Horses having some exercise on Renmore Beach in Galway. I wish I could have stayed for longer and gotten closer but I was on my way to playing football. There’s something majestic about watching horses running I find.
I spotted these two colourful parrots on a trip to Fota in 2010.
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Next Monday night, 10 March 2014, Mallow Camera Club is delighted to welcome Ciara Drennan, AIPF, to give a talk and show us a selection of her fantastic photographs. This is an opportunity to see exceptional portrait photography close-up.
Ciara is a member of Portlaoise Camera Club and specialises in portrait photography of all kinds. Her panel of portraits of performing musicians was awarded an AIPF in November 2012.
Monday night’s meeting will start at 8:30 p.m. sharp.
Spread the word; members of other clubs are welcome.
An interesting challenge this week – Perspective.
We all know that changing the perspective of a photo can change it utterly. Getting down low, getting up high, anything to change the normal point of view can alter the perspective greatly. Likewise, the use of camera lenses can affect perspective.
For this weeks challenge I’ve chosen two photos of the same bike, well actually it’s a trike. As a fan of wide angle lenses I nearly always have my 16 – 35mm fixed to my full frame camera so I really get the benefit of the width. The first shot here is side on and of course the bike (trike) looks like a bike.
Move around to the front and this time with an 8mm Fish Eye lens and the subject takes on a whole new perspective.
So there you go, my take on perspective. If you want to see more photos of these gorgeous bikes and trikes, have a look at the rest of the album here.
What do you think of my interpretation of perspective?
Long time regular readers will recall my series of weekly sculpture posts. I love sculpture and enjoy researching the results of the pieces I find on my walks and journeys through the year. For new readers, you may find these posts in the category drop down over in the sidebar, under Sculpture.
On Thursday last, I had a comment from Brian Connolly, a sculptor, whose work I have featured several times. His comment this time was addressed to Alice at My Wintersong, in relation to his piece The Healing Tree.
The Healing Tree.
That would look super in my garden. What do you s’pose they’d take for it? All kidding aside, art that makes you think about it and remember it has already accomplished. Who cares about utility.
Alice I know you commented a long time ago, but your instinct is very close to the reality of the artwork’s development! The original idea was for a private garden and I had proposed to cast the family around a tree. The idea was too radical for the father and I did not get the commission at that time!…. but it did lead to this artwork for the Antrim Area Hospital!
Perhaps it is a timely reminder to lift the lid on the topic Sculpture once more. I like to take the photos myself, even though they may not be of as high a standard as Barbara, my niece at Day One or Ed Mooney at EdMooneyPhotography.
I do have two pieces in my camera, both taken on my last visit to Dublin at the beginning of February. My brother took me out for coffee to Kildare on a dreary dull day. The torrential rain obliged only long enough for me to take a few photos.
It has been a dark & miserable winter and I long for better weather and permission to get behind the wheel again to sally forth on my voyages of discovery.
Bogdan the ship is no longer in Cork. It got patched up here and sailed on its way.
Seaside, the town where The Truman Show was filmed is in Florida. Automattic held a Grand Meetup there in 2010. It was so warm and humid during the day that I rarely went out.
We went for a photowalk at 7:30am one morning before the heat got unbearable. By the time we finished an hour later it was just getting too uncomfortable.
John Grant played a very memorable gig to a sold out Róisín Dubh in Galway last night. He gave a thrilling and touching performance; honest, bare songs which let us look into his world of pain, emotion and hurt. John Grant is gay and was diagnosed wtih HIV positive and and many of his songs deal with former lovers, the struggles of being gay.
Roisin Dubh was the perfect venue for a John Grant gig; the audience stands two feet from the stage which makes his intimate songs more touching. John Grant also played some more lively songs, heavy on electronics and synthesizers, especally the song Glacier, where the music represents “a glacier moving through you, and carving out deep valleys.”
GMF is a John Grant song. (You should know what GMF stands for)
Cork City in fog, 2002. Shot with an ancient Fuji FinePix 2800, a 2MP camera and my second digital camera.