The picture above is of Kylmore Abbey located in the Connemara
area of Ireland. I think it turned out as my best shot on
the trip becaue the lighting was right, and everything just
seemed to fall into place with ease. Klymore Abbey is a
working monestary, but it was originally meant to be a home
that a rich gentleman built for his beloved wife, so the
romantic story attached to it matches it's beautiful exterior.
The above photograph was taken at Hore Abbey near Cashel,
Ireland. The abbey is in ruins, which provides a mythical,
mysterious look to it. I took this photograph right at sunset
as a play on light and form.
The above is a portrait I took of a fellow traveler while
visiting Newgrange in Ireland. Newgrange is the site of
an ancient burial ground that predates the construction
of the Egyptian pyramids. I think this shot worked especially
well because of the serene look on the subject's face.
Blackwater River in Ireland is the subject of the shot
above. It was near dusk so I took several shots, but this
one turned out best. I had to lean over a bridge to get
the right angle and it was hard not to let my hands shake
the camera, but the end product was worth it.
The above is another prtrait of a Dingle, Ireland native
relaxing on a Saturday morning. I like this shot because
the subject was so cheerful and great to work with. I also
like the composition a lot becasue the shop window frames
him well and the color red is repeated in several different
Well, those are my top five Ireland photos! I took TONS,
but these were the best. I hope to go back again in the
future and look forward to continuing my study of photography
in the meantime.