Posts Tagged: Blarney

Sunrise over Blarney

Sunrise over Blarney

This morning my son and I joined other parents and children to walk to school. It was a beautiful morning and I captured the glow of the early morning sun before it broke over the horizon and over the roof of Blarney Woollen Mills.

Early Morning in Blarney

Early morning in Blarney, Co Cork. Including a tent erected in the green area in the middle of the village. Nobody tell Charles!

Blarney Post Office

Blarney Post Office

Blarney Post Office through the windscreen of my car. More rain.

Family Fun Day in Blarney

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Today was Family Fun Day in Blarney oraganised by Gaelscoil Mhuscrai. It threatened to rain several times but besides a few drops it stayed dry and everyone had fun!

Bread Delivery

Bread Delivery

Fresh Bread delivered to the Castle Hotel, Blarney this morning.

Blarney House

Blarney House

Blarney House, an impressive building on the grounds of Blarney Castle in Co. Cork, Ireland. It’s a private residence but during the summer there are guided tours every half hour.

Focus on Flowers

Focus on Flowers

Flowers in the gardens of Blarney Castle.

Never once in my wildest nightmares did I ever imagine that I’d post a camera phone image as a single post but here it is. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4. There’s obvious JPEG artefacts when you view the original at 100% but this 800×600 pixel image is good enough for web viewing and Lightroom does wonders even with JPEG files.

I’ve posted many more photos from the S4 on my Google Plus account but they’re straight from the camera and “enhanced” by G+ and still look pretty good!

Camera GT-I9505

Cherry Blossom under the Castle

Cherry Blossom under the Castle

Cherry blossom trees never fail to make my wife Jacinta gasp as they’re so beautiful. This one is in the grounds of Blarney Castle and I don’t think she knows (or she’s forgotten) it’s there!

Many years ago I posted another photo of cherry blossom on the day of our wedding. It’s not quite that day yet but I wanted to share this photo today as it’s so nice outside this morning.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

Hank Wedel and band in the Castle Hotel, Blarney

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Hank Wedel´╗┐ and band at the Castle Hotel in Blarney on Sunday night. The band played a blinder despite the fact there was next to no room for them. These photos weren’t me walking up to them and sticking a camera in their faces, I had to lean back!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/50s