December 30, 2013

Easkey Harbour - Co. Sligo

Stormy Afternoon at Easkey Harbour, Co. Sligo

This, hand-held, 13-frame, portrait format, panoramic stitch was taken on Sunday when a few hardy camera club members explored a small piece of the Sligo coastline. After witnessing a beautiful sunrise at Portavade, the rain slowly crept up on us and arrived just as we were about to head home from Easkey. A very pleasant and enjoyable day with good friends.

December 16, 2013

Sunset - Rush, Co. Dublin.

Sunset - Rush, Co. Dublin TMP_6113

I'm not a 'sunset' kind of guy, but I couldn't let this one slip by. A few weeks ago we were blessed with some beautiful sunsets. Thing is, they were usually over by the time I got on the road home. Not so this particular day. I happened to be working right beside the beach at Rush and when finished, had little time to spare before I'd missed the chance to photograph this beauty. In fact, I'm standing in the car park, leaning against a sign to keep the camera steady ... no time for tripod. I managed to take about 5-frames, then it was over. Very little PS done here, some exposure adjustment in the foreground ... it really was this beautiful!