Posts tagged ‘Bridge’

July 17, 2009

B&W

Nikon D70s, f6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO 200, 105mm equivalent

Nikon D70s, f7.1, 1/200 sec, ISO 200, 51mm equivalent

Nikon D70s, f9, 1/320sec, ISO 200, 27mm equivalent

Panasonic LX1, f5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 80, 28mm equivalent

I don’t know why but I’m in a black and white phase at the moment. I think this happens when there are lots of shadows and textures in the pictures that I want to emphasise, something that often is not noticed in a colour picture.

OK the first one was taken at a place called “Cae Du“, near um well not near anywhere really, but obviously on the coast and looking west and north towards Snowdonia.

The Rickety old bridge is near Barmouth. It was one of those “do you think we’ll make it moments”, but we made it, having to pay 60p for the privilege – quite a contrast from our journey to Dublin port to get the ferry, where we had to pay €12 to get through the tunnel!

Before we had two little ones in tow, my wife and I had greatly enjoyed climbing England and Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon, complete with a cold beer in the restaurant at the top! Now though we have to get the train so this picture was taken out of the window on the incredible hour-long journey.

Finally one from Shell Island again (see last post), on this beach there are apparently 200 different types of shell, we managed to find about 20 or so…

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December 8, 2008

Belvelly Sunrise

Panasonic LX1, 1/400 sec, f4, ISO 80, EV-0.66, 28mm equivalent (Click to enlarge)

I am blessed to have a very scenic drive to church on Sunday mornings. This one was taken from the Belvelly Bridge which links Fota Island to Great Island yesterday morning on my way to Cobh.

July 22, 2008

Belvelly, Cobh

Bellvelly Bridge and Norman Keep, Cobh, Co. Cork

Canon A570is 2 exposures made into panorama

I’m really blessed to have such a scenic parish to drive around in. This photo is taken on the Cobh side of Belvelly Bridge. The sign that greets you gives directions for Cobh going on the left and right roads, which can be quite confusing for the uninitiated! The Norman Keep in the picture is actually for sale – you can just make out the large auctioneers sign above the parked minibus – needless to say, it would take a bit of work. I drive over this bridge several times a week – though it is nearly always at its best early on a Sunday morning when I am on my way to church in Cobh. Many time I’ve wished I had my camera to capture a silvery winter sunrise or the glorious blue of a midsummer’s day (not too many of those mind you). So last Sunday morning I made sure I did have the camera and here is the picture – the clouds were not nearly that dark in reality, it is just the extra contrast produced by taking the shot into the sun.