I’m just back from a short break in Kerry. It’s something of a semi-annual pilgrimage at this stage and I never tire of it, though it does mean re-visiting locations which I have often photographed in the past. This year, for a bit of variety, I decided to take a dis-proportionate number of shots with my iPhone and post them to Instagram. However, I did get to several new locations as well as looking for new angles on some past favourites. For these, I turned to my trusty D-SLR (it’s a Nikon D7100). Below is a small selection from the trip.
1. Brandon Creek
Brandon Creek is the site St Brendan allegedly departed on his voyage to America. This shot shows the river with Mr Brandon in the background, before it enters the see at a small bay, still used by fishermen to this day.
2. Dunquin and the Slea Head Drive
A shot taken on the Slea Head drive showing dramatic coastal scenery with the Blasket Islands in the distance, followed by a panoramic view of Dunquin Bay and almost a bird’s eye view of Dunquin Pier – a shot that has been on my bucket list for some time. I would like to re-take this one in the future at a different time of day – sunset, perhaps.
3. Top of Torc Waterfall
The most familiar images of Torc Waterfall are taken from the bottom but the top is also worth a few shots. Here’s my take on it.
4. The Derelict Cottage in the Black Valley
This features in several of my past posts. However, it is always worth another look and this time the sheep obliged by staying in the shot!
Beautiful series John, the real sprit of Kerry, its been far to long since i have been to that part of the country. I feel a road trip coming on.
Thanks Brendan. The Kingdom never disappoints!
Absolutely stunning John. Hope to get back down there soon.
Thanks Aidy. I’m sure you will have much more remote parts in mind that I am able to get to!
Not sure yet John. Eastern Reeks maybe, but I want to be fairly sure of decent weather before I take the long road down from Tyrone!
beautiful images John & love the narrative too ! 🙂
Many thanks Eimhear 🙂