A Short Trip to Kerry
The recent May bank holiday weekend provided a great opportunity to take a short break to Kenmare in Co. Kerry. Weather conditions were mixed to say the least but there were sufficient dry intervals to go out and about with the camera. The cloud cover helped to add a bit of extra drama and atmosphere to some scenes.
There was a motor rally taking place around the county over the weekend which resulted in some roads being closed for extended periods. However, this just meant finding some alternative and interesting routes to chosen locations.
The photos in this post were taken over several days and cover aspects of the Ring of Beara, Killarney lakes and the woods on the Muckross Estate. I will shortly post another blog from this trip which will showcase Muckross Abbey which I visited for the first time.
Most pleasing of all was the opportunity to discover the famous derelict cottage deep inside the Black Valley. There are a couple of shots of this below – and although this was the wettest day of the trip, it only served to provide a suitably atmospheric vibe at this location.
I hope you enjoy these photos. I always welcome feedback so please feel free to leave comments or suggestions.
Wonderful shots John. I’m a sucker for derelict Irish cottages and there are two suitably gloomy pics.
Thanks Roy – it was gloomy there to say the least. I’d have stayed longer but the camera was getting soaked!
Great shots John. Dramatic looking weather.
Thanks Aidy – yes, the weather was suitably atmospheric 🙂
…evocative textures and moods, John.. excellent!
Thank you Tami 🙂
These are breathtaking photos!
Thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment.
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what stunning shots of the abandoned cottage –it is a wonderful spot and just fantastic images of this area–in fact your images of this cottage makes it a must place for me to visit Would love permission to do a sketch and painting of it Exciting country , exciting old cottage and very exciting images
Thank you Malcolm