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Ireland Photography Photos

Ballysaggartmore Towers

Ballysaggartmore Towers

One the two Ballysaggartmore Towers in Co Waterford. They are regarded as follies built no later than 1834. From the Wikipedia page:

“They were constructed for an Anglo Irish Landlord, Arthur Keily-Ussher no later than 1834. He held an estate of approximately 8000 acres, the majority of which was rented to tenant farmers but he retained approximately 1000 acres as a personal demesne. The lodges were constructed on the main avenue leading to the family’s residence; Ballysaggartmore House. The house itself was large but of a very plain design, which was in obvious contrast to the lodges. An account from 1834 indicates that a main house predated the lodges. This account also reports that they were built from designs by the head gardener; John Smyth and that the main entrance gates were forged locally for the sum of about £150.”

I took quick photos of the other Tower but we were drenched by a sudden cloud burst of rain so we were pretty miserable and just wanted to get back to the car.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 1000
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Ireland People Photography Photos Street Urban

Michael Mansfield of Ardmore, Co Waterford

Many years ago I published a few photos of Ardmore in Co Waterford. The post received a number of comments about one particular photo of a gentleman on a motorbike. His name was Michael Mansfield and unfortunately he passed away in 2009 but that hasn’t stopped the occasional visitor from leaving a comment since then, the most recent being yesterday.

That comment prompted me to look up the photos I made that day in 2005 to find more photos of Michael Mansfield. Here are the three I found, including the one that appeared in the original post.

Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield

Michael Mansfield

Reading the comments I wish I had stopped to talk to Michael. He seems to have been quite the character around Ardmore!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera CYBERSHOT
Focal length 25.1mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Ireland Photography Photos

Photographer in the Sea

Kilfarrasy Beach, Waterford. February 2019.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 65mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/1.3s
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Ireland Photography Photos

The Log in the Sea

Ballydowane, February 2019.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/25s
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Ireland Photography Photos

The sea rushes back

Ballydowane, Co Waterford over the weekend with Blarney Photography Club.

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/20s
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Black and White Ireland Photography Photos

Clonea Strand on a Cold August Day

Clonea Strand, Co. Waterford. August 2018.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Black and White Ireland Photography Photos

Slip into the water at Knockmahon Slipway

Knockmahon Slipway, Co. Waterford. March 2017.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 19mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1.6s
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Ireland Photography Photos

Rocks on the beach at Knockmahon Slipway

Knockmahon Slipway, Co. Waterford. March 2017.

Aperture ƒ/22
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/2s
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Ireland Photography Photos

Mahon Falls in the Mountains

Mahon Falls, Co. Waterford. March 2017.

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1.6s
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Photography Photos

Mahon Falls Panorama

Mahon Falls, Co Waterford. March 2017.

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 2s
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Ireland Photography Photos

Mahon Falls 1

Mahon Falls, Co Waterford. March 2017

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/3s
Categories
Black and White Ireland Photography Photos

Rocks and Sea at Kilfarrasy Beach

Kilfarrasy Beach, Co.Waterford. March 2017

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 22mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 8s