The Swan’s Wings

The Swan’s Wings You really only appreciate how large and imposing a swan is when they rear up out of the water and spread their magnificent wings. While at The Lough on Sunday there were a number of fights between swans. Guess it’s that time of the year again, eh? The swans were fairly tame towards us humans, and allowed us to shoot quite closely, but I’ve had run ins with swans before and I’m always suspicious of them! Katie caught me as I lay on the ground to get a shot of The Lough Church. Embarrassed? Me? Never, I’ve been in many other more compromising situations just to get… Read More

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That bread is mine!

That bread is mine! A heron swoops in on a bunch of greedy gulls at The Lough yesterday! For more pictures, check out Katie’s set and Will’s photos! In retrospect, we were very lucky with the weather for the photowalk. Just after I got home the downpour started and 60mph winds ravaged the south of the country! I was going to upload a bunch of the photowalk shots today but I’ll let them trickle in and then post the remainer on Friday.

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The Lough Photowalkers

The Lough Photowalkers We had a great day today. 11 people showed up at the Lough in Glasheen today for the photowalk. Pictured above are some of us. Unfortunately Patrick and Amy, and then Brendan left earlier. Thank you all for taking the time and making the effort to come. It was freezing cold and windy and it would have been so much easier to sit inside with a good book or in front of the telly! From left to right: Sean, Kevin, Katie, Will, Donal, Sandy, Ryan and that’s me Donncha kneeling down in front. Ryan & Sandy – what’s your dog’s name again? We stayed at the south… Read More

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Learning the ropes

Learning the ropes Ropes tie up small boats in Bantry, Co Cork. The tide is very far out and many boats are stranded in the mud. I love the texture of rope. Yummy. Looking forward to meeting you all at the photowalk tomorrow!

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Charity Daffodils

Charity Daffodils Here are the daffodils my wife picked up when she gave a nice crisp €50 note to the Irish Cancer Society collector in Blarney this afternoon. A few days ago I offered to give the proceeds from the sale of a photo to charity plus €50 of my own money/. Nobody splashed out on a print unfortunately. Well done to Robert who braved the elements to collect today!

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Old farm building in ruins

Old farm building in ruins Out in the wilds of Co Cork, to the north of Bantry I found an old deserted farm. The house looked like it had been empty for some time and some of the out buildings were in worse repair. Don’t forget the photowalk on Sunday!

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Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day Daffodil Day is fast approaching on Friday so I thought a photo of these gorgeous flowers was appropriate. Daffodil Day is when cancer charities all over the world raise a large portion of their funds by selling daffodils. If you see an official seller please support a good cause and give generously. I gave away a Daffodil Day header image last year on my blog. Actually, I’m still using it since then as my blog’s banner so I’m rather pleased with it! Buy this image before Friday and you’ll support charity Daffodil Day is next Friday. I’ve just started selling this image of daffodils on rebubble.com. If I… Read More

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The long road

The long road A road winds into the hills north of Bantry. Yesterday’s photo of the Bantry hills was taken just up the road from here! I joined Red Bubble yesterday and sold a photo already, although I think it was Pete who bought it as I emailed him last night about it. Nice selection of presentation methods too. Cool. Buy This Print

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The rolling hills of Bantry

The rolling hills of Bantry This is one of my favourite shots from the weekend in Bantry. Basically I drove up the back roads out of Bantry town, then came to another town and picked the smallest road out of that place before going up a tiny little boithirin with barely room for my car. Wonderful. Buy This Photo

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