Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63 – Magical

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Ireland is one of the most magical places I’ve ever visited, and what could be more magical than a stone circle?  This small circle was on some farmer’s hillside in the Beara Peninsula.  I admit this in kind of cheating because I already used this picture for a similar challenge with WPC: Magic in 2016.  But I just love this photo!  No one from our group went back in time through the circle, though.

Our tour guide actually had to work some magic of his own to get us this close, because there was a herd of cows in this field when we arrived.  We were about to hop the fence into the field (with permission), when he noticed there was a bull in with them!  Luckily he was able to calmly and gently herd them away and we were able to safely approach.

Maybe the cows also appreciate the magic of the stone circle.

You can find more magic at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #60– Framing the Shot

Arches are one of my favorite framing devices, and Europe is full of them.  Here are two photos my husband took, one at Roman ruins in Italy and one in a Croatian Old Town.  It’s nice to show off his talent every now and then!

But in a more natural setting, who doesn’t like using foliage for framing?  I immediately thought of this photo I took on a hike along the coast on the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork, Ireland.  I took pictures of this lighthouse from several angles with different framing devices; you can see more in my post for Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme.

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You can find more framed shots at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

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From Co Cork, Ireland.

I’ve been waiting for a challenge like this!  I call this slidehow Five Ways of Looking at a Lighthouse.

We walked the Bullig Bay Loop on the Beara Peninsula, just across the water from Ardnakinna Lighthouse on Bere Island.  We passed through several different terrains, and in each one we got a different view of the lighthouse.

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think mine might be the view from the marshy inlet.  We had to pause at that spot for a bit because one of our group got separated and the guide had to backtrack to find her.  It all turned out well, though, and we had a lovely walk.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

From Beara Peninsula.

The weather in Ireland is gloriously temperamental.  You might feel a bit bad for these boaters with that dark cloud rolling in, but chances are it was gone again just as soon.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

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From Co Cork, Ireland.

We had a lovely scenic walk near Dunboy on the coast of the Beara Peninsula.  The view at the end was particularly satisfying.  This is actually someone’s house or something, seen in the right of the picture, because apparently the public trail goes through their land.  Such a thing would be crazy in the US.  But can you image getting this view every day?  What lucky people!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction