Tramore Photo Shortlisted on Morris Oil Calendar 2016
I am delighted that one of my recent Tramore photo was shortlisted for the Morris Oil Calendar 2016. The photo of Tramore and the Metal Man has been selected under the theme “Friendly, Reliable, Local” in this photo competition … I opted for local, since Tramore is only 10km from Waterford City it seemed like a good fit. The Tramore photo was taken in late May 2015 on a new looped walkway located a few minutes walk from the beach.
Using a 70-300mm lens I was able to capture the iconic Metal Man plus a few people strolling along towards the sandhills. I believe the inclusion of people in a shot will always add something, giving a shot a bit more soul or a bit more movement. There is a peoples choice winner and this is where you came in. In order to vote for this followers of Morris Oil were asked to Like the shot via their Facebook page.
There are plenty of fine photos in the 12 selected by photographer Karen Dempsey all could be one of the overall winners as it is an awesome photo. I do appreciate all votes for my Tramore photo.
About the Metal Man
The Metal Man in Tramore stands on one of three pillars near the busy Newtown Cove. Commonly known as the Metal Man essentially they are maritime beacons were constructed after the tragic HMS Seahorse disaster. Over 350 people died in the sinking of the Seahorse at Tramore in 1816.
The Metal Man in Tramore is still maintained to this day. The man on top is suited up in British sailors clothes, which consists of a blue jacket, red top and white trousers. The metal man beacons were erected around 1823. There are 2 other beacon visible on Brownstown Head on the opposite side of Tramore Bay, however no statue sits on those.