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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

Morning Walks around Blarney

Covid-19 Lockdown began again in Ireland for six weeks until December 1st. Hopefully people don’t go crazy drinking and partying in December thinking the Coronavirus is gone, but of course they will. Bet we’ll have another lockdown in January.

We’re restricted to exercising within 5km of our homes now, which is ridiculous when you live in a village but obviously makes sense if you live in a build up urban area. I get out for a quick walk most mornings around Blarney and the sun rising is always a nice experience.


The Mill built an outside dining area for customers and even had nice fake trees with these flowers dotted around the area. When lockdown was announced they pull down part of it, including these trees. Hopefully they’ll be back in December.


The leaves of trees in the carpark of the Woollen Mills in Blarney as the sun rose.


Waterloo Joinery and other signs point the way up Waterloo Road.


Mushrooms growing in a tree stump in the grounds of the Woollen Mills.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera DSC-RX100M4
Focal length 12.06mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/40s
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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
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Blarney Castle in the sun

Blarney Castle, Blarney, Co Cork. May 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 45mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Magic Floating Liquid

At Blarney Photography Club, February 2018.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 73mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/4s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Sunrise in the Snow

The sun rises slowly over Blarney yesterday morning.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/50s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Snow in Blarney

Blarney, Co Cork. January 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

The Moon Rising

There was a blood moon this morning starting at 4:42am but with 100% high clouds forecast I didn’t bother getting up. I did wake at 5:25am and looked out the window but the sky was a uniform darkness with no Moon or stars to be seen.

Those clouds made for a vibrant red sunrise this morning that looked amazing 🙂

Blarney, Co Cork. January 2019

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 300mm
ISO 10000
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Blarney Castle in the Fog

Blarney Castle, Cork. January 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 300mm
ISO 3200
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Blarney Sunrise

Just another sunrise in Blarney, Co Cork. October 2018.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 300mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos

Blarney Castle Grounds in the Snow

Blarney Castle grounds in snow. January 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Cork Ireland Photos

Bridge in the Snow

Blarney Castle grounds, Blarney, Co Cork. January 2015.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 84mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/80s