Winter in Co. Kerry

I can’t believe it’s already one year since I took these photos. One year ago I was still living in Ireland and made this last trip around the country as my particular farewell to the Emerald Island.  After moving to Switzerland I started to take a lot of photos here and post them. I delayed this post so much that it didn’t make sense to publish these winter images in summer… So after one year, here they are! I already showed you photos of the first day of this trip in Co. Kerry. But my trip didn’t end there…

After that first day travelling around the famous Ring of Kerry, my next destination was Dingle. The previous day had been sunny and mild and I even saw an incredible sunset at the Kerry Cliffs. But this morning started with a very thick fog surrounding everything. My first stop was Portmagee and Valentia Island. In Valentia I visited its famous slate mine, a weird and phantasmagorical black landscape, and its cliffs, where I couldn’t see anything but fog.

After spending some time in Valentia Island, I headed to Cahersiveen, looking for the beautiful ruins of Ballycarbery Castle. It was a beautiful and melancholic view, the old 16th-century castle on top of a green hill with all the heavy fog around…

Later I continued to Killorglin and I arrived at night to Dingle, where the fog was still very persistent and it soon started to rain. As taking more landscape photos was almost impossible, I improvised and tried to take some more abstract photographs of the dew on some plants and the weird effect of the fog with the flash light at night.

Watching now these photos put a smile on my face. I remember the cold and the humidity of that day… and how little I cared that time about the Irish weather! Probably it was the only time I didn’t care, hehehe… Anyway, I hope you like the photos!! 🙂

Slate mine in Valentia Island. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/4 1/200sec. ISO100
Valentia Island. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 1/60sec. ISO100
Slate rocks and the sea. Canon EOS1200D 33mm f/11 1/250sec. ISO800
Ballycarbery Castle. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 1/50sec. ISO100
Ballycarbery Castle. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100
Rossbeigh Beach. Canon EOS1200D 40mm f/11 1/80sec. ISO100
Railway bridge in Killorglin. Canon EOS1200D 39mm f/11 1/30sec. ISO100
Early spring signs in Killorglin. Canon EOS1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/400sec. ISO100
Dew. Canon EOS1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/160sec. ISO100
Dingle port in the fog. Canon EOS1200D 40mm f/7.1 1/8sec. ISO800
Statue of Fungie, the Dingle Dolphin. Canon EOS1200D 27mm f/4.5 1/80sec. ISO1600



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8 thoughts on “Winter in Co. Kerry

    1. Thanks a million!!!! This area of Ireland is beautiful, but the fog was so heavy that I missed all the photo opportunities… and I had to improvise with smaller things, hahaha. But yes, the irish winter fog can be very atmospheric and beautiful 🙂

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    1. Thanks a million!!! Although the weather wasn’t the best, I really enjoyed travelling around this area in Ireland. All the cliffs, the mountain passes, the deer, the old castles and abbeys…. It’s truly magical!! And the fog just added a bit of mystery to the landscape 🙂 it was a really amazing trip, one of my best memories from Ireland!

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