Kinsale after Sunset

Posted by Tim on 26 September 2017 - 12:02pm

A couple of nights ago I was at a place called James Fort taking images of Kinsale from across the water. Trying to get a kind of night shot of the town so you can see a bit of what our shoreline looks like from across the harbour. We have fishing boats as well as sailboats, inflatables, and powerboats. While taking this shot, several fishing trawlers left to head out to sea for a night of fishing. Here's a bit of what it looked like:

Kinsale at night 

Sunset at Garretstown Beach

Posted by Tim on 7 September 2017 - 12:03pm

A couple of nights ago, Ger, a friend from the camera club rang me and asked if I was available to go see if we could get a sunset shot at the beach. As it was, I had nothing I HAD to do for a couple of hours, so we packed the camera gear and off we went. Most of the time you hope for a brilliant sky  to light up, but we don't usually get that here - but we did get something! A gap in the clouds allowed the Lord's sunlight to shine through, this is what I was able to capture...

ocean sunset                                                          SUNBREAK OVER THE SURF

Ocean and rocks                                            THIS VERSION IS 'ON THE ROCK'

The Milky Way ...

Posted by Tim on 18 August 2017 - 12:13pm

A couple of weeks ago two guys from the camera club invited me to join them in a night shoot. We are piled in one car and drove to Killarney, about 90 minutes from here in Kinsale. The hope was to get a clear night with no moon. We knew the moon wouldn't rise until are 2:00am, so fingers crossed on the 'clear night' part as that is rare.

We checked into our B & B, went out for dinner, then headed to a place called The Gap of Dunloe, about 20 minutes outside of the town. We arrived around 10:00 pm to get set up in the middle of a sheep pasture! We could see the 'gap' of the mountains plus a small lake between us and the gap. This is where we wanted the Milky Way to appear! Our photography night sky app said we had a chance, and at about 1:30 am, I got the shot here!

milky way in Killarney 

Cobh, Ireland

Posted by Tim on 9 August 2017 - 12:04pm

There is an amazing cathedral in the port town of Cobh, Co Cork - Cobh is pronoumced 'Cove' and we visited this village last week; it is very near Cork, actually a part of Cork. Cobh is the last port Titanic docked before it's fateful voyage that ended in disaster. Here's a shot of the inside of the Cobh cathedral: 

Cobh cathedral 

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