Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie: “For this challenge, snap a selfie with your cameraphone or camera.” Photo taken in 2004, on Inish Mór, one of the Aran Islands, Ireland. A selfie, one of the few I take really.
For me, flying is being released from life, on earth and in my mind. Wonder about how people are able to create machines to take you abroad in no time, takes over. Freedom is life. I would rather be free and ill than being stuck in a bad relationship and healthy. Flying and seeing Ireland… Read More Irish skies
The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine. (Seamus Heaney) Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible. (Charles Haughey)
An Daingean When I am in the Irish countryside for a short trip, I try to get a cab just before sunrise to drive me to quiet places to get the golden hour in a photograph. The two pictures below were taken on Ryan’s Daughter‘s beach on the Dingle Peninsula, south-west Ireland, where the famous… Read More Dingle, the golden hour
Ever since Dublin became my home town, the Irish Famine sculptures by artist Rowan Gillespie on Custom House Quay haunt me. The statues are ‘walking’ on towards emigration ships like the Jeannie Johnston. and they describe so well the hunger Irish people went through during the Great Famine, called Gorta Mór in Irish (Great Hunger), between 1845… Read More Famine
So many things represent us, shows our character, our inner feelings, our life. I chose this picture because the world through my eyes is always moving. Forward most of all, sometimes backwards. My world however also consists of simple, pure stillness. But even when the world is spinning quietly, stillness is waiting to explode into… Read More Back to Ireland
Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background The places that we pass through day after day, or even once in a lifetime, leave in their small way, echoes and traces of themselves upon us. But so often when taking self portraits or pictures of friends, the places themselves become a soft blurred mush of indistinct semi-nothingness, the… Read More An Irish General… and me
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