Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Next camera club meeting

 Gothic Revival summer house (pre-1842) built by Daniel O’Connell

Some of the Fairy houses hidden in the gardens

We are meeting at the carpark by Derrynane Gardens June 2nd for our next camera club night. Bring tripod and a charged up camera, rain coat and lots of spirit. Everyone welcome, look forward to meeting you all there.

Derrynane House and Gardens, part of the Derrynane National Park.

Daniel O'Connell
The ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, Derrynane House is a public museum commemorating one of Ireland's leading historical figures and arguably the greatest ever Irishman, known by the nation as the Great Liberator.

Barrister, early civil rights activist, politician and statesmen, Daniel O'Connell was a huge figure amid the upheavals of the early 19th Century in Ireland . O'Connell was born in a humble cottage to a Catholic family in nearby Caherciveen but came to live at Derrynane House with his uncle from an early age. His uncle "Hunting Cap" O'Connell had grown rich through smuggling with France and Spain and when he died childless in 1825 the Derrynane estate was left to Daniel O'Connell whose descendants went on to live at Derrynane until 1958.

  The house has a museum and a cafĂ©. The sub-tropical gardens are wonderful and take advantage of the mild climate influenced by the Gulf Stream.Plantation and garden walks were laid out by the O’Connells in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, principally north and west of the house .  The old Gothic Revival summer house (Pic:3) in the gardens is directly associated with Daniel O’Connell, who built it as his solitary study .  

Sunday, May 22, 2011


This little beach found on the narrow road leaving Dungeagan heading to Waterville.
 Name unknown to me. It is a nice quiet location found at the end of a cul de sac.
Cannon 450D.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Photowalk Skellig Michael, May 29

I´m guiding a photowalk to the monastery of Skellig Michael on May 29 as part of the Ballinskelligs 2011  "Skellig Festival" . We are meeting 9 am at the pier in Ballinskelligs.
Bring your camera, battery charged and empty memory cards with you to visit on of the most outstanding places in the world. Weather clothing, a walking stick, and lunch  is recommended.
please book your place at 0876606586

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stained glass windows, St John, Valentia Island

19th century stained glass windows of St. John the Baptist, Knightstown, Valentia Island. Olympus E520, Olympus Digital 14-42mm, Photoshop 8.
All photos by © Franz Schenk

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rain, rain at Kell's garden's

Alway's watch out for obstructing object's such as ths plant.

Went to Kells Garden's full of enthusiasim but the rain was not on our side so only camera really used was a Fuji finepix, Photo's by 6yr old Brian Sullivan who was really eager to shoot something on his first field trip. We celebrated Deirdre's birthday and had a lovely chat indoors. The hospitality we received from Geraldine was so welcomming we will definitely be back, hopefully before the bluebells go.