Posts tagged ‘Glounthaune’

March 4, 2009

Snow way!

Nikon D70s, f7.1, 1/200sec, -1.33 EV, ISO 200, 27mm equivalent, (click to enlarge)

This morning we awoke to find that snow had finally arrived in our part of the world. We had watched enviously as the rest of Ireland and our friends across the water had been literally buried in the stuff a few weeks ago whilst we had had what could only be generously described as “a light dusting”.

Unfortunately, even as I write this it is melting . Such is the price for living in the semi-tropics of the Cork Riviera

October 22, 2008

Light Pollution

Panasonic LX1, 60 sec., f2.8, ISO 80, 6.3mm (Click to enlarge)

“The Heaven’s Declare the glory of God”, (at least they would without humankind’s best attempts to blot out the night sky with light pollution)!

I’ve been itching to try out the “starry sky mode” on our new compact camera, so last night I set it on a tripod at the side of the Rectory facing south towards Great Island. You can make out the stars but the scene is dominated by the bright lights from what I think must be the floodlights from the Cobh Ramblers ground, roughly 4 miles away as the crow flies.

On a camera such as this, with a fingernail sized sensor, it really struggles to capture detail without making the photo very blotchy and full of digital ‘noise’. At a small picture size like this it looks okay but at full size it’s pretty ghastly. Of course in the days of film you just pointed your tripod mounted camera at the night sky put it on ‘bulb’ and went away and had a cup of tea for half an hour or so. Hmm, I guess that this is one example when film is actually better – maybe I’ll give that a try soon.

October 11, 2008

Sunrise in Glounthaune


Nikon D70s, 1/160 sec, f6.3, ISO 200, 18mm, RAW (click to enlarge)

A lovely sunrise this morning…

August 12, 2008

Double Rainbow

Nikon D70s, 3 photos, 1/125, f4.5, ISO 250, 70mm

Taken yesterday evening after a cold, wet and cloudy August day (click to enlarge).