A rose by any other colour

A rose by any other colour One of the Blarney Castle roses. The original was very saturated and detail was lost in the bright red of the petals. Making a monochrome image made the detail stand out and drops became visible again. A little dodge and burn to finish.

Castle in Monochrome

Castle in Monochrome Blarney Castle, taken moments before clouds completely covered the sky.

The Claw

The Claw A tree in Blarney Castle Gardens

Lights From the Middle

Lights From the Middle Standing in the middle of the road outside Blarney.

Blarney Castle Stairway

Blarney Castle Stairway Climbing to the top of Blarney Castle requires a climb up steep stairs that get narrower and smaller as you reach the top. It’s not for the faint hearted or claustrophobic!

Matt and Donncha

Matt and Donncha Matt and I pictured in front of Blarney Woollen Mills!

Red Blarney Roses

Red Blarney Roses While out with Matt this fine morning we walked over to Blarney Castle. Just inside the railings are some beautiful red roses. I just had to take advantage of the beautifulsunshine and snap off a few shots! Photo was desaturated, and the red and yellow channels were restored afterwards to isolate the […]

Blarney Castle Gate Pillar

Blarney Castle Gate Pillar The current Blarney Castle was rebuilt after a major fire in 1446 and afterwards had an entrance gate different to that which is presently visible. I was out for a walk a few days ago taking photos when I met two men in high-visibility jackets. They saw me with the camera […]

The Land of Blarney

The Land of Blarney Looking out from Blarney Castle yesterday morning.

Donncha, Robert, Tom and Maryam

Donncha, Robert, Tom and Maryam From left to right, Donncha, Robert, Tom and Maryam Robert Scoble and his wife Maryam are in Cork for an IT@Cork conference tomorrow. They visited Blarney this morning with Tom Raftery. I can confirm that Robert did kiss the Blarney Stone, but the pics I got aren’t good enough to […]

Wonderful Colour

Wonderful Colour It’s horrible outside. It’s cold, snow and sleet are falling and the sun hardly warms the air. This reminds me of how nice it was only a few weeks ago. We’re in for a cold weekend!

Winter Trees

Winter Trees

Winter Sky

Winter Sky Taken while we were out walking this afternoon. Beautiful but a little cold.

Can, the drain

Can, the drain

The Blarney Stone Restaurant

The Blarney Stone Restaurant We’re just back from Blairs Inn in Cloghroe. I can definitely recommend that establishment. I don’t know about this place. To judge by the mail on the ground inside the door I’d say it’s shut for the winter.