The Star-Shaped Charles Fort in Kinsale, Ireland

For this star-shaped fort in Ireland I looked at the differences between my photos and Al’s.

I snap, snap, snap, taking pictures of everything “and nothing” as Al says. He’s always asking me, “Where’s the subject in that?”

Whereas I’m always telling him, “Get in closer.”

Which relates to this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge: Filling the Frame. I’m the one always filling the frame and usually forgetting to do a long shot. Thank goodness for Al’s shots to get the whole picture!

Directional sign to Charles Fort (Batz). Directional sign leading to the ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandTile mosaic of the star-shaped floor plan at the ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale (Batz).  Tile mosaic of the star-shaped floor plan at the ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandThe walls of the fortress showing one point of the star (Al).  The star-shaped wall that surrounds the ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandCharles Fort brochure with description and somebody else’s camera. Charles Fort brochure with descriptionJackdaws nesting in the ruins of a wall (Batz).  Birds nest in the stone walls of the ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandThe ruins of the barracks in the fort from a distance (Al).  The ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandA pigeon sits in the remains of a window (Batz).  A pigeon sits in an open window at Charles Fort, Kinsale, IrelandThree floors of chimneys exposed (Al).  The ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandA former window opening onto abundant growth (Batz).  Fort Charles window opens onto a tree in Kinsale, IrelandA stairway up with the remains of a climbing plant (Al).  The ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandLooking out the old windows (Batz).  Window in Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandLooking out the old windows (Al). A window looking out over Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandAn older wooden door (Batz). Old door in Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandInteresting bolt on a different wooden door (Al). This was a surprise – I guess he sometimes listens to me!The metal bolt on a door in the ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale, IrelandMap from our Lonely Planet book, showing the route as we drove from the ruins of the Timoleague Friary to the town of Kinsale where we stayed two nights, visiting Charles Fort one day, and taking a day trip up to Cork the next. Route on a Lonely Planet Map of Kinsale and CorkMore on our 2015 trip to Ireland.

 

5 responses to “The Star-Shaped Charles Fort in Kinsale, Ireland

  1. You two make a great combination–long shots and close ups! You raise an important point–that both types of shots are important in capturing a scene. Thanks for adding that point and giving us great examples of it.

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