Autumn

The Golden Road

The Golden Road

It’s a beautiful frosty morning so I couldn’t resist the urge to take a couple of shots of this driveway up to Blarney Castle. You may even recognise it from the WordPress theme Twenty Ten. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/25s

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Golden Leaves

Continuing on the Burnham Beeches theme, here’s another typical autumn shot. A great many more trees had their leaves than here in Blarney where most trees are naked. While in town this evening I discovered to my dismay that my Canon 10-22 lens is broken. The manual focus ring is completely jammed and the zoom […]

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Autumn Leaves

Hues of gold and brown greet the eye in Burham Beeches. Yes I know it’s technically winter but autumn is always associated with falling leaves, while winter is cold and snow falls instead, so please humour me! I do have a couple of other shots of yesterday’s Burnham Beeches photo but I’ll leave those until […]

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The beauty of Burnham Beeches

We visited Burnham Beeches last Friday afternoon, on a day when torrential rain was forecast but thankfully the weather forecast was completely wrong. This large forest close to the city of London is an amazing sight to behold with ancient trees, and at this time of year beautiful, vivid (eh Matt?) and colourful leaves that […]

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Stuck on you

A wet bench in Maidenhead is no place for you or I but an Autumn leaf has made it home. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/400s

Spectators on the beach

Spectators on the beach The hang gliding crowd attracted a bit of a crowd on Inch Beach in 2006. Well, it was late September and there wasn’t that many people on the beach in the first place, so 2 people isn’t so bad, eh? Hunger got the best of us and we watched as a […]

Donkey eyes staring at me

Donkey eyes staring at me The donkey knows everything. He stands in his field every day contemplating life. This is the same donkey I posted before in Baile na nGall, Co. Kerry. We passed that way last September and I didn’t see him so if you see a wandering donkey, tell him I said hi!

The Blarney Cat

The Blarney Cat Next time you’re in Blarney sit down on the benches next to Super Valu. Wait a few minutes and this cat will probably appear, especially in warm weather!

Irish rugby was rubbish in 2007

Irish rugby was rubbish in 2007 Irish rugby player Ronan O’Gara was the face of Samsung and many other brands this year. Apparently Samsung announced that their sales dropped because of their association with the hapless team. “We had no idea how poorly he would play,” continued the Samsung spokesperson. “Not just Ronan, but the […]

Winter Leaves

Winter Leaves It’s cold out there and the trees are almost bare. Some leaves still hang on however!

Sunlit Grassy Slopes

Sunlit Grassy Slopes Tough grass that’s lovely and springy to walk on edge to the horizon where a cloud floats serenely in the blue sky. Life is good! This is taken close to this photo of the same slope but the mood is completely different.

Light reflects on the Lough

Light reflects on the Lough Light trails from passing cars and street lights reflect on the calm surface of the Lough in Cork in this long exposure shot.

G-BKSP on Inch Strand

G-BKSP on Inch Strand Another shot from our few hours at Inch Strand in Co. Kerry last September. This is G-BKSP waiting on the beach to fly. Unlike the glider I posted earlier I saw this plane fly. Unfortunately conditions weren’t suitable for flying the gliders before we had to head home to Cork.

Clouds over Dingle

Clouds over Dingle Clouds floated by on a glorious September afternoon in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Tourists relaxed on seating on the waterfront. I just love clouds and wide angle shots!

Donkey in the field

Donkey in the field I almost made an ass of myself and forget to post a picture today! You’d be saying to yourselves, “He haw-lways posts a picture every day, where is today’s one?” Never fear, here it is and I’ve run out of donkey jokes so it’s back to normal. Feel free to contribute […]