Nature

Seagull and the Boat

Seagull and the Boat

A seagull calmly swims by a small boat in Baltimore Harbour, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

The chains that bind

The chains that bind

A disused chain lies forgotten on the ground near the lighthouse on Mizen Head, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

More naked

More Naked

Look up and see naked branches cover the sky with their evil and treacherous appendages, and then walk straight into some dog sh*t that an uncaring owner neglected to clean up. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Bare Trees Budding Trees

Bare Trees, Budding Trees

Bare naked trees are all you’ll see along the Marina in Blackrock at this time of year but in April the leaves are budding and life is returning. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 14mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Potted Flowers

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 […]

Bantry Field

Bantry Field

A field in Bantry, County Cork. Way up in the hills surrounding the town. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/160s

In the Knows

In the Knows

An Alpaca stared intently at me while he munched on some straw in Blarney on Saturday. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/500s

Magic Water

Water laps the shore at Fountainstown Beach on a crisp September evening.

Silver Lining over Couminole

Silver Lining over Couminole

No matter how bad the day, how crummy and wet the weather is, there’s always a silver lining. This day on the Slea Head the silver lining was the fact that our toddler slept the whole drive around, and of course this photo. This is the beach at Couminole on Slea Head in County Kerry. […]

Reflections of a fence

Reflections of a fence

That same fence again, this time against the setting sun and reflected in a pool of water from the recent rains. Loved taking this shot and others at the time, they turned out almost as good as I imagined they would! My sister-in-law’s husband Ed has published a short story and is using one of […]

A pot of gold in the fields of Kerry

A pot of gold in the fields of Kerry

This is my desktop background. I love it! After Inch Strand on the way to Dingle in County Kerry the road gets very narrow and winds through the hills before coming down to sea level again. The picture above should be a familiar scene to anyone who has travelled that road! The day we drove […]

Light and cloud on the Atlantic

Light and cloud on the Atlantic

Clouds over the Atlantic off Slea Head play with the light beams hitting the water. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Fencing out the Atlantic

A fence on the road on Slea Head in County Kerry. The waters of the Atlantic lie just beyond.

Looking through the clouds

Looking through the clouds

Irish countryside through the clouds. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Watch out! Duck! I said, “duck!”

Geese at The Lough feeding on the ground near the water’s edge. Most have their heads down pecking at scraps but one stubbornly kept a look out ..