23rd May 2015

While I am a Carlow man I have always felt very lucky to be living in Naas. Between the lakes and the canal we have very easy access to enjoy the best nature has to offer.

My laptop is running out of space so I have spent the evening moving last years photographs to a backup drive when I came across this shot. It is from May of last year and I am sure it was taken down at the lake beside the hospital. It is always fascinating to see how the Cygnets manage to make their way onto their parents back.

 

Swan & Cygnet
Mother & Baby

Adding this to Kent Weakley’s Sweet Shot Tuesday.

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17th May 2013

As you may have noticed from previous blogs I spend a lot of time around Wicklow driving the car or motorbike. While the photographs here are not the best technically and hopefully on another day it would be clearer I thought it was interesting to get an overall shot of the area I spend so much time in 🙂

This shot is of Vartry Reservoir and it is located near the village of Roundwood. When I saw it first I thought it was the Blessington lakes but checking details on google maps tonight and I am happy it is the reservoir.

I have the ISO at 400 as I wanted a relatively faster shutter speed to reduce shake/vibration from the flight. The setting of f11 was to attempt to get sharpness across the landscape but shooting through the window I think negates some of that.

Settings : ISO 400, 55m, f11, 1/160sec.

 

Wicklow Vartry Reservoir
Wicklow Vartry Reservoir

These are Lough Bray Upper and Lough Bray lower. Until I checked Google maps I thought there was only one Lough Bray so you learn something new every day !

Again I had the ISO at 400 to allow for the shutter speed, vibration etc.

 

Wicklow Lough Bray Landscape
Wicklow Lough Bray Landscape

 

Actually last year I went up to Lough Bray on the motorbike to take a shot of Lough Bray from the lakeside. Checking the dates it was in May as well. Tricky bit it was a 15 minute walk across fields to get to it. I used a tripod to ensure a clear shot so this allowed the shutter speed to be slow.

Settings : ISO 100, 18mm, f22, 1/5 sec

 

Lough Bray Lakeside
Lough Bray Lakeside

 

Adding this to Kent Weakley Sweet Shot Tuesday.
P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley