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Thursday, April 02, 2009

The sun goes down on Galway Bay

In December 2007 I visited my friend Big Dave in Ireland to spend my birthday. Here are a couple of images to remind myself of an excellent trip.

The Shannon Callows are in Central Ireland where, in winter, the River Shannon overflows it banks to provide a wonderful wetland habitat for wildfowl

Crepuscular rays over Galway Bay: a drive to the Atlantic coast was rewarded with this sight of the sun going down over the eponymous Bay
Please click on the picture for a treat!

Sky Watch Friday

Maalie selects images from his albums of travel pictures for Skywatch

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Blogger donsands said...

Very nice photos, and video. Thanks for posting them.

I will make a point to see Galway, if I am ever blessed to come to Ireland. And also the Cliffs of Moher, which a friend has told me about, and she still has joy remembering the sights there.

4:27 pm  
Blogger Charles Gramlich said...

I love those rays

7:06 pm  
Blogger Merisi said...

Fantastic images! :-)

8:39 pm  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Heaven, heaven, heaven. The only place in Ireland I like better than Dublin, Cork, and Belfast is Galway. How not to love Galway Bay!

8:46 pm  
Blogger Photo Cache said...

beautiful photos, worth sharing indeed, with skies like that i am guessing you had a wonderful b/day trip.

9:18 pm  
Blogger VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful! The shot of the rays is gorgeous!

And you have been on an opera in the Opera in Oslo! That is more than I have - but I hope to do that soon!

9:27 pm  
Blogger Elisabeth's bright side said...

Thanks for nice comments and your sky photos of the week is so great too. It's not every day the sky is that radiant. (Since I'm not English I don't have all those words to explain my feelings for how things look:)
P.S. You are the first one I've seen here in Cyberspace that has put up Dr. Zhivago as a favourite film and the music in that film. I can hear it in my memory. Have a nice week.

9:30 pm  
Blogger aurinkoinen blogi =) said...

so beautiful photos :)
have a nice weekend!

9:32 pm  
Anonymous ViennaDaily said...

Wow on that second photo! Its like the angels looking down from above!

9:35 pm  
Blogger RuneK said...

Beautiful photos and great video!

10:04 pm  
Blogger postcardsfromwildwood said...

That second picture is absolutely stunning!

10:17 pm  
Blogger kjpweb said...

Gorgeous sunset!
Cheers, Klaus

10:30 pm  
Blogger J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.

Sydney City and Suburbs

10:30 pm  
Blogger Tarolino said...

I love lakes. Your first image is a dream. The second however is just gorgeous. Those sn rays coming through are so wonderful. My favourite type of sky.

10:43 pm  
Blogger fishing guy said...

Jim: Excellant choices of photos of the sunset. I like the one with the hole in the clouds.

1:04 am  
Blogger Bigrock said...

I loved the images, especially as I am almost finished reading a terrific historical novel called "Galway Bay" by Mary Pat Kelly...thanks.

2:44 am  
Blogger Martha said...

I like the Crepuscular rays. I like the kites, too. We have black shouldered kites, not nearly as colorful.

3:06 am  
Blogger Shoshana said...

AWesome! Incidentally, I'm reading this book by Mary Pat Kelly called Galway Bay. It's just how I pictured it from the book.

Excellent picure. Sky watch here.

5:05 am  
Blogger mountain.mama said...

Gorgeous skies!

5:10 am  
Blogger Light and Voices said...

It was such a treat to see that last photo on Galway Bay. Nice Sky Watch post.

5:22 am  
Blogger Arija said...

Jim, these sre both fabulous shots.
Thank you for engaging in our dialogue the other night for me, day for you.

10:01 am  
Blogger floreta said...

beautiful sunrays!

3:15 pm  
Blogger John said...

Lovely sky watch images!

10:37 pm  
Anonymous Mo said...

Absolutely stunning.

11:25 pm  
Blogger Inkivääri said...

Just amazing shots!

2:43 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Brilliant photos!

10:29 pm  
Blogger Oz Girl said...

Ah, such beautiful rays over the bay. Quite striking, thanks for sharing!

2:24 am  
Anonymous prkl said...

I like the one with "divine"light. Stunning effect with the sunrays. Excellent shot! Happy SWF!

7:10 pm  
Blogger simon said...

the photos ae ok....( just) ahahahahahahaha ;o)

7:31 am  
Blogger T and S said...

Beautiful sunset images. The second one is so heavenly. The rays of the sun spreading all over is just so amazing.

7:05 am  
Blogger simon said...

on way o the Paroo mate.. I will email you with results of bird observations

9:39 pm  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...


3:41 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

I went to Limerick last year, but only saw the run down council estates for a chapter in a book I have ghost written. I saw none of these beautiful sights, unfortunately.

10:56 pm  

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