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Strandhill 2008 (available light)

Ireland, Strandhill – October 2008

This weeks challenge #186 is ‘Low Light’. Using the available light is primarily a question of creativity and secondarily the available technology. The advice when using a Kodak Instamatic (a very old point and shoot film camera in the 1970’s) was to keep the sun in the back. My advice is not to do that. When using film it was a calculated guess (the result came after developing of the film). Nowadays in digital times the result is immediately available on your camera, hence a source of more playing around and tweaking. Playing with light is playing with the source of light. This photo of Strandhill was taken on a ‘normal’ sunny day. The angle used makes it much more dramatic. This photo ‘See Sea’ gives an idea of the light as it was that day. The fog and dark sky added to the atmosphere (in the Archive Ireland you can find two more photo’s of this perspective taken at the same moment).

Strandhill in Sligo is a small town, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean to the West. Rising over it is Knocknarea with Queen Maeve.

shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed and Marksta.  Click the picture for a larger version.

Watch the Bird

Ireland, Slane – October 2008

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79  is ‘a window with a view’

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Slane Hill in Ireland. The ruins of an old monastery.

shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed and Marksta.  Click the picture for a larger version.

Portal

Ireland, Slane  – October 2008

This one is for Dutch goes the photo’s ‘portal’ theme.

Slane Hill in Ireland. Close to Slane Castle castle that is famous among other historical facts, for being the recording site for U2’s The unforgettable fire’ in 1984.
Never judge an album by its cover, but part of the castle burned in 1991, but was restored in 2001. Slane Castle is also famous for its concerts and festivals; a lot of famous band and artists performed there.

Outside the village is The Hill of Slane with a small old ruined chapel, a ruined monastery and a graveyard, overlooking the landscape and the river Boyne.

shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed and Marksta.  Click the picture for a larger version.

 

 

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