I came across this little old cottage in The Aran Islands off the coast of County Clare/ County Galway on the west coast of Ireland. I’m sure there was a pot of tea brewing on the stove there many many years ago. These tiny fields are dating from The Great Irish Famine of the 1840’s Ireland. That’s the sea in the background.

Photography from Ireland.
Camera: Kodak DC265 (an old digital dating from 1999 …only 1.5 million pixels…hence the pixelated-look of the image)

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  • Winner of: This Ole House challenge for Photography 101 – 28th November 2009.


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  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture / Cottage!!!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik Amsterdam The Netherlands

  • Thanks very much Erik. :)

    – Orla Cahill Photography

    KOKOPEDALalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the challange win, it’s a lovely picture.

  • Thank you very much. Cheers, Orla :)

    – Orla Cahill Photography

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats! This photo will be featured with the top ten and two honorable mentions. Please submit this work to the group NOW so that it may be featured! (If it is already part of the group, please remove it and resubmit it, Thanks!)

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks very much Linda. And thanks to all who voted for it. I’m really grateful. Cheers, Orla :)

    – Orla Cahill Photography

  • missjudy0668
    missjudy0668almost 5 years ago

    A unique and beautiful capture. The lighting is fabulous, as are the gorgeous textures.

  • Thank you very much Judy. It was quite a find for me. Would love to photograph it again sometime with a better camera…if I can ever find it again. :)

    – Orla Cahill Photography

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 3 years ago

    Awesome scene and capture!

  • ZWC Photography
    ZWC Photographyabout 2 years ago

    Well done-gives a wonderful sense of place. Aloha

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