Monday, November 17, 2014

Rocks - with Art and without Art and a Sunset

Last Sunday Tech Amergin, Waterville has organised a workshop on Rock Art and Even guided the group after an highly interesting introduction showing Rock Art all over the world to several locations where this carvings can be found on the Iveragh Peninsula. Unfortunately the weather was not very fortunate and some of the objects had even to be inspected in the light of a flashlight. However, using this artificial lighting generated a few quite interesting pictures.
The next day the sun came out and we walked the dog on the very North-Eastern end of Valentia, on the Cliffs underneath the Valentia Radio Station.
The day finally ended with one of those glorious Sunsets which you must photograph, even if you have already loads of similar ones on your harddrive.

Stone Cross Carving above Waterville

Cups and Rings on Slab above Waterville

Engraved Cross with Cups on Slab above Waterville

Slab with above Rock Art Carvings over Waterville

Cups with Ring and other Carving

Maltese Cross and Bird on standing slabs at old Burial Ground at Teeromoyle

Cross with Cups at Teeromoyle

Maltese Cross at Teeromoyle

Rock with multiple Cups in field near Caherdaniel

Manmade Cups incorporating natural straight Cracks in the Rock

Using the Torch to bring out Carvings

Valentia Island near Radio Station

Dry Stone Wall going down to the Entrance of Valentia Harbour


Valentia Radio Station

Groove going down to the Sea

Ponds on the Cliff

Rising Tide

Sun over Bray Head

Geokaun Mountain and Fogher Cliffs

Quartz Layers in the Cliff Rocks

Wave Splash

Rocks in the setting Sun

Ancient Ruins

Sunset with Skelligs

Clouds and Sun going down

Even the Cows think it is beautiful

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Walking the Dog along the Cliffs of Valentia Island

Today I used a few hours of sunshine to walk the dog along the Cliffs on the Western part of Valentia Island. Unfortunately I took only the digicam with me which had obviously a bit of problems to cope with the dramatic however difficult light situation. Nevertheless I think some of the images do capture the beauty of the sun mixing with the stormy waters and the drifting spray.

Braking waves hit the rocks

Rocks and Foam

Boggy pool on Cliff tops

Waves roll into Inlet

Drifting Spray

A Taste of Salt is in the Air

More Brakers and Spray

Land and Water

Flying Spray

Pieces of Foam are blown up from a Cove