Tag Archives: Ireland

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Composition: Assessing the Subject

Previous article in this series: What is ‘Composition’?  Unless you are a dedicated ‘snapshooter’ (a grab-shottist?), photography is a mind game. While not all subjects give you time to go through a long process to determine […]

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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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Key Cottage in St. Mullins, County Carlow

While much of this former mill-worker’s home has been modernised, Key Cottage still has a corner that maintains some old world charm. This is the seat where I would read every morning before the others woke up. I […]

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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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Cahir Castle Rose, County Tipperary

I could not resist posting this pristine rose with foliage, growing within the Cahir Castle walls. Some may wish to see the actual castle, but it was the quality of this rose that captured my […]

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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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