Cherry Blossom under the Castle

Cherry Blossom under the Castle

Cherry blossom trees never fail to make my wife Jacinta gasp as they’re so beautiful. This one is in the grounds of Blarney Castle and I don’t think she knows (or she’s forgotten) it’s there!

Many years ago I posted another photo of cherry blossom on the day of our wedding. It’s not quite that day yet but I wanted to share this photo today as it’s so nice outside this morning.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Yellow and Fenced In

A flower or weed? A weed is only a flower in the wrong place, or so I’ve heard. This was taken at Seaside in Florida during the Automattic meetup there in 2010. Beautiful beach there, horrible humidity in September!

This will probably be my last post of the year here so happy new year and I hope 2012 is a great one for you!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 33mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

Crowded daffodils

Crowded daffodils

Daffodils at the end of our estate line the edge of the road in a beautiful display.

Edit: I’ve just heard the sad news about Danny O’Brien. I never met him but his photography was always amazing. I hope his site can stay online for a long time so people can appreciate his work. My condolences to his family.

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/4000s

Potted Flowers

Flowers in a garden centre, probably the one out in Inniscarra.

In the new year I’m sorely tempted to change the posting frequency on this blog from daily to every third day. Blogging should bring pleasure and be a means of expressing oneself while stimulating your audience and improving oneself. I have so little time to post that I do a quick 5 minute job on most photos, write a one line post and hit “Publish”.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/50s

The Flowers of Fuchsia

Flowers of Fuchsia

Fuchsia flowers in my dad’s back garden.

I’ve tried to photograph fuchsia plants many times but the flowers are so delicate that any sort of breeze will set them shaking. I took this photo with the Canon 50mm resulting in a very fast shot and thankfully the lack of wind helped too!

(Posting this so “early” in the day because I’m debugging a supercache bug, must revert that “not logged in” message.)

Aperture ƒ/1.8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Beautiful, pretty pink flowers in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork in July 2007. I already posted a photo of these flowers but this one was sitting in my TODO box for so long it had to see the light of day!

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Flowers and Peeling Paint

flowers and peeling paint

Flowers poke through the peeling paint of an ornate garden fence or border. I can’t decide for myself what I should call that. The name of those flowers is on the tip of my tongue too but eludes me. Blame the tiredness.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s