Saturday, August 8, 2015

Doulus Head

On the evening of Thursday, the 6th of August, four members of the club set out from Caherciveen to Doulus Head, the headland north of Valentia Harbour, opposite of Valentia Lighthouse. It took us about an hour through pretty wet and rough sheep grazing land to reach from the place where we left the cars the most westerly tip of the headland. However, we were well rewarded with spectacular views and a grandiose sunset.

Sheep farmer at Doulus head
Patrick O`Neill, the proprietor of the land at Doulus head has not only kindly given us permission to enter his farm but also allowed us to take pictures of himself, one of the last old gentlemen who always had time for a chat and were so full of interesting stories and tales.      

Dingle Bay
View from Doulus Head over Dingle Bay

Blasket Islands in the sunset
The Sun starts to settle over the Blaskets

View from Doulus Head to Skellig St. Michael
View from Doulus Head south to Skellig St. Michael

View from Doulus Head to Skellig St. Michael
Skellig St Michael

Valentia Lighthouse
Valentia Lighthouse at the entrance to Valentia Harbour               

evening clouds over Dingle Bay
Evening clouds over Dingle Bay

Golden light over Blaskets
Blaskets in Gold

Valentia Radio Station with Skellig St Michael
Valentia Radio Station and Skellig St Michael

Valentia lighthouse and red sailboat
Evening cruise

Knightstown in evening light
Knightstown in evening light

dramatic clouds over Balskets
Dramatic clouds form over the Blaskets

evening photography
Preparing for the last shot

gorge down to Dingle Bay
The last shot

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ballycarbery Castle at Over The Water, Ring of Kerry

After a long brake, the Club finally met for a new outing and due to the dull overcast we decided to head for Ballycarbery Castle at Over the Water near Caherciveen. Instead on landscape photography we concentrated on the stonework of the old ruin, mainly for black and white presentation.

Window Ballycarberry castle seen from below
Remains of stone carved window frame

Window at Ballycarberry Castle, Over the Water, wild Atlantic Way
Ivory encroaches a window opening

Raven at Ballycarberry Castle, Wild Atlantic Way
A raven circles the ruins of the Castle

Ivory covered ruins of Ballycarbery Castle, Wild Atlantic way
Ivory covers the tower remains

Ivory roots at Ballycarbery Castle, Caherciveen
Old Ivory roots climb up the castle walls

Inside the Castle ruins, Ballycarbery Castle
Inside the Castle

Colourful stonework at Ballicarbery Castle, Caherciveen
Colourful stonework arches a door at Ballicarbery Castle

Stonework arch at Ballicarbery, Over the Water, Caherciveen
More colourful stonework in the castle

Door at Ballycarbery Castle, Over the Water
View through an dilapidated gate at Ballycarbery Castle

Window at Ballycarbery Castle, Over the Water, Caherciveen
Window into a dull sky

Ivory over old stone at Ballycarbery Castle, Over The Water
More ivory covered ruins