Posts Tagged: Blarney

Playing with Fire and Light

Playing with Fire and Light

Steel wool, multicoloured lights, a dark area and long exposure shots. Great fun with Blarney Photography Club last night!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 20s

2015 St. Patrick’s Day in Blarney

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A few photos from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney today. It was a fabulous day for the parade. The sun was shining and it was warm. The parade went off with barely a hitch (one of the classic cars needed a push at one point) and it was great fun to watch. My favourite would have to be the toilet one by Blarney Drain Services! I was going to say it was a float but saying “toilet float” makes me feel ill.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 60mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/125s

Crocus Flowers and Blarney Castle

Crocus Flowers and Blarney Castle

A selection of the crocuses growing in the grounds of Blarney Castle right now.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Fog on the Water in Blarney

Fog on the Water in Blarney

Bird Sanctuary, Blarney, Co Cork. 2004.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 36.1mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Sunbeams in the Trees

Sunbeams in the trees

The sun shines through the trees one early morning in November, 2013.

Spotlight on Blarney Castle

Spotlight on Blarney Castle

The sun peeks through the clouds to illuminate the ruins of a wall in the grounds of Blarney Castle, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 1250
Shutter speed 1/160s

Blarney Castle in the Snow

Blarney Castle in the Snow

Snow fell last night in Ireland and everything came to a halt as people all over the country gasped in wonder at the strange white stuff on the ground. Thankfully it looks like it won’t last. We’re not equipped to deal with this sort of weather at all!

Blarney Castle opened later than usual but the paths were all cleared so of course I had to go tramping away in the snow covered grass..

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

Crows for the Snow

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Crows sitting through the snow falling in Blarney a few minutes ago.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 8000
Shutter speed 1/160s

Rijnvelds Early Sensation

Rijnvelds Early Sensation

If you go down to Blarney Castle now you’ll see 30,000 daffodils blooming in the beautiful gardens there. In my last post I joked that the daffodils were confused but it’s a plant that flowers early and tolerates the cold so it’s perfect for this time of year.

Be sure to check out Ferbal O’Callaghan’s beautiful photo of the daffodils too and check out the Friends of Blarney Castle Facebook group where there are more pictures and information.

There’s also the SodShow interview with Paul O‚ÄôSullivan and Adam Whitbourn of Blarney Gardens here and here if you want to know more about the gardens there.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 160
Shutter speed 1/160s