Posts Tagged: Blarney

The Cows are Watching

The Cows are Watching

Suspicious eyes watch us through a fence in the grounds of Blarney Castle about a month ago.

PS. No watermark. Photo is CC anyway.

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G900F
Focal length 4.8mm
ISO 40
Shutter speed 1/210s

Light Trails in Blarney

Light Trails in Blarney

The red lights of a passing car streak across this photo taken in front of Christy’s in Blarney over the weekend.

The photo was a long exposure of 8 seconds, at f/4, ISO 100. I was shooting in manual mode and made sure the scene was under exposed by at least a stop. As f/4 was my widest aperture the lens captured as much of the red light as it could.

I took numerous shots of this scene and was bent over my camera (with my wallet under the lens to angle it upwards) so long that a woman came over asking if I had lost anything!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 8s

Tree in shadow

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A tree in the grounds of Blarney Castle.

Yesterday morning there was a glorious sunrise, this morning it was horrible. Fingers crossed for tomorrow!

Camera SM-G900F

Almost flooded at the castle

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The River Martin flows through the grounds of Blarney Castle in Co Cork and after recent heavy rain the river was very high.

Camera SM-G900F

The Blarney Roses

The Blarney Rose

Beautiful roses at the entrance to Blarney Castle in Co Cork, Ireland.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/125s

The Curious Cow

The Curious Cow

One of the cows in a field on the grounds of Blarney Castle, Co Cork, Ireland. I’m not entirely happy with the cow in the background on the right but, meh. I love the texture of the cow’s hair on it’s face.

Day 4 of #FiveDayBlackAndWhiteChallenge‬. Plenty more images to come!

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/125s

Blarney Tree in Fog

Blarney Tree in Fog

This is a tree that once stood in a large field near Blarney Castle, Co Cork, Ireland. It stood alone and was sometimes visible from the road but unfortunately it was chopped down a few weeks ago.

This was shot in February 2014 on a foggy, cold morning.

I was nominated on Facebook by two people (thanks Paul, thanks Claire) to post a monochrome image for five days so that’s what you can expect here this week! I’ll also be taking part in the photography 101 challenge on my WordPress.com blog at donncha.wordpress.com so make sure you subscribe, or follow me on Twitter/G+/FB where the usual notices are posted!

PS. I was reminded that this tree was known as the Fairy Tree by local people in Blarney. Thanks Mairéad!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Seeds of the sweet chestnut

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Seeds litter the area around a sweet chestnut tree in the grounds of Blarney Castle in County Cork, Ireland.

My Creepy Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Longlegs

I found this little Daddy Long Legs Crane Fly on the window of my car about a week ago. It was a chilly morning so I doubt he lasted long.

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G900F
Focal length 4.8mm
ISO 40
Shutter speed 1/100s