Along with getting the wedding photos done, I spend a little time each day archiving old photos, and reliving old memories! Today I visited Ireland again, Inch Strand is three miles of sandy beach, so I don’t understand the name. I guess I will have to do some internet research to learn the story behind the name. We were there in October a number of years ago, so it wasn’t very busy, maybe someday I will get back to spend sometime in the summer, and to watch the surfers.
The coast of Ireland is beautiful, one might say that I am all over the map these days, figuratively not physically. I have been going through old files checking key words, and filing of images. Reliving old memories. As I said the coast of Ireland is beautiful, we were lucky, the few days we spent in the Dingle area the sun was shinning, and it seemed to us the country side was almost vacant, hardly anyone around. I guess it helps to be there in late September, “shoulder season” for most tourists. Driving on the narrow windy roads, like the one you see here was easier with less traffic, and not a tourist bus in sight.
It was a bright clear day, and without a graduated neutral density filter I had to make a choice – get detail in the sky or in the coastline. I choose to capture the detail in the rocky coastline. I have a habit of travelling light, and there are times my photos suffer for this! Since this photo was taken I have started to carry some of the filters with me and I am learning to utilize them with some success.
- Boatin Sunday – Dingle Style (bobtowery.typepad.com)
- When in Ireland, explore the Dingle Peninsula. (lifeintheblueridges.wordpress.com)
- The top ten most beautiful spots in Ireland that every tourist should visit (irishcentral.com)
cataloguing, keywording, and organizing holiday photos, I love to revisit the holidays! This guy is just sitting in the shade watching the tourist walk by. Oh wouldn’t it be nice to be able to sit on the beach this weekend and drink margaritas! That is not going to happen this weekend here in Calgary, maybe I will drink margaritas by the fireplace! I hope what ever your plans are that you are making great memories.
It has been a cold weekend, and while I have heard the tempetures will be better during the week, it is just the beginning of winter. Two things I am sure of, first there will be plenty more cold days ahead, and second it would be nice to watch the sunset someplace warm, Waikiki would do nicely.
For this photo I used a long shutter speed and a little movement to create an abstract landscape image.