Ballydavid Head is another magical place I visited on Dingle Peninsula. To get to this place, I had walk down very steep cliff but going back up was a killer. There was plenty of clouds when I arrived but closer to sunset it started clearing and clouds started building on the horizon. Not a good thing really, when you put so much effort to get to location and eventually sun gets blocked by clouds. However, it was one of the most enjoyable moment of my trip. I love these moments when I can just sit on the cliff and relax. I bet my friends on the top struggled from gusting wind, when I was hiding behind massive rocks, enjoying my time.
This photograph was taken around 45 minutes before set. I always say that it's worth to arrive at location early and that shot proves it.
The Lonesome Boatman. I've loved that tune since I was a kid, RTE used to play it every night at Closedown after the last broadcast finished. Haunting and beautiful. I hadn't thought of it in a long time, but as I waited for this fisherman to cross the sunstream it flowed into my mind and brought me right back. A swell of memories took my breath away. Very happy I got the photo, the connection sparks every time I look at it. Magic.
I have never got more soaked than during my last visit to Kerry. Gusting wind from West was making things worse and rain was horizontal 🤣. My rain gear couldn't last that lashing. I walked up Three Sisters looking for some good views. When I reached the second one I found some nice spot with great views but local friend called asking if I want to meet on Sybil Head. That was some cliff walk. 4 km in rain and wind. I arrived absolutely drenched. Weather was changing quickly and showers were coming one after another. I looked North side, towards Three Sisters and saw this beautiful rainbow. It was still raining there but light was super. Additionally friend Jaro, stood on one of the hills, looking like he was trying to reach it. I couldn't miss this opportunity. Initially my shot was horizontal but I decided to crop it to create bigger impact for a viewer. I hope I did good job.
Three Sisters and Ballydavid view, Sybil Head, Dingle, County Kerry
I am back from fantastic trip to Dingle Peninsula in Kerry. Weather was just crazy and I don't know how many times I got destroyed by the rain. I can honestly say it was one of the best light conditions I ever experienced in Ireland....for the whole 4 days. Literally every place I went to offered fantastic views and light. It was so worth to get wet. Company I was working in made the trip full of fun. Thank you James, Tom, Brian and Peter...aso it was great to meet Rodney.
Cappagh beach on North part of Peninsula is a brilliant place to visit. It only takes a short walk and you can find so many subjects like paterns on sand, small streams, rocks and stones etc. With the ocean and fantastic view on the mountains, nothing can't get wrong. I took a little stroll along the beach and when I passed the rocks, what was waiting for me? Massive log pointing to mountains. I couldn't miss that oportunity and only thing I was waiting for was some light. There was plenty of clouds on the horizon but soon after sunrise it started clearing. Well, not entairly as it was happening quite often during the trip, I had to get little bit wet. I was testing the shutter speed to record some of the water movement and then this little wave camealong the log creating half of the heart, looking like log splited it. Now I have to say that is symbolic. I was always saying that I prefer photographing in Donegal than Kerry but I have to admit that Kerry stole my heart...at least half of it :) Cappagh Beach, Dingle Peninsula, Kerry
I saw all of my friends posting pictures of brightly colored buildings and I wanted to join the club! These particular buildings are on an adorable street in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland! Such a charming place!
Ballybunion Castle. Bit by bit the Atlantic Ocean is claiming her. There’s a small stone tunnel (lined like a beehive hut) from the castle which went to the old church (now destroyed). I used to work cleaning the beach and came across it on the the cliff to the South (chasing a Twix wrapper if I’m not mistaken). You’re looking at the castle from the inside. I wonder how long it has left.