My first non-365 post! I honestly didn’t expect it to be so soon, but we’ve had a lot of snow which has completely changed how everything looks around Adare. And needless to say, I was out with my camera.
Thank you all for your comments and e-mails on my last 365 photo. I didn’t realise so many people were following the whole thing – it’s very encouraging.
Sí and I put on our ski gear yesterday and headed off to Curraghchase with two Fertiliser bags to go down the hill in front of Curraghchase house. Not my brightest idea – we both have MASSIVE bruises on our backsides and are finding it very difficult to sit or lie down. You’d think I’d know better at the age of thirty, but no. And I’ll probably do it again – it was great fun!
Anyway, after we did the damage, we went for a quick walk around Curraghchase the lake was nearly completely frozen over and I’d say the birds are finding it tough going. This Robin, pretty sure it’s the same one as this photo, was mad looking for food and had no objections to me getting to within about two feet of him.
Jan 2 2010.
What a year. I can’t believe I’ve actually done it! I haven’t always managed to take a photo each day, but I have one photo for every day in 2009.
I don’t think the quality of my photos has improved very much, but I learned more in 2009 than I have since I left college. Most definitely worth the time and effort.
Thank you all for keeping an eye on the blog and for all of your comments. Thanks to everyone in the Limerick Camera Club who gave me advice since I joined in September.
Thanks to my family and friends for putting up with me and my “having” to take photos all the time. Particular thanks to my parents and Síofra – without whose patience there wouldn’t have made it past day five!
Finally, a huge thank you to Kevin. It was Kevin’s work that prompted me to learn about photography in the first place. He gave me a serious amount of time, help, advice, knowledge, encouragement and inspiration. I owe you lots of pints!
You’d swear I was accepting an Oscar or something. But you all need to be thanked!
It’s not all over – I will still be posting photos here, but not as regularly. I will take a break for a few weeks and then get cracking on the next project.
About the photo:
I know it’s a cheesy last photo – but it shows the first photos I had printed since getting the DSLR – all from 2009! You can see two of my three regular lenses (18-55mm and 75-300mm). And a raffle ticket (No. 365) in there too. I picked it out one night at a club meeting a few months back. I’ve been holding onto it with this shot in mind!
Jan 1 2010.
Another shot of the Christmas tree on the Shannon – this time it’s at sunset. I took the same photo this day last year. I think it’s an improvement – but that’s only my opinion! Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
Today was supposed to be the end of this little 365 project – unfortunately two good friends lost family members during the year and it didn’t seem right to post at the time. For this reason, I have two more days to go before I will have a full 365 photos. Check back soon!
The night started out as a poker night – although only one game was played. We moved onto a game of Death Air Hockey. Both knocked out in the first round, Kevin and Gary decided to toast each other on their loss. With the chink of glass, there was a splash of beer – the bottom fell out of Gary’s bottle! After officials cleaned the Air Hockey table – play resumed. Kevin’s fiancee, Edel, went on to win the tournament.
A very late – but great night – thanks to all for coming along!
Glad to see that the tree was repaired on time for Christmas – after it crashed into the Shannon Bridge in Limerick during the recent floods. It was so foggy that you couldn’t see the bank on the other side of the river!
The lake in Loughrea froze over during the recent cold snap. A lot of people tried to break the ice by throwing rocks onto the ice. Surprisingly, the ice was thick enough to support the impact of several heavy rocks.
A shot of the crib in my parents house.
Wishing all of you a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2010.
Not every duck can walk on water!