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Mrs Maura Hennessy – Making Bread

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Making the Bread – Maura Hennessy
Portrait photography : Nigel Borrington

I took these images of Mrs Hennessy, from West St,Callan Back in 2007 for a photography exhibition in the town.

She was a big friend of Joe my brother in law, who runs a local shop. We asked if she would let us take these pictures and I think she truly enjoyed them being taken.

The images played a big part in the exhibition and she came to the opening evening.

Sadly she passed away a little time ago, the local news paper published the following comments Callan Mourns . The family placed one of the photo’s on her coffin during the funeral service.

So here’s to you Mrs Hennessy, I hope your still busy making bread, at rest but most probably still busy !!!

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An evening in County Kilkenny, through its trees

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All images using – Nikon D200, Mamiya sekor n 45mm f2.8 lens, iso 100
County kilkenny, through its trees
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

A sense of Kilkenny

Getting out and about in county Kilkenny on these summer days is just wonderful, this Gallery of images was from an evenings walk through some local country lanes. I hope they get across a sense of the county and its wonderful landscape on an evening in July.


Kilkenny through its trees – A Gallery

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Coolagh old church, county kilkenny

Coolagh old church county kilkenny
Nikon D200, 35mm focus length, iso 200
The old church at coolagh
Kilkenny photographer : nigel borrington

When we first came to live in Kilkenny back in 2003, we lived right next to these old church ruins at coolagh county kilkenny. Early each morning I would walk our then 6 month old golden retriever puppy, molly into the fields and up-to this spring below the tree.

These old church remains date back from around (1171-72) being constructed by the Anglo-Normans. The old church on coolaghmore hill, was replaced with a new church in about 1880. These old remains of the original church have stood unused ever since.

The wonderful Kilkenny landscape.

Morning meditations, in a foggy kilkenny landscape

Fog on the farm
Nikon D200, 50mm f1.4 lens, iso 1600
Fog over a Kilkenny Farm
Kilkenny Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Morning meditation

I find nothing to fill the emptiness,
Of a very cold grey moment
In the endless time of my waking up attempts,
When feeling is painful and the morning is fogged,
Time comes and goes as I try to understand,
Understanding becomes big, huge as a true thing can be,
Truth is relative they say,
Points of view and ways to see,
Interacting is so self defined,
Perceptions float when empty seems deathlike,
Silence in and out is not necessarily peace,
Nothing is rational in a sleepy fogged mind,
But the sun has no fault for this,
I decide to get up from my warm bed,
In a fogged, cold, grey and empty morning,
Carry on my sleepy, fogged mind,
With the conviction this certainly is a different day.

By : Mirela Kapaj

Family of swans

Swan family
Nikon D200, 200mm focus length, iso 400
Swan family at Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, Co. Laois
Irish wildlife photography : Nigel Borrington

I took this images on a visit to Heywood Gardens, County Laois, two years ago and then place some of the photographs into an exhibition held in Callan, Co. Kilkenny the same year.

Heywood Gardens are not vast, but they offer one of Ireland’s most private wildlife locations.

Torc waterfall

The Torc river and waterfall are located in The Killarney Nation Park, county Kerry. These four images show some of the rivers flow over the Torc Waterfall and into Muckross lake below.

Troc Waterfall Killarney nation park 1
Nikon D200, 35mm f2.8 lens
Irish Landscape Photograhy : Nigel Borrington

Troc Waterfall Killarney nation park 2
Nikon D200, 35mm f2.8 lens
Irish Landscape Photograhy : Nigel Borrington

Troc Waterfall Killarney nation park 4
Nikon D200, 35mm f2.8 lens
Irish Landscape Photograhy : Nigel Borrington

Troc Waterfall Killarney nation park 3
Nikon D200, 35mm f2.8 lens
Irish Landscape Photograhy : Nigel Borrington

The D200 camera was mounted on a tripod for all these images and I used a slow shutter speeds to blur the rivers water flow.

Kite Flyer – Bunmahon Beach

Kite flyer Bunmahon Beach
Nikon D200. 50mm f1.4 lens, iso100
Kite Flyer,Bunmahon Beach, county waterford
Landscape photography by kilkenny based photographer : Nigel Borrington

I first displayed this image as part of a photography exhibition about six years ago, It was taken on a very wet day on the beach and it was a pleasure to work with about five Kite flyers for the day. Keeping the camera dry was a skill I had to learn very quickly…..


Lake Windermere

three rowing boats on Windermere lake
Nikon D200,50mm f1.4 lens
Rowing boats at windermere
Nigel Borrington

Rowing the waters

If you do go to Lake windermere then rowing on the lake on a good day is one thing you will never forget doing!

Rowing Boats

Rowing boats are available from the wooden huts to the right of Bowness promenade and from Waterhead (Ambleside). Rowing Boats are £13.00 for 1 or 2 adults and children under 16 are free.

They are open in the summer every day from 9.00am.

The views you will get on the windermere open water are unforgettable…

Lake windermere

Two boats and Windermere

Little blue boats on Windermere lake
Nikom D200. 50mm f1.4 lens
Two Boats and Windermere
Nigel Borrington

This photo was taken one morning at a small bay on lake windermere in the lake district national park, Windermere is some 18km long and at it widest some 2km wide. Its one of the most beautiful places I know and if you can spend sometime you will find many wonderful location just to set and read and study the wildlife or nature it offers.

Even just to sit and look at these two boats moving slowly in the water is something I will always remember.

So then Windermere and two boats and one cleared out mind!

Tramore Beach

Tramore Beach county waterford
Nikon D200, 35mm focal length f2.8 lens, Iso 800
Tramore Beach,
County Waterford

Word list and play:

People, beach, sand, sounds, waves, cars, chips, cans, parking, fun, dogs, running, holes, digging, walking, sitting, looking, sleeping, parents, kids, couples, crying, kicking, ball, boats, boards, paper, bags….

Feel free to add more !

Little Red Tractor

David Brown 990
Nikon d200, nikon 50mm f1.4 lens
The little red David brown
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

So we came across this little red tractor on a long days walk in the Lake District National Park sometime back, it was just sitting out side a farmhouse that had also been converted into a tea shop. We had to stop and take in some food and the views along with this little Red Tractor..

Lake district taking in the view

Kilkenny landscape images

The old cottage window
Nikon D200, 50mm f1.4 lens, Iso 800
Knockbutton, old cottage window
Kilkenny Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

I took these shots on a walk around Knockbutton, County Kilkenny, early one Saturday Morning.

I feel that the old Family cottages of County Kilkenny are one of the county’s most striking historic features.

Old Kilkenny home

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Looking at the sunset at Killarney

Looking at the setting sun….

These images of the setting sun over Tornies south and Purple mountain, Killarney National park, were taken two years ago on a week’s visit to Killarney.

I arrived about half an hour before the sun was due to set and placed my camera on its tripod. I was attempting to capture every possible moment of the sun as it set behind the mountains on the other side of (Lough Leane) – lower lake.

What I feel I captured is a set of the best sunset images I have ever managed to photograph, the light that evening was just magical as you can see from the images. They contain every possible combination of yellows, blues and purples you can imagine, along with deep dark tones.

I learnt a lot from this 45mins with my camera, but the biggest thing was to keep the shutter going and never think you have the best moment already on your film or card.

When you get the images onto your pc screen or print’s every frame will surprise you….

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Lower Lake, Killarney
Nikon D200
Landscape photography by : Nigel Borrington