Posts Tagged: Blarney

Blarney Tree in Fog

Blarney Tree in Fog

This is a tree that once stood in a large field near Blarney Castle, Co Cork, Ireland. It stood alone and was sometimes visible from the road but unfortunately it was chopped down a few weeks ago.

This was shot in February 2014 on a foggy, cold morning.

I was nominated on Facebook by two people (thanks Paul, thanks Claire) to post a monochrome image for five days so that’s what you can expect here this week! I’ll also be taking part in the photography 101 challenge on my WordPress.com blog at donncha.wordpress.com so make sure you subscribe, or follow me on Twitter/G+/FB where the usual notices are posted!

PS. I was reminded that this tree was known as the Fairy Tree by local people in Blarney. Thanks Mairéad!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Seeds of the sweet chestnut

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Seeds litter the area around a sweet chestnut tree in the grounds of Blarney Castle in County Cork, Ireland.

My Creepy Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Longlegs

I found this little Daddy Long Legs Crane Fly on the window of my car about a week ago. It was a chilly morning so I doubt he lasted long.

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G900F
Focal length 4.8mm
ISO 40
Shutter speed 1/100s

Blarney Castle Tower

Blarney Castle Tower

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

Blarney Castle Waterfall

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s

Top of Blarney Castle

Top of Blarney Castle

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s

The Virgin Mary

The Virgin Mary

Hoppy and Oscar

Hoppy and Oscar

Hoppy and Oscar welcome us home!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 10000
Shutter speed 1/125s

Blarney Castle in the Evening

Blarney Castle in the Evening

Blarney Castle as seen this evening. The garden’s looking amazing and it’s nice to see the new statues and art over the last few days.

Shot with my Galaxy S4, so apologies for the Jpeg artefacts. It’s a HDR image and it’s really pushing the sensor!

Camera GT-I9505