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). Tile mosaic of the star-shaped floor plan at the ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale (Batz). The walls of the fortress showing one point of the star (Al). Charles Fort brochure with description and somebody else’s camera. Jackdaws nesting in the ruins of a wall (Batz). The ruins of the barracks in the fort from a distance (Al). A pigeon sits in the remains of a window (Batz). Three floors of chimneys exposed (Al). A former window opening onto abundant growth (Batz). A stairway up with the remains of a climbing plant (Al). Looking out the old windows (Batz). Looking out the old windows (Al). An older wooden door (Batz). Interesting bolt on a different wooden door (Al). This was a surprise – I guess he sometimes listens to me!Map 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. More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.
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.
Lovely Elizabeth. My fav of this set is the little bird in the window
Wow!!! What an impressive place! Your photos are fabulous!
Great photos. Interesting study.
Nicely put together! Love that bird, and some of the images of the fort remind me of Vauban’s forts in France
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