Posts Tagged ‘beach’

Day 115 – Youghal Beach

April 11, 2010 1 comment

A few minutes after taking this shot I locked my keys in the car. At least I had my camera to keep me busy while I waited to be rescued.


Day 105 – I’m back

January 26, 2010 Leave a comment


A sunset from a beach in Cork Harbour.

It’s been a very busy month for me with work, renovating my sisters house,  a car crash, etc.  Oh well I’m back now, all is good.

I have loads of images from while I was ‘missing’ to upload over the next few days so posting may be a bit erratic as I catch back up.

Manual Reading

Page 119, Focusing manually.

Professional Images Studied

Alain Briot.

Work towards self employment

I had plenty of time to think things over for the past few weeks. Things are gaining momentum and I finally feel like I’m actually getting somewhere.

One more for tonight

Day 83 – Rocky Bay

December 12, 2009 Leave a comment


This is Rocky Bay in Cork, I had been meaning to go here for ages so decided to try and find it today. I was only out scouting the beach but ended up staying there for some time and filling a memory card. I should have set up the tripod.

Manual Reading

Page 98, AE Lock.

Photographer images studied

I browsed through some of the image on Best Camera application.

Work towards self employment

Nothing yet but the night is still young.

Day 63 – Please don’t walk through my frame.

November 22, 2009 2 comments


I arrived at my chosen location to find a 60-70mph wind blowing making things very difficult. Sand was been blown all over the place and just standing still was a problem. My initial plan had to be changed so I went in search of some smooth sand in the dunes. I eventually found a piece which hadn’t been walked on and took a few test shots to get an idea where best to place my tripod. I set up the tripod, took my bag off my back, attached the camera to the tripod and to my surprise a guy went deliberately out of his way off the track in the dunes to climb up to where I was. He then proceeded to around my tripod and walk straight through where I was setting up to make an image of. Some people.

Anyway I ended up with this eventually. I’m still playing with Silver Efex Pro so forgive the almost certain excessive amount of B&W images over the coming days.

Manual Reading

Page 75, Auto Reset (file numbering)

Photographers Images Studied

Michael James Brown.

Work towards self employment

I just organized my ‘office’ a bit better today, it’s amazing how much paperwork I’m accumulating already. More reading and planning but nothing that feels like a step up as yet. I suppose every bit counts though.

Day 49 – On the beach

November 8, 2009 Leave a comment


I managed to get a few hours on a beach today. As you can see from the picture it was a mixed weather type of day here today. It’s great to be able to get outside in the daylight on the weekends.

Manual Reading

Page 53, Image Settings.

Professional Photographers Images Studied

Landscape photographer Adam Burton.

A few more from today