Nature

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Dark Clouds over the Conor Pass

The sun momentarily shone through the clouds over the Conor Pass, Kerry.

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Fence in the Conor Pass

Just a part of a fence at the top of the Conor Pass in Kerry some five years ago.

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Into the Water

Garrettstown, New Year’s Day 2007. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 59mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Reflections of the River Lee

Snow in Blarney

Snow in Blarney

It briefly snowed in Blarney a few minutes ago. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 105mm ISO 1600 Shutter speed 1/125s

Evening after the storm

The evening after the storm

Ireland has been lashed with some severe winds and storms over the last 2 weeks. There’s destruction in many locations around the coast and inland too but sometimes the storm abates and the sun shines between the clouds. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 47mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

The Golden Shades of Autumn

The Golden Shades of Autumn

Shades of gold and brown were everywhere in November. This shot in Fitzgerald Park, Cork captured the wonderful display while kids and parents congregated around the playground. CC-BY-SA

An Autumn Ladybird

An Autumn Ladybird

Winter is almost upon us and we’ve had plenty of cold days so my son was amazed when he saw a ladybird on a wall yesterday! I can’t imagine how it survived but maybe he had a secret hideout with a roaring fire going in the hearth and comfy chairs and lots of cups of […]

River Martin in the Morning

River Martin in the Morning

The River Martin flows through Blarney village and into the grounds of Blarney Castle. This photo was made moments before the sunlight trees one I posted a few days ago. Beautiful morning, and there’s one more photo to come!

Sunlight through trees

Sunlight through trees

It was another foggy morning in Blarney but not as bad as the last one. This time I had my camera with me and walked up to Blarney Castle where I got some nice shots of the trees, fog and river. I loved the sight of the morning sunlight streaming through the trees and fog. […]

Shaky Bridge on the Lee

Shaky Bridge on the Lee

The Shaky Bridge, Or Daly’s Bridge, spans the River Lee near Fitzgerald Park in Cork City.

Blarney House

Blarney House

Blarney House, an impressive building on the grounds of Blarney Castle in Co. Cork, Ireland. It’s a private residence but during the summer there are guided tours every half hour.

Focus on Flowers

Focus on Flowers

Flowers in the gardens of Blarney Castle. Never once in my wildest nightmares did I ever imagine that I’d post a camera phone image as a single post but here it is. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4. There’s obvious JPEG artefacts when you view the original at 100% but this 800×600 pixel image is […]

Boats in Cobh

Boats in Cobh

Some of the boats that have taken up semi-permanent residence in Cobh pictured in 2006. I think some of those boats are still there! That was a beautiful but cold January evening. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

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 […]