Posts Tagged: Trees

Frosty morning in Blarney

Frosty morning in Blarney

Another frosty morning in Blarney, County Cork. I’m glad I work from home. The roads are deadly now. Snow fell in Dublin yesterday and the city practically came to a stand still. It hasn’t snowed in Blarney yet but the roads have been bad. We had a Christmas Day adventure when the car didn’t make it up the hill to our house. We had to leave it on the main road.

Two days ago I did a handbrake turn on the ice to do a turnabout. Wheels were turned right, hand brake was still partially on (by accident!) and when I pressed the accelerator the back wheels stayed in place while the car rotated in place. Thumbs up for front wheel drive cars!

Here in Ireland we’re not prepared for this type of weather going on for so long. Must be almost a month now. So, next year councils, buy boats and dingies for the floods in November, and stockpile salt and grit for the ice and snow in December and January. Please.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

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 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

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

Old Wood and Yellow

Old wood and yellow

The gorgeous Autumn colours contrast with the dark and rough texture of the old wood of a fence.

Shot in Quebec of course.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Blackrock, Cork. It’s named after Pádraig Ó Caoimh (no relation), “a native of Roscommon, this War of Independence veteran became secretary of the Cork County Board at 21, and he began a 35-year stint as General-Secretary of the GAA barely a decade later”(ref)

Michael Jackson and U2 have both played here in the distant past.

Shot from the roof of the Montenotte Hotel during our last photowalk. You can also see the Marina, the River Lee and Lough Mahon in the distance.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

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 the end 🙂

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

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 25th of September if you’re going to the photowalk the following day! Just leave a comment if you can definitely go and want to be in with a chance to win.

I thought there might be a rush on this but, boy is it proving hard to give away such a good prize! I’ll just have to claim one of the rooms for myself! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Rain on the River

Rain on the River

Rain falls on a river in a town in County Clare while we were stuck in a traffic jam. I used to know what town this was taken in but now it’s a mystery. It did have a very distinctive walled off area right in the middle of the river though. Anyone recognise it?

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s