This is a reworked image from our trip last year to Ireland. I posted a similar image, in colour and portrait orientation previously. However I think this black and white conversion is perhaps more in keeping with the weather that day…...windy, rainy and cold, but I am told that is pretty common (normal?) at the Cliffs.
The conversion and final processing was done with Topaz’s Black and White Effects.
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This one, from Culdaff, has a different mood to it. Crazily, I was listening to the Stranglers while doing the processing and no matter what, I couldn't get the sun to the colour I wanted. Hence the name.
Always The Sun
Monasterevin is situated at the Barrow river. You cannot sail on the river there by a narrow boat, so we have to sail on the canals.
The bridge on the photo give way to the entrance of the aquaduct over the river Barrow.
When you follow the canal you will arrive in Athy and just after Athy you can sail on the Barrow.
I remember we arrived in Athy, there was a good restaurant just before the lock. ( years later it was closed) . We went there for a good meal. Me and my friends were sitting at a table and beside our table they had made a big table and 15 girls of around 20 years of age were sitting there and having a meal.
My friend Marius, who is a very good speaker went to the waiter and asked him what the girls were celebrating, and he said that they all had finish school and that it was the last time they were together.
My friend went to their table and started a speech of about fifteen minutes. You should have seen there faces, a stranger who is talking to them.
I said to my other friends, I think I know how is going to finish his speech. He is going to tell them that I will sing a song for them.
And indeed, he did. He said ladies, at last, to finish my speech, my friend Jan will sing a song for you.
What could I do else than sing a song. I sang "a song for Ireland "for them. They were discuss what to do back, and they also started to sing. When the girls had finished someone in another corner of the restaurant ( it was full set) started singing. The final result was that the whole restaurant had been singing for an hour.
That was my most amazing diner I ever had.
Last verse of the Barrow song,
And if you walk along the Barrow,
just open up your eyes,
if you see a narrow boat, with four long bearded guys,
you will know we missed the taxi,
you will know we missed the plane,
And that we stepped on board again and sailed for years away.
sailing,sailing, sailing on the Barrow. (2 times)
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Have you ever stared at a scene knowing you can see something? A sudden jolt to your senses stops you, but you're not sure what it is!
As I gingerly step round the foreground trying to leave no footprint like something out of CSI! My senses could see a composition.
It's not until you sit at your PC processing images do you really appreciate that moment you've captured! The light that started your day! The memories and feelings that live through your images!
This is another image from Greystones sunrise yesterday. Have a great week folks, peeps, G+ friends and all the passers :))
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