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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ireland Through the Lens...

I've been going through my Ireland photos which I uploaded onto my computer the other day and sadly I'm a little disappointed. Many of them taken while riding on the motorcoach are far too blurry to print out or share even though I had my camera set to the "Sports" mode. In addition, many of the shots taken inside the various cathedrals, churches, and assorted buildings are too dark and murky even though I'd set the camera for interior surroundings. I knew from the start that my little point and shoot 5MP camera had limited abilities but I wanted something that was easy to use and convenient to carry. Oh well...I guess that's why I bought postcards at most of the places we stopped and toured.

This isn't to say that all my photos are terrible. I'm happy with many of the exterior landscape shots taken while outside the bus and some of my interior photos actually managed to come out reasonably well. Rather than bore you by posting photo after photo, I've decided to upload to the Flickr website a sampling of the various places we saw during our trip. If you look at my sidebar, you'll see a Flickr badge with my photos. If you click on the badge (sometimes it takes one or two tries), it will link you to my Flickr page where you can browse through my Ireland photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them. Oh...and "yes" that's me kissing the Blarney Stone...surprise!!!

13 comments:

rosemary said...

I have tried to bring up the flickr site, but my dial up may have it done by late Friday. Did you get to Dingle? When we were in Ireland it rained too, but I didn't care one bit. It is a beautiful counrty. Really glad you had a great time. Welcome back home.

meno said...

You did get some nice photos though! That looks like quite a trick at the Blarney Stone.

Michele said...

Absolutely stunning photographs Joan. The greenery is amazing. I loved the pictures. Oh how I wish I was there. Very pretty.

Lynne said...

Great pictures! What a beautiful place. Some day (sigh).

Were you on a planned tour? I'd love some information on where you went and how you planned it. If you have some time, could you e-mail me with some information? Thanks.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

but it still feels good to have you back!

smiles, bee

the moose buyer said...

I love the pictures, and the one of you kissing the Blarney Stone is great. Will this make you less shy and more like Lynn and I?????

Can't wait to see you!!!!

Lynn said...

Looking at you kissing the Blarney Stone, makes my back hurt.

patches said...

Contortionist and librarian, you are a very talented woman, indeed! The landscape is breathtaking.

PEA said...

I had heard that you had to practically be upside down and hanging from a wall to kiss the Blarney Stone...I can see that it's true! lol Beautiful pictures...I'm especially fascinated with the castles and abbeys!! I also love the way they have stone walls along the roads. xox

Linda said...

First off - welcome back! I'm sorry it has taken me so long to come by and visit, I've been a bit behind on my blog reading!

Having looked at your pictures, I am just SO jealous! I would love to see more pictures of the Glendalough Cemetery as it looks like a place that would be right up my alley to prowl around in!

The castles and abbeys would be great to visit, too. Actually, all of it would be great and when I win the lotto I am going over for a long, long visit!

Midlife Mom said...

Oh Joan those are just beautiful photos! The first one of the castle is just breath taking! Love the one of you kissing the stone! heehee! My back would be out of whack for a week doing that! I'm glad you had such a nice time and that most of your pictures came out so well. We all get some that are dark and blurry no matter what we use for a camera but you sure got some great ones! Thanks for sharing!!

MyUtopia said...

I am sorry to hear that your pictures didn't show up like you had hoped!

Patti said...

I was all excited because I thought we were going to see your face. That could be Angelina Jolie being held by Brad Pitt for all we know.
;-)
I agree you do look like a contortionist kissing the Blarney Stone.

You got some really beautiful photos.