Beach Races - Ireland

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© Wallace Jones
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UploadedAugust 20, 2010
TakenAugust 1, 2010
Exposure1/1600 sec at f/5.6
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Focal Length300 mm
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Each summer communities all over Ireland host horse racing festivals. Beyond any doubt - my favorite takes place on a wet and sandy beach in the shadows of the mountains of Connemara. Each year for one day only, people gather on a small strand (beach) to watch and bet on first class horses jockeyed by kids. The beach is a large stretch of land that is only dry at the low tide. It stretches between the mainland and a small island named Omey and means that for a few hours each day the island is connected to the mainland and is no longer an island. It is said that the last pagans of Ireland were here until St. Patrick came and converted them in the fifth century, but today it is better known for the spectacle of the beach races.

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  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 Aug 2010):

    Very good presentation of speed...I like how the dirt is flying underneath the horses hooves.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Aug 2010):

    M A G N I F I Q U E n t r y !

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (20 Aug 2010):


  • dp *

    dp * gave props (21 Aug 2010):

    Great photo and entry.

  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly gave props (21 Aug 2010):

    beautiful and powerful image,

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   said (28 Aug 2010):

    This is a fantastic shot Wallace!

  • Dicky Van Garoet

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (3 Oct 2010):

    Terrific shot and entry.

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