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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Blarney Lake Swan

Blarney Lake Swan

One of the family of swans on Blarney Lake in the grounds of Blarney Castle, last month.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 4.3mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/380s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Blarney Castle From Below

Blarney Castle From Below

Blarney Castle, Co Cork. May 2014.

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Blue Skies over the Castle

Blue Skies over the Castle

Blarney Castle, May 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Heavy Clouds Over Blarney Castle House

Heavy Clouds Over Blarney Castle House

It’s snowing again but it’s only a light dusting. It’s cold enough that the snow will sit on the ground all day but unless you grab snow from parked cars there won’t be any snow fights!

Here’s a photo from 2015, when we had a lot more snow!

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

You could get lost in here

You could get lost in here

In the grounds of Blarney Castle, November 2020.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/13s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Look up at Trees

Look up at Trees

Blarney Castle Gardens, November 2020.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Blarney Castle in the Autumn

Blarney Castle in the Autumn

Blarney Castle, and Autumn colours in October 2020.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 19mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Cork Ireland Photos

A Bright Spot in the Garden

A Bright Spot in the Garden

Blarney Castle Gardens, November 2020.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/15s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Sun Shines Through the Trees

Sun Shines Through the Trees

The sun has set on 2020 and I finish the year with what is probably my favourite photo of the year.

The sun shines through trees heavy with Autumn coloured leaves, not yet touched by the harsh winter winds back in October this year. Photo made in the grounds of Blarney Castle where I expect to take many more walks since we are only allowed exercise within 5km of home. That remains in place until the end of January because of rising Covid19 numbers in the country. Third lockdown of the year unfortunately.

I have made roughly half the number of photos I normally shoot in a year. In April I took one photo with my camera. The number of photos I took with my phone wasn’t much different from previous years but I know for certain that I took many more photos of my cats and dog this year!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 70mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

A Robin at the Castle

A Robin at the Castle

A little Robin spotted in the grounds of Blarney Castle yesterday.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 240mm
ISO 10000
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

The Swans of Blarney Castle

Blarney Lake lies at the far end of the gardens surrounding Blarney Castle but is well worth a visit if you’re in the gardens. I’m not sure how often swans are there but these two curious and friendly birds were there yesterday.

The Swans of Blarney Castle

The Swans of Blarney Castle

The Swans of Blarney Castle

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera DSC-RX100M4
Focal length 25.7mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Sunrise on a frosty Blarney

Sunrise on a frosty Blarney

Winter’s here and it was -1C yesterday morning! With clear skies it was nice for a walk as long you were wrapped up well!

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 4.3mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/1150s