Monday, July 22, 2013

Over the Water, Blow Hole

Pink rocks, high cliffs, a sea stag, the blow hole, you have it all in this fantastic location and all for yourself as there is no road close by or car park. The wgentle walk along the coast gets you in the right mood and when you arrive you are just amazed by the size of this place. The extra bonus point was a minke whale on his way to Kells and a fantastic sunset over Great Blasket. When you go there, be careful near the sea and mind your steps.
©Michael Herrmann

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kells Bay Garden with the South Kerry Camera Club

The South Kerry Camera Club and some friends from the Killarney club went to Kells Bay Garden for a fantastic Thai Lunch and a photo walk through the park. The food  was a real treat and very good. The room where you eat and the other rooms are beautiful designed and very tasteful decorated. The furniture is mixed asian and european and works well. The garden is a heaven for any photographer. The special bonus was this time to see the water lilies in the little lake near the Gunnera. I´ll be back there very soon, for more food and photos. Bring a tripod if you are going to take photos, the light can be limited. Thanks for friends and family coming along, everybody had a great time.
All photos Canon 5d and 50/100 macro lens.
©Michael Herrmann 2013

Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Year of the Bog Cotton

This year seems to bring nature to do interesting things. All the palm trees are in blossoms and the bog cotton is growing like I have never seen it before in Kerry. During a walk in the bog even my dog got confused with all the white bog cotton pieces flying around.
 If I would stayed there for a day she would look like a sheep. Friends telling me bog cotton was used in the past mixed with wool for weaving. It feels like silk but has a short fibre.
 All photos were taken with a Canon 5d and 50mm lens.
 ©Michael Herrmann 2013