictures taken on a wintry morning on Inny Strand near Waterville
with Olympus E520,14-42 mm, most f/8

Monday, November 28, 2011

A photo walk on the shores of Waterville Lake

Even on a dull day in late November there are lovely colours to be found along Waterville Lake. I was set to try taking photos of flowing water under one of the bridges but found a lot more interesting subjects along the winding road.
All the recent rain creates lovely little waterfalls from the mountains, it does not have to be a trip to torc waterfall to practise taking photos.
Also I was thinking of starting taking photos of mountains or pictures related to mountains for the forthcoming exhibition in February.

Lily Bay at Waterville Lake 1

Lily Bay at Waterville Lake 2

Lily Bay at Waterville Lake 3

road along waterville lake

who is the photographer in the bottom right corner

late autumn colours at waterville lake

Here are my first ever attempts to slow down flowing water with long shutterspeeds.
I would have thought to choose the shutterspeed priority setting, but Michael told me to just go for the highest possible number in aperture ( in aperture priority), which is the smallest aperture ( I always have to "translate" that for myself).  As the day was quite dark I got quite long shutterspeed as a result.
And I admit without a tripod this would not have been possible.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gougan Barra

Look close and you will see the coins thrown in the bottom of the lake.

Using Water colour effects

Five photos stitched together

Yet another wonderful day spent with the South Kerry camera club in Gougan Barra near Macroom Co. Cork. An overcast day but with very still water lovely reflections to be seen. Thanks to Michael and Claude for organising this event.