27 September 2008

Photo Hunt - View

Ballaghbeama Gap
Derrynane House

Somewhere in Kerry

The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is view. Here are some more photos from Ireland.

81 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Lovely views Jams! I like what you've done with the last one.

Sean Jeating said...

Makes me 'homesick'.
Good shots, though, Jams. :)

jams o donnell said...

Sean, Dragonstar. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The top shot is full of dark mystery, the second is ebullient... but number three...
I think the three of us have cornered the Irish landscape for ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Oh my stars! Your Ireland photos are stunning! Gosh! I'm impressed. :) Hope your weekend goes well, I'm on school holidays for a fortnight. ;)

jams o donnell said...

Aileni, Leslie thanks! I'm glad you like them.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful views! One day I must visit Ireland :) Happy photo hunting, and have a great weekend Jams :)

Carver said...

Those are all wonderful shots. I like the way the last one almost looks like a drawing.

By the way, I wouldn't be surprised if the hotel we stayed at was the crummy hotel from the song diamonds and rust. I didn't think about it until you mentioned it. In the info on the hotel they mention it being popular with artists and poets for over a century. They did a major renovation and spiffed it up a lot so it's definitely not crummy but funky in a nice way.

Photo Cache said...

I love this week's theme of view. It gives me a chance to peek into these wonderful views that otherwise I would not have glanced had it not for photo hunters.

Anonymous said...

Great views of Ireland. Hopefully someday I'll get to visit there.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I have a view of the neighbors trash can right from my very own window. Maybe I should have entered the Photo Hunt this week.

I love your Ireland pics Jams!

Anonymous said...

those are great views!

Colin Campbell said...

Great atmospheric shots Jams. I look forward to going back some day.

SASSY MOM said...

The views you took are all so great. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful scenic views.

Anonymous said...

I like your entries very nice and interesting. happy weekend.

eastcoastlife said...

I love that house and the wide open spaces!! Space is a luxury in tiny Singapore.
Happy weekend!

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

The shot of Derrynane House is beautiful, you captured the whole premises together with the surroundings of it well :)
Happy Weekend!

YTSL said...

Beautiful, Jams. Artistic efforts on one and three but love the middle view just because it shows me more of Ireland. :)

Anonymous said...

I love that second photo, it looks like a nice place to look at the view of the Irish countryside :)

ancient one said...

I've only seen Ireland in photos.. it is a beautiful place..Your views are wonderful!

Bengbeng said...

my first view of Ireland. thanks

Corey~living and loving said...

WOW! really stunning views. thanks for sharing them. i doubt I'll ever witness them personally. sigh...
have a good weekend.

stan said...

I like the bw shot best. The stark quality of it all sort of speaks to me.

Randi said...

Those are all wonderful photos of stunning views. I love the one of Derrynane House!

UBERMOUTH said...

Stunning!

Cheryl said...

I want to travel to Ireland some day to see where my Great Grandfather was from.

Anonymous said...

Oooooh. Moody. Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Great shots, Jams. I used to visit Ireland a lot as a wee one, my Gran and all her family were from Co. Cavan. Great memories.

P.S. I fixed mine of Glasgow, go take a quick squizz...

Siobhan

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Jientje said...

How I love Ireland!!!
Thanks Jams,I enjoyed this!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

i like the moody ones but would hang the 2nd one in my den

Pok Dell said...

Oh..Ireland.I love you so much..
With god's permission, I'll be there on 2010

James Higham said...

Now that is sheer beauty.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks. I'm glad you all like it

david mcmahon said...

That first shot gets my vote, Jams!

Cathi said...

It's so green! Such lovely photos! Now I want to jump on a plane and come see it all in person.
Thanks and happy PH.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love Ballaghbeama Gap. With those clouds looming I expect to see the cattle raiders appearing any moment :)

Fishman said...

Nice pics!

ipanema said...

wow...it's breathtaking! especially the ist and the last. love to go there. :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks! Archie It was not so many centuries ago that you would have seen the raiders!

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

Beautiful! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, love the dramatic look of the first photo.

Happy Weekend.

Unknown said...

wow, the second photo is breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

that 3rd shot is really something different. as usual, they are gorgeous, love the middle one.

Anonymous said...

Love them all... Ireland has been on the list of countries I MUST visit one day!
Happy weekend Jams!

(PS Every time I wrote "Jams" I used to wonder how you got that nick. After all this time, today, it suddenly hit me! How's that for blonde, eh? LOL!)

RJ Flamingo said...

As I've said before, Jams, it is almost impossible to take a bad shot in Ireland! :-) I do particularly like the bottom one, though - black and white makes it look almost dangerous!

I finally woke up and posted, so I hope you'll stop by:
http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

Cheers!

 gmirage said...

Each view is beautiful! Derrynane house looks so classic! Happy weekend!

http://mirageasusual.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

OK, so now you've singlehandly moved Ireland up about 10 notches on our travel list!
Thanks for visiting my PhotoHunt and your kind comments.

Patsy said...

The first and third not what I expected to see from Ireland. They look forboding but somehow they draw you in --- nice job. All are great views. :)

TorAa said...

Thrilling views

Ritsumei said...

These are just lovely!

Mine is here.

Gattina said...

The one in the middel is very nice, the others seem a little scary to me !

philos said...

Lovely photos as usual... I love seeing Ireland through your lenses. :)

Baker Watson said...

It must be great to live in a place where you can go not so many miles and enjoy such fantastic views with so much character.

Baker
(Thanks for the visit - It's always good to see you drop by)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Unknown said...

Derrynane House House is by far the most beautiful in my opinion. What lovely views!

Kat said...

Love the Derrynane House. It looks amazing!

dixymiss said...

Gorgeous shots, Jams. The first and third shots are bold and dramatic, perfectly framing the second shot, so lush and colorful in contrast. Nice work. ThanX for stopping by the hunt.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Beautiful, beautiful scenery.
Would love to see inside Derrynane House.

Carin said...

Dark views. I like the view of Derrynane House best. Looks like an interesting place to live.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing those excellent views of Ireland. Jams. I haven't been there for ages. Now I feel like I have to book a flight really soon :-)

gaj38 said...

excellent photo's, very moody!
thanks for visiting mine :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow, what beautiful scenery

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Brine Queen said...

Thise views are great. I really like the House shot, as you got the surroundings as well. It really looks nested nicely in the hills.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful views. The second one is my favorite. I love all the different shades of green. I must get to Ireland one of these days. Thanks for stopping by to check out my photohunt post.

Daisy said...

There really are emerald hills there, just as I imagined!

Lisa said...

Fantastic views, all of them. Enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

I so so so love the center photo..And you presented your photos in the perfect order!

tanabata said...

Lovely views! I love the mood in the first and third ones, and the lush green in the second.

Anonymous said...

love the view of with the house..

jams o donnell said...

Thanks!

CherryPie said...

They are all great photos but I especially love the depth in the last one :-)

Heart of Rachel said...

Great shots! I love the second one. People who live there must be thankful for being blessed with such beautiful surroundings.

Anonymous said...

i likey da house...outstanding amongst da green and mountain :)

Anonymous said...

Some truly beautiful views of a part of the world I've never seen. Thanks! And thanks for visiting mine and have a great week!

A. said...

Sorry to be so incredibly late getting round to commenting. Those are wonderful shots, very moody. I really need to get back to Ireland one of these days.

James Higham said...

A place to die, Jams.

jams o donnell said...

I' sure it's pretty grim in winter James although there will probably not be much snow though