Aherlow Woods in County Tipperary

Taken in Aherlow Woods in County Tipperary during a winter trip there way back in November 2014.

 

The photo was taken on a Canon Eos 20D using a 18-55mm lens fitted with a deep red filter for that little bit of extra contrast. Hope you like it.

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Knocksink Woods in Enniskerry

Knocksink Wooks Enniskery

I took this photo during a recent trip to Knocksink Woods near Enniskerry, County Wicklow. I used to visit this place a lot when I was a little kid growing up in Dundrum. We used to hop on the bus to Enniskerry and take the short walk back to Knocksink where you could literally go wild for a few hours with a gang of your friends, there were no rules up here and we would spend hours sliding down the steep hills until there was no arse left in our jeans. Great memories and I still love the place. Great to still see kids sliding down the slopes on their bums too.

 

Taken on a Canon Eos 20D with a 18-55mm lens.

Flower in the Glen Of Aherlow, Tipperary

This shot was taken during a trip to the Glen of Aherlow in County Tipperary. It was a beautiful winters day, by that I mean the sun was shining but it was still baltic outside in the woods. It’s a beautiful part of the country with lots of unspoilt forest walks and treks. We rented one of the superb lodges on the grounds of Aherlow House Hotel, highly recommend it if you want to tour around that part of Ireland.

Taken on a Canon Eos 20D using a 50mm lens and a high contrast red filter.

Jimmy Joe

Jimmy Joe in Deer Park

I’m not actually sure whether it’s just here in Ireland that we called the lovely fluffy seed heads of the Dandelion flower “Jimmy Joe’s” or “Jinny Joe’s” or do other countries use this term too. These things always remind of being a child running around trying to catch as many of them as possible, if it’s actually possible to catch flowers that is. I still can’t resist picking them and blowing all the wee seeds from the top and watching them float off in the breeze, something still very charming about it.

I took this photo in 2016 in The Deer Park in Mount Merrion late on a sunny summers evening.

Taken using my trusty old Eos 20D.

Maudabawn in County Cavan

Maudabawn Cultural Centre

Maudabawn Cultural Centre

Taken in County Cavan in a lovely town called Maudebawn, close to Cootehill.

This was originally The Maudabawn Cultural Centre but you can now rent the whole thing out and stay there.

Highly recommend it too.

Long exposure digital shots.

The Glen Of Aherlow

The Glen Of Aherlow

I hope you will indulge me but from time to time I like to share some of my photography from outside the Phoenix Park with you.

I took this photo recently whilst on holidays in the Glen Of Aherlow in County Tipperary. It’s one of the most picturesque parts of Ireland and even on a wet and misty weekend I still got a chance to capture a few scenes like this one. Who said you can’t take good photographs in the rain eh?

You can now purchase mounted & signed 8 x 6 inch prints of this photograph from my Etsy store by clicking this link. These prints cost only €10 each with free post anywhere within Ireland.

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Two Hawthorns

Old hawthorn in the Phoenix Park

I’ve only recently become aware of my complete and utter fascination with the much maligned hawthorn tree. The reason I have only recently become aware of this is down to the simple fact that I never really knew that these were hawthorn trees, for some very strange reason I always thought hawthorns were just scrawny little bushes that grew on the side of every Irish rural road. It seems I have been very wrong all these years. I wouldn’t mind but I have been taking photographs of these truly beautiful trees for nigh on twenty years now and it never occurred to me to ask somebody in the know what they actually were.

At this juncture I should also point out that I am formerly a cabinetmaker so I really should know a thing or two about the names of the trees I was working with. I’m thinking I may have missed that particular day in school.

I do really love these tree though, just look at the shape of this little beauty. They never really grow to any great heights but when it comes to pure individualism these creatures win every time.

If you look really closely to the right of the trees you can see the GAA goalposts way off in the distance.

The photo was taken using a very old Bronica film camera. I used Kodak Tri-x 120mm film. The print was made in a traditional wet darkroom by my very own hands using Kentmere fine art photographic paper.

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St. Werburghs Church in Dublin, Ireland

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Ok, so I’m finally finished editing all the photographs in my recent set taken in St Werburghs Churhc in Dublin city centre. The Photos were all taken in the summer of 2013 and to be honest I almost forgot about them until about a month ago. I really hope you enjoy looking at the photos.It was such an amazing place to photograph and I was just so lucky to walk into the place on such a sunny day, the light beaming through the windows early in the morning really added some atmosphere to the shots.

Werburgh Street Church

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Werburgh Street Church, a set on Flickr.

Just a very quick post to let you know about some new photos I have recently posted on my Flickr page. The photos were taken in Werburgh Street Church here in Dublin City during the summer of 2013. They are not part of my Phoenix Park project but I think it’s ok to break the rules from time to time. [I suppose I can break the rules anytime I want, it’s my blog]