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Stop! The Birds!

Street lighting and STOP sign pictured on the quays just up from here last Saturday.
I wanted to make the stop sign jump out a bit more but didn’t want to force it too much. I do like the leading lines the guide the eye to the top of the pole!
And in other news, voting for the Irish Blog Awards has commenced! I’ve been nominated in 3 categories including “Best Photo Blog” for this blog!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/800s
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Glendalough Ireland Landscape Nature Photos Sky Sun Wicklow

Glendalough Lower Lake

Glendalough derives it’s name from the Irish name for the area, “Gleann Da Loch” which roughly translates as “glen of the two lakes”. It was a cold enough day so we only got a good look at the lower lake, but I’m looking forward to visiting again!

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Architecture Ireland Landscape Nature Photos River Wicklow

Glendalough Bridge

We spent last weekend driving – up to Bray in Co. Wicklow, visited Glendalough, The Sally Gap and promptly got lost a few times on the way to Avoca!
On Sunday we returned to Cork, but took a detour via Tullow and Carlow to visit Killkenny. We called to friends in Fermoy and arrived home late last night.
The N11 on the east coast is very impressive! Getting to Killkenny from Bray is a chore however. There are only secondary roads the whole way, but the scenery is amazing and we saw bits of the country we hadn’t been to before!
This is the first photo from that trip taken at Glendalough.
The round tower in the background was built sometime between the 8th and 12th centuries. Round Towers were built to protect monastic scriptures, gold and property from Viking raiders. The only entrance is far off the ground, and easily defended.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Abstract Blarney Canon 20D Cork Fog Ireland Nature Photos Sigma 18-200 Urban

Sunlit Web

On a foggy morning a web will sparkle in the ambient light because of the moisture in the air.
I spent an inordinate amount of time crouched down shooting this dead bush!

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The Land of Blarney

Looking out from Blarney Castle yesterday morning.

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Blarney Nature Photos Sky

Winter Sky

Taken while we were out walking this afternoon. Beautiful but a little cold.

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Cork Nature Photos Sky Urban

City Rainbow

At the top of Patricks Street I noticed a rainbow over the city.

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Cork Nature Night

The Lough Lights

Cars and buses light up the road as they pass by The Lough

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Abstract Blarney Cork Nature Photos Trees Us

My Garden

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Yellow Flower

Originally posted on todayismygifttoyou.ie this was an entry for Today FM’s Us Day.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 6mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s