Happy New Year everyone! This shot was taken at the Honda 50 ride-out at Pumpkin Festival in Virginia, Co. Cavan last October. I really like the movement and the colour of the bike. To me it looks like an honest bike – I’d say it’s used very regularly judging by the paint job.
A few recent changes to the site are explained in the new/old blog. Time is short these days with the wedding a little over a month away. But I have lots of photos waiting to be processed – I hope to keep posting over the next few weeks.
A tetraptych of shots taken at the OUTSTANDING soapbox race at the Pumpkin Festival in Virginia, Co. Cavan.
This particular entry was made out of two wheelie bins – making a fine Massey 165. Maximum attack is the only way to describe this drivers approach. He stayed off the brakes all the way down to the straight, getting big air off the jump. Unaware of the recent departure of one of his rear wheels on landing, the driver demonstrated incredible commitment – opting to look down the road as he poured on the opposite lock, deperately trying to wrestle his machine back in line. This guy was determined to make it home. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, the wreck came to a standstill in front of us. After being helped from the Massey by the marshals, the driver walked down the course smiling for the cheering crowd, carrying his only souvenir of the event, the rogue rear wheel. Theres always next year.
Seriously, we were really impressed by the engineering, bodging, creativity, driving skills, commitment and general lunacy of all the teams involved. Well done to all.
We’ll be back again next year – with a racer of our own. I think we’ve found something new to do in the Motorsport off-season next year. 😉
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Eanna and Stephani were kind enough to bring Síofra and myself up to the Pumpkin Festival in Virginia, Co. Cavan back in October. The festival was much bigger than I expected, with lots of huge pumpkins, food stalls and entertainment – it made for a great day out.
A little lad wanders into the shadows cast by the evening sun. This is the last of the series from Ballybunion for the moment – it’s time for a change!
The remains of Ballybunion castle (14th Century) looking out over the Atlantic.
All suggestions are welcome – I’m posting to learn, so feedback is very useful! 🙂
Taken on the beach in Ballybunion. I’m really not sure about the processing. Comments and Critique are very welcome!
Taken just around the corner from the previous post. I liked the idea of the bright red bricks bursting out through the plaster.
It’s funny the different things that catch your attention. I was walking around this building in Ballybunion. The Atlantic view didn’t catch my eye – these crooked windows did.
I have managed to get out and about with the camera a few times recently. So I have a good few shots queued up for the site. Joy!