Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snow on Skellig Michael

This is just a week ago, all gone now, soft light and weather now. The monastery on Skellig Michael covered in snow is most certainly the biggest thing I have not photographed this year. Maybe one day. sigh.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Seasons Greatings from South West Ireland

A Happy Christmas to all visitors, friends and family, we wish you a peaceful season.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Solstice, Lunar Eclipse and Snow in Kerry

This morning on Bray Head, Valentia Island between 7 and 8.30 am...

This last photo was taken this afternoon, snow has eventually reached Cealla Cnoic - much to the surprise of our cat and dog.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Winter Walk in South Kerry

With all the cold and unpredictable weather of late you would not think this is the right time for taking landscape photos- but it is!

Together with a photographer from Germany who came here on a photo holiday we both set out yesterday to explore the lovely winter light in the gardens of Derrynane House among other places.
Although it was quite cold we were quite determined to make the most of the dry conditions and absolutely stunning light at times.

Instead of putting single photos here I used Lightroom´s Slideshow Settings to export a pdf which I then simply uploaded to my issuu account and the embedded the "photobook" here!

Enjoy! (And click on the following to see it bigger...)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rossbeigh Beach, County Kerry

Rossbeigh Beach, is part of the Glenbeigh village at the Ring of Kerry. I went there last Saturday with one of my students in the Killorglin Community College, Sean Golden. Sean had shown photos from the Tower on the beach and the poor state of the structure made me interested to take some photos myself. The Tower used to mark the entrance to Castlemaine Harbour and is called also Castlemaine Beacon. The Tower is badly damaged and needs to be repaired urgently or it will fall very soon. I hope the work is carried out soon, otherwise this landmark is lost for good.
In the background is Dingle Peninsula, covered in snow.

If you go there beware of soft sand during low tide, you can sink in.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bray Head, Valentia Island, County Kerry - Winter Walk

 Dingle Peninsula  in snow

If you drive over the bridge from Portmagee turn left and after passing the monument for the Transantlantic Cable you turn left again and park your car on the left. You walk a nice and easy walk up to Bray Head from where you can see in all directions including the Skelligs and Portmagee.
 This is a spot for fantastic panorama shots and the sheep are always close. Be careful at the edge of the land.
This morning we had this wonderful view of the Kerry mountains covered in snow.
Its only a 20 minutes drive from the Ring of Kerry.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kerry Mountain during the Winter

Derriana Lake, Waterville, County Kerry