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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

A Blarney Sunrise

A Blarney Sunrise

The sun rises over the houses of Shamrock Terrace in Blarney, late November 2020.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 6mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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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 Urban

Red Sky in the Morning

Red Sky at Morning

Red sky at night, shepherds’ delight.
Red sky in the morning, shepherds’ warning.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 6mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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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