19th July 2013

Last weekend I managed to get away on the motorbike for a day and a half with two pals Friedrich and Les. The weather was perfect and we managed to cover 550 miles in that time. Actually the Friday afternoon it was nearly too hot for the the motorbike with the tar on some of the backroads melting in the heat. On Saturday we made our way out to Achill Island which I never been to before. The scenery on the way out and on the island was spectacular in the sunshine. For the first time ever I was caught between wanting to drive the motorbike and take photographs. If I stopped every time I wanted to take a picture we would not have made any progress!

 

The first shot is of the coastline of Achill Island that can be seen from some of the Atlantic drive.

Settings : ISO 100, 18mm, f11, 1/200sec

Achill Island Coastline
Achill Island Coastline

 

This was taken on our second stop on the island and is a view across the island. As I said there were two many views to choose from!

Settings : ISO 100, 30mm, f11, 1/200sec

Across Achill Island
Across Achill Island

 

View from Achill Island back to the mainland. This was our first stop.

Settings : ISO 100, 18mm, f11, 1/160sec

Achill Island
Achill Island

 

This was taken on our second stop on Achill Island.

Settings : ISO 100, 30mm, f11, 1/200sec

Two Wheels and A View
Two Wheels and A View

 

Last shot from Achill. Have to say I will be back to Achill 🙂

Settings : ISO 100, 22mm, f11, 1/200sec

Four Wheels and A View
Four Wheels and A View

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7th July 2013

Ok I did not realise it is over a month since my last blog!

On Sunday went for a drive and found my way to an area called Ballynafagh Lake, near Prosperous, Co. Kildare. Ballynafagh Lake is a man made lake that was built as part of the canal construction in the late 1700’s. It was used to keep the levels of the canal up as it made its way across Kildare.

It is a really beautiful area and I will be back again. There is an information board at the car park giving details of the history of the area, the wildlife and flowers that can be found around it. It finishes with the thought ‘Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints and kill nothing but time……..’

 

Settings : ISO, 50mm, f1.8, 1/250sec

 

Ballynafagh Walk
Ballynafagh Walk

 

ISO 200, 300mm, f5.6, 1/320sec

Morning Web
Morning Web

 

Settings : ISO 100, 50mm, f1.8, 1/160sec

Ballynafagh Butterfly
Ballynafagh Butterfly

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