Posts in Category: Blarney

Maxol Petrol Station, Blarney

This is the Maxol Petrol Station in Blarney. This is a long exposure shot and I just managed to get the Cork-Blarney bus in the frame!

The Signs in Blarney

The signs in Blarney always point towards a B&B!
This bunch of signs do anyway. Right at the end of Station Road there’s a pole with signs to about a dozen B&Bs! If you ever need somewhere to stay in Blarney you shouldn’t have trouble finding accomodation!

Link of the Day

If you haven’t read any of the The Digital Journalist yet then the January issue is a good place to start! I found dispatches for Iraq and Bolivia rivetting and scary and exciting.
In a compeltely different way, Bill Pierce’s memories of the late Michael Evans will stir your heart. He did a great job writing about his friend.

Sunlit Web

On a foggy morning a web will sparkle in the ambient light because of the moisture in the air.
I spent an inordinate amount of time crouched down shooting this dead bush!

Fog Laden Trees

Trees in Blarney on a foggy day

Santa’s on his way!

Tonight Santa visits as the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus over 2000 years ago.

Off The Wall

Pictured at the Blarney Woollen Mills a week ago.

Links of the Day

Don’t go to bed reading a photographic book, you’ll get up again to “try out” the new techniques you read about.

A rose by any other colour

One of the Blarney Castle roses.
The original was very saturated and detail was lost in the bright red of the petals. Making a monochrome image made the detail stand out and drops became visible again.
A little dodge and burn to finish.

Castle in Monochrome

Blarney Castle, taken moments before clouds completely covered the sky.

The Claw

A tree in Blarney Castle Gardens