Friday, June 29, 2012

On the Road to Killarney....

HDR Capture 3 Brackets ~  Processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro ~ Snap Art3 ~ Photoshop
We departed Dingle and headed for Killarney making a stop at Minard Castle along the way.
I loved the sweep of curved boulder filled beach and headed for the distant shore thinking I could get a sweeping shoreline shot leading to the castle but by the time I climbed over the rounded boulder shoreline it was too late....with the other guys choosing the short easy path and setting up right in front (for a fabulous shot I might add)...but that was OK, I turned my eyes toward the rocks filled with sea critters, seaweed and embedded shells. So I got my 105mm macro lens out and went to work. I loved the natural colors of the sea life here and the amazing patterns and designs they had created. I just needed to get the focus right, find an interesting composition, and get my tripod legs wiggled into the right spots. I could have stayed here for hours! This was a fabulous shooting venue! For many types of photos..seascapes, shoreline details, and the Castle..with a small waterfall running into the sea! Awesome! Today is a bit windy and rainy and I am departing for I have to get on the road now! Time for more exploring and touring. Almost forgot the Irish Blessing:
May the blessing of light be on you—
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.

Ireland even has green worms, look closely in the upper right under the seaweed leaf and you will see one!

After I cloned everyone out I was not happy with the quality of  the image and decided to add a little Snap Art3 Filter so you could at least see what I was going for...and the boulders I climbed over to get there. This was a "soft" they say.