Perhaps because of St. Patrick’s Day the Lens Artist’s Prompt this week: History got me thinking about a couple of the historic sites we saw when we visited Ireland.Continue reading Myth and Mystery-Irish History
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day= merry Spring
The choice of the date for St. Patrick’s day can’t be by chance. It is all about spring.
I am ready for it.
GIFing and PNGing: My Leprechaun ProjectContinue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day= merry Spring
For Wordless Wednesday
They’re everywhere: Fences from here and there
I was surprised at how many fence pictures I have. After going through my archives looking specifically for fences I realized that I have a tendency t use them as framing elements in photos.
Irish country road
Going through some old pictures from our trip to Ireland in 2013. These are from a day trip through the Gap of Dunloe in McGillicuddy Reeks in Killarney. Time seems to go by fast, yet so much has happened since that it seems like both yesterday and a lifetime ago at the same time.
For Son of a Beach’s Which Way Challenge
Garinish Garden Path
These were taken on a path through the lush gardens of Garinish, in Ireland.
Garinish is an island near the Ring of Kerry. For some reason (maybe because so many of the same plants we saw there are blooming right now) I’ve been thinking about it lately. It was a driving challenge to get there from where we were staying in Killarney, but the travel was through beautiful country and well worth the white knuckles through a few stretches. It’s not super well known.
Here are a few candid pictures of kids from my archives for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. All of these pictures were taken in color. I experimented with the black and white presets in Adobe Lightroom. At first I wondered why they had so many, but each picture looked best with a different setting. This is the first time I have experimented with the black and white settings in Lightroom.
Travel Theme: Gleaming
To gleam is to “shine brightly, especially with reflected light”, according to The Google. Here are some of my gleaming travel experiences.
These are the gleaming white walls of “The Getty” in LA:
A gleaming sculpture welcoming folks to Yreka, California:
A sheep with gleaming wool somewhere in western Ireland:
Gleaming modern Beijing Nan (South) train station:
A gleaming sea serpent in Fort Bragg, California:
Gleaming golden serenity in the form of the Buddha at the Great Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, China:
Pasqueflower seedheads gleaming in the early morning light at Mount Rainier in Washington state:
Post inspired by Where’s My Backpack Travel Theme: Gleaming.
Way More Than Five Hats
These pictures are from a shop in Killarney. I have never seen so many hats in one place. It seemed so Irish.
I was reminded of these pictures by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: More Than 5 Items
On the way through the Gap of Dunloe
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “On the Way.”