Friday, July 8, 2016

South Kerry Camera Club Schedule of meetings

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Valentia Island Lighthouse

Yesterday the club outing led us once again to Valencia Island lighthouse. Thanks to Richard we had access to the inside and could see how the lighting system was changed since the last time we visited the lighthouse in 2011. All mechanical moving parts were gone and replaced by a comparably small LED system. Luckily the original prisms are still in place and provide stunning colour and distortion effects

stair well Valentia Island lighthouse
The stairwell in the lighthouse

emergency lighting in the lighthouse operating room
Emergency light in the operating room underneath the prisms

LED light in old prisma Valentia Lighthouse
The new LED light in the centre of the old prisms. Doulus Head is reflected upside down on the prisms.

Camera reflected in prisms
My camera and Beginsh island are reflected in the prism and superimposed by the LED bulb.

prism of Valentia Island lighthouse
Looking down on the rocks Valentia Island was built on

Prism distorts Doulus Head
A prism shifts Doulus Head on two different levels

LED bulb in front of the red sector
The LED bulb in front of the lights red sector facing the Valentia harbour side.

light broken in blue colours by the prism
Looking from different angles on the prisms, various colour effects can be observed.

rainbow colours in the prism of Valentia lighthouse
More colours and the rocks near the lighthouse upside down

view of the lighthous keeper home
View of the former lighthouse keepers home through a window in the staircase.

All pictures with Olympus E5 on tripod. Copyright by Franz Schenk

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Port Magee

After a long pause, the Camera Club came together again for taking photos. A bitterly cold wind from North at Port Magee, County Kerry made the first outing of this year a little bit of a challenge.

Harbour and boats
Anchor at Port Magee

boat at the sea
Currach at Port Magee

boats and harbour, Ireland
Boat for shrimp fishing

Boats and harbour

Harbour Bar
Fisherman´s Bar at port Magee pier  

Boats and harbour

Port Magee harbour, county kerry, Ireland

Hotels and Bars, Port Magee, County kerry Ireland

fishing gear

fishing gear, Port Magee, County Kerry, Ireland
Lobster pots on the pier of Port Magee

All pictures © Franz Schenk

Friday, April 1, 2016

St. Patrick´s Day Parade Waterville 2016

St. Patrick must truly be a mighty saint because he managed some brilliant sunshine on his day after four months with nearly continuous rain and gales. But don't worry, today we were back to normal with rattling roofs and soaked socks. Enjoy the bright pictures of a lovely parade put on the street by the people of Waterville, Kerry.

Nature´s treasure pot

The saint wonders: Where are they marching in?

Charlie still head down

Now Charlie is head up

Here they come


O what fun

All the Charlies are on the road

Even the tiny little ones

You don´t get away these days without the baddies

There were times when tractors did match the road size

Another beauty of times gone by

This way I could be persuaded to exercising, too

How can the electorate dare to make it so difficult for them

Treats for the kids

Heading back to the jury platform

Everyone gets a well earned medal

 All photos © Franz Schenk
Taken with Olympus E-5 and edited in Lightroom 6; special effects with Nik collection plug-in from Google