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What is Composition?

Previous article: Photography and Composition In the visual arts, ‘composition’ is the arrangement of elements within a work. In photography, good composition supports the subject and makes it more visually appealing. Depending on the motivation […]

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Ballycarbery Castle, County Kerry

Ballycarbery Castle is an ‘enter-at-your-own-risk’ property, and we did. Some of the lower chambers are still whole, so you could scramble up to a higher level. There is turf and small trees growing there, and on […]

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Staigue Ring Fort, County Kerry

Estimated to have been built sometime between 100 BCE and 400 CE, this ring fort probably protected a local chieftain’s family and servants. The walls are 6 metres high and 4 meteres thick at the […]

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Quin Friary Redeemed

While the previous image reflected the history of Quin Friary–dark and grim–this is how it looks today in the pleasant light of a May evening.

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Quin Friary, County Clare.

The stones that were used to construct Quin Friary were torn from the ruins of an earlier Anglo-Norman castle that was built by Thomas de Clare, Lord of Thomond in 1280. The Normans were no slouches when […]

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