Today I’m sharing big beach pictures, including some telephoto lens ones. Yep, had to swap the lenses out, what a difference from the iPhone, eh?
This is where I was taking the rock pool photos.
Well, up there, actually. But it isn’t as pretty as the first photo.
I walked close to the waterline, and turned inland to see the tide still draining out. I did get a couple of people in this. Hope they don’t mind.
Only one human in this pic! It’s a big beach, plenty of room to yourself.
iPhone and Hipstamatic app for a change. A couple and their dog walking the waterline.
Telephoto lens; I found a lighthouse! It is just a speck in the previous picture. I think I like this camera. I should have edited this to make it level. I’ve not had to edit at all until now.
Leaving the rock pools behind me. Do you see how the rocks aren’t flat, but angle upward a bit? That gets more pronounced further south.
I’m going this way next…
But before I go, a telephoto shot of Queen Mabh’s (or Maeve’s) Cairn, on top of Knocknarea.
Can’t help but envy your variety of geological features. It’s flat, flat, flat here. You even have texture with all the rock by the beaches and water….we have chunks of concrete…imported and dumped.
#3 and #4 both have refections – and water rippling textures contrasted with the smooth solid sand and lumpy trees.
The next to last one has such wonderful blue shapes in puddles and water that leads the eye in and up to the sky. Good composition.
Enjoyed all the pix. Nicely done
More interesting rocks to come. Seems our whole coast sits on a tilt to the sky.
Yucky about the concrete – we had much the same in FL as there was no rock. Our beautiful pure white beaches were nearly ruined by contractors using Georgia red clay as foundation material! Eejits.
So glad no one can, or wants to, mess with Ireland’s coast the same way.
Thank you for the photo critique – I get giddy and forget that I’m meant to compose most of the time. Pretty! pretty! pretty! Snap snap snap 🙂
Nature composes – we just have to snap!
Third and fourth photos with the reflections of the clouds….really like those!
Me too! As it was quiet just-barely-there-water, it was so still the reflections worked.
Thank you! I’m glad I managed a few decent ones.
Oh what WONDERFUL photos! And DAMN that telephoto lens kicks ass. I had to go back to the previous pic and squint to find the spec.
I’ve just been thinking about my visit to you guys. What a lovely time I had. I miss you so much my dear. Thank you for sharing these pics. I can almost smell the water and the wind. *sigh*
I came away with a salty face and a big smile! Miss you too my dear – maybe once you have the family all settled in the seven of us can go to Germany together after a visit here?
Love the sea 🙂 and lighthouses 🙂
I couldn’t actually see the lighthouse until I got the telephoto out! I miss the Gulf of Mexico where I grew up. Warm, usually calm, and so clear! The Atlantic is COLD!
I bet it’s cold! funny the things you miss with the smaller lens’s hahaaah that is a big change from warm to arctic as good as 🙂
Was it cold? Looks cold.
The water probably was, but I was in a windbreaker and long sleeved tee and took the windbreaker off during my long walk.
Beautiful. I want to move there. Now. 😀
You wouldn’t on a day like today – the wind is brutal!
I’m with Sheena, got to relocate. At the very least I think I need to visit. I’m sure shrinky-poo will give me enough Xanax to make the plane trip…
You don’t like to fly? I love it – except for all the airport waiting.
I detest flying. For me to successfully complete a journey by plane requires quantities of Xanax.
Aww. I have to have a window seat so I can ooh and ahh over every moment. But I wanted to be a pilot when I was a kid.
It almost certainly has to do with the near inevitability that I’ll be on a flight with small children who enjoy screeching “we’re all gonna DIE!” any time there’s turbulence.
Ah, as long as they aren’t screaming from the changes in pressure. You should sit next to me, I go “wheeeeee!” when it gets bouncy!
Oh. Dear. Lord. 😉
Bouncy bouncy fun fun fun! Like being Tigger!
Great pictures of a fascinating beach.
Thank you! It’s just a touch over an hour away, so not too hard to get to!
Why the tiny pictures, given they were oversized on the previous post? Still, magnificent landscape. You can’t get bored of this, can you?
Now, no one has said a word that there was a problem! I used to be able to size my pics, now it doesn’t give me the option. Dammit!