Nature

Red Red Rose

Red Red Rose

Red roses in my father-in-law’s garden, I think. This was shot way back in August but I’m fairly sure of the location. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1000s

Birds eye view of Montmorency Falls

Bird’s eye view of Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls in Quebec, as seen from the top of the nearby hill. Lots of steps to walk up! PS. In unrelated news, I received the following email from Siobhán Duggan: Hi Donncha, while doing some research on the lough recently I came across your blog regarding a Lough Photography day you organised last year. […]

Chemin des chutes

Chemin des chutes

A waterfall near where I’m staying in Quebec. To get to here you need to descend about 100m of steep steps but there are frequent observation platforms to observe the waterfall. On the way back up, those platforms were a welcome break from the hard slog of climbing. My legs were like jelly by the […]

Wet, shiny stones

Wet, shiny stones

The outgoing tide on Fountainstown Beach leaves behind wet stones and seaweed as it retreats. This is a long exposure shot of one second with my camera resting on one of those rocks! By the time you read this I’ll be on a plane, in the air most likely, or waiting for a connection in […]

Hedges and Fields

The view from a friend’s new bungalow near Kinsale in County Cork.

Empty Morning

Empty Morning

The view from my office on a damp misty and foggy morning 10 days ago. I live on the side of a depression between two slight hills and fog builds up inside there occasionally. Photowalk on Saturday! See the link above and please comment if you’re coming! We need numbers for the complementary lunch at […]

Mother Cat

Mother Cat

This is Mother Cat. Matriarch of the local cats. Her litter of kittens are growing up and make a daily appearance in our garden. They’re all a little wild though. The kitten’s dad, Patches, was the polar opposite. He was friendly to us humans and loved to be rubbed and scratched behind the ear. He […]

The Fields of Slea Head

The green fields on Slea Head in County Kerry are home to many sheep and photographers who shoot this place to death. The photographers, not the sheep. With cameras. While I was taking this photo another photographer walked down the slope just out of shot to shoot the beach at Cuminole! Winners of the free […]

Growing Wild in the Biosphere

Growing Wild in the Biosphere

Inside Biosphere 2, Arizona is a complete ecosystem meant to keep a group of people alive for months on end. That project ended years ago but the building remains and it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area! Just in case you didn’t see yesterday’s post, 3 hotel rooms going for free on the […]

A Yellow Rose

A Yellow Rose

A yellow rose in my father-in-law’s garden. Even in his mid eighties he’s very active and loves tending his garden. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/2500s

Keeping the Chicks Alive

Keeping the Chicks Alive

2 chicks are fed by a parent just outside the window of my home office here in Blarney. The chicks have been there all evening and I just looked out again and they’re still there. Unfortunately the neighbour’s cat, Patches, saw them too and is keeping a vigil close by. We saw the parent bird […]

Flowers of Fuchsia

The 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 […]

Rocky Bay

Rocky Bay

Rocky Bay in County Cork is a beautiful little sandy beach, despite the name. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Little Daisies Everywhere

Little Daisies Everywhere

They’re not daisies are they? They look like them, but they were for sale in a garden centre and I’m sure they wouldn’t be so bold as to offer the common daisy for sale? Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 24mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/60s

Autumn Trees

Autumn Trees

Beautiful golden leaves adorn the trees in Burnham Beeches near London. Last year I posted a photo of the same trees in Burnham Beeches and this version has been sitting in my TODO folder ever since, waiting for me to work on it. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter […]