Taken on a lovely bright, still morning in Curraghchase.
Síofra and I were a year married on Feb. 10th. In the absence of decent wrapping paper, I made my own! Happy anniversary Sí. x
This chap can only be described as a character. I’ve known him for a long time now. He recently got in touch and asked me if I would mind taking a few shots for him playing his guitar “for a laugh, like”. For something that was only supposed to be for a laugh, I have to say there was a lot of undirected (natural) shaping going on!! 🙂 Although I do reckon he’d make a great model – if only for his ability to follow direction (oh, and his rugged good looks).
It was a miserable bloody day – stormy is the only way to describe it. We ended up spending a few hours out in the rain around Adare getting the shots, I have to say, it was nothing short of hilarious. I’ll be posting a few non-50mm photos from this set over the next few weeks.
Alas, I won’t see the lad for a while now as he is moving abroad. Fitz, best of luck with your new career working as a Musical Weatherman on Dutch national TV!! 😛
An old ZV reg Landrover parked up at Moll’s Gap between Killarney and Kenmare. An unusual location to try and sell a vehicle, but kind of fitting given the machine that it is at the same time!
Gary, my travel companion for the trip over to see Northampton v Munster back in January. He was kind enough to sit still (just about) for a few seconds to have his photo taken!
The second shot in my 50@50 project. Back in December, Gary and I decided that we would go to an away Munster match – the last one we were at was back in 2008. We decided Northampton v Munster in January or this year would be a handy one to get to, so I set about to buying match tickets, car rental and flights – all without breaking the bank.
The match itself was super – Munster’s best performance of the season so far! Of all the matches we could’ve gone to, this one was fantastic. And the Northampton supporters were absolutely super. A very enjoyable trip all round.
Thanks to Gary for coming along and thanks to the Dervish family for putting us up!
So, I’ve finally taken the time out to start a new project. You may remember that I did a 365 project back in 2009 where I took a photo a day for the year. I learned a lot, but haven’t really exerted myself (in photography) any further in the meantime. So this time, I’m going to take 50 shots at 50mm (using my EF 50mm 1.8 – a cheap and very cheerful prime lens). There is no theme, this is more of an exercise to get me out and about with the camera – to get me thinking again.
Anyway, this is the first shot in the series – our pup, Archie. I took this earlier this month shortly after I decided to commit to doing the 50@50 project. A decomissioned railway line runs by Adare which makes for a nice walk. Archie loved it and I’m proud to report that this is the first time he ever obeyed the ‘stay’ command. Clever pup!
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