Bective Abbey

Bective Abbey  in county Meath , Ireland.

Was passing close to the abbey on my way north, seeing it from a distance I decided to go look at the site. Finding a car park and path to the abbey right beside the site.. With heavy rain and strong gales it was not the ideal weather for being in the open. When using the tripod to get some photographs I had to hold it down, trying to get a shot in when the wind abated slightly. Even a man walking his dog told me I was mad. So the following are some photo’s from my windy day around the abbey ruins. Some were taken through window openings shot with flash, and others hand held when the was no room for the tripod. Hope you enjoy the photographs and feel free to comment.


The view from the car park side.

Other views from around the outside.

Some of the walk ways inside, just watch your head in places.

Take by holding the camera into opening in the walls and using longer exposures.


like these steps, never know where I end up.

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November 365 Shutter release challenge 2015: Number 28

Day 28

What a day weather way’s. Wind howling and driving rain gave me no incentive to go out the door. So put my camera’s rain coat on and put it on a tripod , then set it  up where a bird feeder hangs. With it swaying in the wind it was a hit and miss affair with the focusing . So sitting in the heat with a remote trigger on the camera and a cup of coffee in hand I was happy to watch the birds swing in time with the feeder.


So with them feeding and me sitting warm with my coffee it added up to a happy photographer.

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November 365 Shutter release challenge 2015: Number 26

Day 26

The voice of nature will talk , you just have to listen. When you truly open your mind to the voices around you, can you hear the language around you. Sit and listen to the trees whisper in a tongue long forgotten to man, or hear it call across the open moors and hills, hear its music in the rocky outcrops has it make soft notes in the scars on mother earths face. When you hear the voice, gentle like a mothers touch. Moving the grasses in gentle waves or in anger when the waves pound the shores. Listen carefully to its call and let it  moderate the heart of man.


With there heads together  they whisper.

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November 365 Shutter release challenge 2015: Number 25

Day 25

Today marks a big change in my life. It was a day  of first’s, first time to visit Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, Co.Down, Northern Ireland and the the old jail in the same town. Which is now a museum and has a lovely coffee shop and great staff. Now considering I grew up not so far from Downpatrick, I never thought about the above places.

The Cathedral has the grave of Saint Patrick marked and is a tourist attraction from all over the world. So today’s photograph is not of his grave but a beautiful stained glass window in the Cathedral.


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November 365 Shutter release challenge 2015: Number 24

Day 24

Given a damp evening here I thought it a good time to peek through a few windows. I know of this Victorian house close by, so armed with camera and dark clothing off I went. Has luck was on my side the family were home and even the dogs were quiet. So got a few photograph’s, the glass in these old houses are not of great quality . But you do the best you can.


So fear not, I was peeking into a large Victorian style Doll’s house. Hope you enjoy and thank you for viewing.