The Irish Power Kite and Sandyacht Association are out in force this weekend at Streedagh Beach, County Sligo. Jackie and Matthew both had a go, matthew was just a wee bit short for the mini buggies but Jackie had great crack and now declares it her new sport. I was taking pictures but will try it out in the future.
Streedagh beach is a perfect place for this activity but unfortunately it is normally not legal on this beach. Allowed in plenty of other places though including Rosses Point.
more info on all aspects of power kiting and sand yachting can be found here http://www.ipksa.info/
I will return tomorrow for a few more photos hopefully with stronger winds for a bit more drama.
Found this shot during a nice bright spring walk along Lissadell Beach from John’s Port side. It is just a small drain spout emptying onto the beach but looks like venetian glass when frozen with such a high shutter speed. This kept my aperture pretty much wide open with a resulting lack of sharpness in the closer parts of the water. I will take it again and try for a better compromise. Using a Sony A700 in place of the heavier and less walk friendly A900 made focus a bit harder to check before taking the picture.
On another note the erection by the landowner of offensively large keep out notices adjacent to the right of way is an unfortunate degradation of this beautiful area, I will post a few photos of these in a later post so you can see what I mean. I am sure he is within his rights and all that but why?
Coming to the end of a long day, as the official photographer for OSGT Mayo Final I took about 500 pics last night so today was spent sorting through them all, doing a bit of processing and getting them ready for the OSGT facebook page. You can see the results here of the Facebook candidate images (OSGT will select which ones to use on its FB page). All of these and more are available to purchase from my sales website here.
I love this one, a quite moment while the choir ( from Ballyhaunis Community School) is waiting behind the stage backdrop for their turn to perform. The only illumination here is from the fake stage candles that are extremely dim to say the least but provide a lovely soft glow to this chorister’s face.
Another favorite from the other end of the peaceful scale, as a member of Thriller from Balla Community College puts in a great performance as a zombie dancer.