On Sunday the good wife decided to throw us out of the house to do some cleaning. It was not a great day weather wise so a trip to the park was out of the question, so I packed the three kids into the car and we went for a drive. As luck would have it, the rain stopped and there was a break in the clouds as we neared the ruins of ‘The Rock of Dunamase’, in Laois. This was the very first ruin I shot about two & a half years ago when I was beginning my journey in the world of photography.Back then I was a complete novice with my camera, I only new how to shot in Auto mode and my editing skills in Photoshop were non existant. You can see my first post about the Rock HERE. So as I never leave home without my trusty DSLR, I taught it was a good opportunity to pay another visit to Dunamase and let the kids explore another ruin.
Ryan my eldest has been on a couple of excursions before and is starting to get the photography bug. But Ava and Dylan only started a couple of months ago, you can read more about this HERE. I will try to get my new Dunamase images posted later on today, but first a couple of shots of the kids exploring their first Castle. As mentioned Ryan only seemed interested in taking shots of the ruins to show his teacher and classmates in school on Monday. Ava was a real surprise, not usually adventurous, Ava really got into exploring every inch of Dunamase, climbing up walls and jumping through the old windows as well as posing for some shots. Going home later she asked me was ‘She a real princess’, now that she had her castle! 🙂
Finally Dylan, no surprise here. Dylan true to form was in a mood for fighting, when he wasn’t trying to get the camera of his big brother to take pictures of his fingers he was storming around the castle grounds kicking and shouting. He can be a real handful at times, but I guess if he had been back in the times of the ruins former glory he would have single handedly defended its walls from any attacker. This is one two year old you definitely not want to mess with.:-)