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Dunguaire Castle 2006-11-28

Unfortunately my other obligations are pulling me further and further away from photography and this photoblog, so I've been unable to stick to the "almost-daily-updated-photoblog" promise. This of course means that I either stop posting alltogether, or scramble for older, salvagable images. Let's hit the archives, and see how long this'll last!

The above image was captured on my Ireland trip last month. Dunguaire Castle is a 17th C. castle situated just outside the village of Kinarva on the shores of Galway Bay. Frankly, though, this rocky 4-waller can hardly be called a castle. It's so small and cute, that you could comically skip around its perimeter in less than 1 minute. Despite the humble stature, it's apparently the most photographed castle in all of Ireland. That's because most photographers take advantage of the castle's reflection in the Galway Bay by photographing from the opposite side. Being the lazy landscape photographer that I am, I couldn't be bothered to walk the 200 yards, so I just snapped this picture from the road, and raced back to Cliffs of Moher.

PS: I spent some time on blog maintenance today. Recently I was really getting bogged down by bloody spam, so today I installed the Akismet anti-spammer. If you come across any problems while posting, please contact me! Additionally, I put the mouse back on the wheel for the site visitor counter (though it should be at 90k, instead of 50k!), and created a Links page. Feel free to take the time and visit these incredible talents!

Comments (8)

  • Beautiful, classic composition. I like the line of the rock wall leading up to the castle.
    Doug @ Nov-28-2006
  • Very surreal capture, the softness of the shot works pretty good.



    Suby
    Suby @ Nov-28-2006
  • Beautiful place, your archives have som treasures :)
    Andriy @ Nov-28-2006
  • Nice work with the wall leading you into the castle. Love the slightly muted colors.
    Jeff Ambrose @ Nov-28-2006
  • Awesome photo as usual. And the whole posting schedule thing is tricky. I believe you can't 'force' yourself to shoot everyday; you'll lose passion and eventually your eye. BUT, if you decide to shoot whenever you feel like it, sometimes that could be weeks inbetween; you need discipline to shoot. Hrmm... If you find out the answer, let me know :-)
    Jessyel Ty Gonzalez @ Nov-29-2006
  • I too have been hitting the archives lately. Oh well. From that angle, the castle looks pretty grand. Heh. Wonders of perspective. Cheers!
    Noor Hazmee @ Nov-29-2006
  • Thank you for all your comments.

    Jessyel, you have some phenomenal images on your site, but is it just me or can viewers not leave comments on the images?



    Cheers,


    Salar @ Nov-29-2006
  • A great photo and colours are so vivid!
    Evi @ Mar-20-2007

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