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Old 23rd February 2013
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Took a break from the mud and the sawdust

today and went out for what seemed like the first time in months . . .

Odd weather; barometer high at 1024 Hpa, 4 degrees C, not a breath of wind and an overcast sky with no movement.

And . . .

Only a week left here in the burning season, so everywhere the hills and ridges are plumed with columns of smoke from burning gorse. The cloud cover was pretty low and - it would seem - acted as an inversion layer to trap the smoke. The result was a very strange, half mist, half smoke bronze/russet/copper light. Or lack of light I should say. I suppose any normal photographer would have tossed it for the day right there, but . . .

A farmstead on the Dingle peninsula, right where the highway on the South coast turns hard inland.



The rest are from a very rural dock in the middle of nowhere on Ventry Bay . . .

A couple details of the dock masonry:





And the next four are courtesy of a very obliging cormorant (actually a Shag, I think), who was on the hunt along the side of the dock:





I did have to move fairly quickly to guess where the bird would surface next, so I could catch the reflection from the water I wanted, so I have about twenty useless pictures out of the series . . .






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Re: Took a break from the mud and the sawdust

A well earned break, and what a lovely way to spend it. Love the detail from the dock, and can relate to the fun you had anticipating the diver, spent many a time doing just that.
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Re: Took a break from the mud and the sawdust

Very nice John - I like the first 3 Cormorant images where the water looks like mercury
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Re: Took a break from the mud and the sawdust

I love the ripple patterns caused by the diving bird.
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Re: Took a break from the mud and the sawdust

Love the ripples on the first shot of the shag/cormorant... cracking shot!
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Re: Took a break from the mud and the sawdust

I can see why the stone textures caught your eye John and as timg says the ripples and reflected light in the first cormorant shot are stunning.
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