Canon, Canon PowerShot, Cape Clear, Colours, Cork, Cork, West Cork, Photography, Photography, photos, West Cork

The green green grass of home

By @SimonCocking, using Canon D30 Powershot

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Canon, Canon G5X, Cork, West Cork, Photography, Digital Photography, Ireland, Photography, photos, West Cork

Cape Clear February light

By @SimonCocking, using Canon G5X, comments at the end

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It’s an interesting camera to use. It does seem to be able to capture some good pictures, with some interesting tech going on in the background to compensate for the glare of the sun. Tried to make it take pictures in lots of challenging light scenarios. Sun shining behind, low winter sun, contrast of dark and light. Pretty user friendly too, most people are able to pick it up and start taking decent pictures very quickly – as is probably the intention with it being positioned as a bridge camera.

One slight design flaw that could become a problem the longer you use it is that the locking mechanism that hold the memory card and battery has opened itself on several occasions already. This could be a real pain as it gets used more if the battery or card holder became less stiff.

Overall it’s an interesting camera to be trialing.




Canon G5X, Cork, West Cork, Photography, Photography, West Cork

February rocks in West Cork

By @SimonCocking using Canon G5X, first impressions at the end.

IMG_3742 IMG_3772 IMG_3775 IMG_3782 IMG_3852 IMG_3874 IMG_3981 Camera is easy to use, light, takes good pictures, though hard to really verify this at the time. So you have to point and shoot a little, hope for the best and then have a proper look on a big screen when you upload it to a pc / laptop etc. The zoom is great, it can really hone in on things a long distance away. The results look pretty good too, not noticeably pixellated. The picture of rocks across the water was taken with the zoom, and it looks pretty good.

Still working it out, but for a first point of access it’s pretty accessible, kids were able to shoot with it too, and it feels small enough that they  can handle it safely too.





Beaches, Cape Clear, Cape Clear Ferry, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Storms, West Cork

Stormy Imogen comes to visit

By @SimonCocking

The crossing was lively. The priest said it was his worst in 20 years of coming to the island. Down on the beach the next day the wind was really howling. Even parking the car, over 100 metres away, there was sea foam blowing over. Walking up the hill to reach the Dunanoir (golden castle) beach the wind was whipping up and over me. They talk about 100 mile an hour winds, maybe it wasn’t but walking and even breathing was difficult as you were pounded by it. After cautiously staggering onto the beach, and across, through the foam, my trousers, from toes to waist, were completely covered in foam. I should have taken a picture of that! Next time.