On this walk we took a path to the left of Mount Brandon, a different side of the mountain from that my previous post. We had intended to go up Brandon but due to low cloud and skeins of foggy patches coming from the sea we thought it safer to not go to the top of the mountain. I was secretly glad of this, to be honest, because I didn’t feel fit enough for the more challenging walk we might have taken.
The landmarks remained the same for much of the walk, but the clouds changed all the time.
This is how Brandon appeared as clouds rolled by.
My guess at this story is that the farmer left this old vehicle here to use as storage for his fencing materials, and it was first vandalised by human eejits, and later attacked by multiple storms.
These two photos were taken in the same minute, and look how quickly the picture can change in this kind of weather.
We accidentally deviated from our path and arrived at this cliff edge, and sat for our picnic on the grassy slopes below, where I picked up a few sheep ticks – again! There is Lyme disease here, but one can stay at home and be safe, or go out and take chances. At least you can’t pass Lyme disease on to anyone else, unlike Covid-19.
So, back down on low ground, and even on the correct route, just signposted with no obvious path.
A lovely walk with great views, and the foggy clouds even added to the beauty of the scenes. I hope you enjoyed the images.
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This one crept up on me, as they often do. I was just settling down to watch one of my favourite TV shows when I glanced out the window and saw these brillant colours in the sky. I nearly didn’t bother, but I decided to go for it, grabbed the camera and ran out and just managed to get a few shots before the colours faded.
These bare branches make it look quite wintry. We’ve had some very windy days this summer, following on from a particularly stormy winter. Some of the trees in this area haven’t had a chance to grow or hold onto many leaves.
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Here are several photos taken on Béal Bán Beach (White Mouth), one of my local beaches in Ballyferriter, near Dingle, in County Kerry in the South West of Ireland.
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It was a grey day on Ventry Beach, Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland. I have to say I have taken hundreds of photos on this and other beaches in the area, and I have always said that every day is different, so no two photos are ever the same. However, on this grey day with calm water, I felt challenged to make this images look sufficiently different from those earlier shots.
My solution was to convert to black and white, so here they are. I hope you will like them.
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I love rainbows. I mean I really love when that arc of vibrant colour appears in the sky after some dark dismal weather, and the sun breaks through the shower and creates this wonderful image. I live in West Kerry, on the Dingle Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. We have a lot of stormy wet weather, especially recently. Over the years I have accumulated a lot of rainbow phtotos, and although I have previously published some of them in different contexts, I just wanted to show some of my collection of rainbows here.
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The above photos were all taken in the Emlagh East area, Ballyferriter.
Below are several images from Cuas, by Brandon Creek.
The cottage in the above photos has been undergoing renovation recently, and looks in a somewhat better shape now.
From the Conor Pass road, above, with Mount Brandon under cloud and beautiful corrie lakes.
On Murioch Beach, above. Below are three photos from Béal Bán Beach
On Wine Strand above, with snow on Mount Brandon. Wine strand was so called because according to local folklore, several casks of wine were washed up here after the wrecking of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
The rest of the photos below were taken from the towpath by the canal in Tralee.
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Just a few recent shots of a sunset from just outside my west facing home. The mountain in view is Cruach Mharhain.
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On Feothanach Beach, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry. South West Ireland, on the WildAtlantic Way.
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THE BLASKET ISLANDS – TODAY’S VIEWS
The Blaskets, a group of Islands off the coast of the west end of the Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland. Famous for their beauty and their history. On my website there are several photos of the Islands and on Great Blasket, the largest of the Islands, on which there was once a thriving community. See: http://www.helene-brennan.com/c53-photographs-of-the-blasket-islands-
The ruin in the above photo is the schoolhouse from the movie Ryan’s Daughter. See my earlier post about this: https://helenebrennan.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/time-changes-everything-the-schoolhouse-from-the-ryans-daughter-movie-2/
View of Blasket Islands and Dunmore Head from the slip descending to the pier.
Below is a photo of Inis Tuaisceart.
Inis Tuaisceart, AKA The Sleeping Giant, one of the Blasket Island Group, above.
The Blasket Islands from Ballyickeen Commons, Dunquin.
Great Blasket Island.
Blasket Islands, from Ballyickeen.
The Tiaracht, one of the Blasket Island Group.
The Blasket Islands from The Clasach, Dunquin.
The links below will take you to my previous posts about the Blasket Islands.
Great Blasket Island – Photographs, Comments, Stories (Part 1)
Great Blasket Island – Photographs, Comments, Stories (Part 2)
Great Blasket Island, Part 3
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Yes, I have taken many photos and painted pictures of sunsets, many of which are previously posted in my blog and also on my website: http://www.helene-brennan.com/tag/sunset. But it’s so very hard to resist, when you see from your window the red-golden tree tops in the garden, and you know this is a special one – again. These special sunsets don’t happen often, but they happen a number of times in the year.
It isn’t always convenient to be out taking photos at these ‘special’ times. Last night, for instance I had just returned from a strenuous row on the sea, and wanted nothing more than to sit and relax. I tried to ignore the reddening of the sky outside, but eventually I had to just run outside before the colours disappeared. As usual in these situations, I just grabbed the images, no time for the tripod or anything like that.
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