Posts Tagged "photographs"

Wed, 03 August 2011 slanted

An old post, slanted deep in summer foliage, against the changable sky.
Summer in Ireland.

Wed, 27 July 2011 electric hugs and spinning

Last weekend I went to a Silent Disco in the Big Top – a venue that’s erected for the Galway Arts Festival every year.

The premise is that everyone is given a pair of wireless headphones, and there are two channels where different DJs compete for the crowd’s affections. At first I thought it would be [...]

Wed, 13 July 2011 escape artist

the shadow of the bars
can cast a longer shade
than the sentence served
behind them.
when their cold memory
dents recoiling skin
recall the first free breath
inhaled outside.
the gaol of the past
is the vital prison
for the escape artist
to crack.

Wed, 06 July 2011 graveyard red

During our brief sunny spell at the weekend I stopped into the Forthill Cemetery in Galway city, an old graveyard I’d never visited before.
It was ablaze with roses, and I seized the moment to take plenty of pictures, which was a good call as the lashing rain today probably stripped the bushes of their blooms [...]

Mon, 04 July 2011 festival season

This trio of buskers were offering up beautiful music on High Street in Galway on Saturday. It was a hot, sunny day, and the start of festival season in Galway.
Actually, from about March onwards Galway is the host of festival after festival, but it reaches its cultural peak during July. Tomorrow sees the start of [...]

Wed, 29 June 2011 donkey roll

In late April I visited Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park, which was ablaze with flowers. The weather was warm, but the sun was ducking in and out of cloud cover, giving an inconsistent light to the photos I took that day – I went crazy taking snaps of the blooms. So much so I [...]

Mon, 20 June 2011 summer colony

I took this image the other day while walking my dog through a patch of woods I hadn’t been through before.
I noticed this colony of fungus attached of the bottom of a branch, which was just above eye level.
There are so many new things you can notice every day, if you just pay attention.

Mon, 13 June 2011 espresso day

I don’t normally fuel my day on an espresso, but this little cup is a new purchase and it demanded use!
It’s a piece of Paul Maloney Pottery, and I bought it because when I picked it up I felt like Goldilocks finding the perfect bed: it was a natural, comforable fit.
It’s as if the potter [...]

Tue, 31 May 2011 fuzzy

Martin spotted this hairy little fellow the other day while we were walking our dog.
I hunkered down and got a few snaps of this impressive caterpillar using my mobile phone camera. I was really happy with the detail it captured.
You’d expect to discover a caterpillar like this in a warner country, but it seems [...]

Wed, 25 May 2011 take a deep breath

I like to play around with images in Paint Shop Pro: change their colours, deform them, reverse them, etc. and see what happens. A lot of the time I have no objective other than to see what arises. It’s an enjoyable exercise for me.
This started out as a photo I took of a children’s ride [...]

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