Madeleine Calaido Weber: George Bernard Shaw on Skellig Michael Monastery & Graveyard, Skelligs County Kerry, Ireland

§ August 1st, 2014

Skellig Michael Monastery & Graveyard

I love the Skelligs


Madeleine Calaido Weber: Star Wars VII Base Unit wraps up on Valentia Island | Film Set on Skellig Michael

§ August 1st, 2014

Skelligs Star Wars VII Base Unit wraps up in Ireland


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Star Wars VII Base Unit on Valentia Island, Co. Kerry | Ireland wraps up. I hope they captured the magic of Skellig Michael - we will know for sure in the winter of 2015.










Enjoy,
Madeleine
I love the Skelligs 

inphotos.org: Moroccan Street Trader

§ July 31st, 2014

Moroccan Street Trader

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/500s

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Patrick Dinneen Photography: Galway Street Musician didgeridoo

§ July 31st, 2014

Galway in the summer is a fantastic city; Galway Film Festial, Galway Fringe Festival, Galway Arts Festival and Galway Races all take place. And the pedestrian streets are awash with street artists, musicians, performers giving a fabulous festive vibe to Galway.

This musician is often playing his didgeridoo in Galway, you can even see a clip of him on Youtube if you want (not my video).

Galway didgeridoo

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All Seeing Me: The Peoples Kitchen

§ July 30th, 2014

So what is the Peoples Kitchen?

Well the Peoples Kitchen is a new enterprise in Trim started by two local lads, Conor Murphy and David Farrelly and it’s feicin brilliant! In a nutshell they host a themed night in a local restaurant, The Stockhouse, and the participants get to prepare their own food before sitting down to eat it.
In their own words “The People’s Kitchen is a new dining experience. It’s about learning new cookery skills, tasting new foods, making new friends and having some fun!! Having a meal in The People’s Kitchen will be like no other dining experience you’ve had before. You will get to play a role in preparing the meal, learning new skills and having some fun along the way. You will of course get to taste new foods, and compare different recipes.”
I can certainly testify to the fun part of it as myself and Lorraine (we’re a double act now) had the pleasure of photographing last nights dining experience which was an Italian theme. So with the Head Chef John “Totti” Rudwick on the food and under the watchful eye of the Godfather, Mick Hughes the evening got under way. John showed us how to prepare the starter of Antipasti.

Chef demonstrating cooking at peoples kitchen

Chef John doing his thing….

At this stage the guests have been broken up into random teams of 4 or 5 and each team takes turns in preparing their own platters of starters while Head Chef John is keeping a close eye on them. He’s also secretly scoring them! One overly eager chap (or maybe he was just hungry) had to be reminded it was only a starter and not a feast in it’s own right!

Preparing a starter of antipasti at peoples kitchen

Preparing the starter….

Once the starters were done it was on to the messy business of chicken fillet preparation which involved sharp knives, mayo and breadcrumbs so it was time to don the aprons. This was where difference in sexes began to show. While the wimmin had no trouble with the aprons…….

Aprons on at Peoples Kitchen

Aprons on…..

The lads struggled to get to grips with them…….

Trying to put on apron at peoples kitchen

Which way is up?

Once the intricacies of putting the apron was sorted it was time to get the hands dirty. Well not dirty in the dirty sense of the word, but messy with chicken fillets, mayonnaise, breadcrumbs and various herbs. Everyone had to prepare their own fillet and then coat it before cooking.

Coating chicken in peoples kitchen

Coating the chicken

All of this was again taking place under the watchful eye of our Head Chef “Totti” and our heavily armed Godfather (we won’t mention the gun) and scores were being kept. Eventually everyone finished and each team had a platter of beautiful chicken fillets ready for cooking.

Chicken fillets at peoples kitchen

Chicken at the ready…

So before the cooking started there was one last job for the chef and that was to demonstrate how the dessert was made. Apparently something to do with digging holes in a pear and wine. As I never eat desserts I only got the wine part…….

Preparing dessert at peoples kitchen

Wine. I’m sure he mentioned wine…

At this point it was time to sit down and tuck into the starters which the guests had prepared earlier and for John to start cooking the main course down in the kitchen. Wouldn’t be the Peoples Kitchen without a kitchen!

Cooking at peoples kitchen

Hot in the kitchen…

So once the cooking was done there was no more to do other than eat, drink and be merry. Everyone sat down to enjoy the meal they had prepared along with some nice Italian wine and more importantly some Irish craic and banter.

Craic at the peoples kitchen

Enjoying the craic…..

This is an evening not to be missed. The lads at Peoples Kitchen plan on running these nights on a regular basis and in fact the next one is going to be a Spanish Tapas night, so we’re looking forward to that. Kudos have to go to Chef John, Orlagh, Mick and Carmel of the Stockhouse and to Conor and David for putting it together. It’s a super idea and a brilliant night out so check out their facebook page and keep an eye out for upcoming events.

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inphotos.org: Blue Sky of Morocco

§ July 30th, 2014

Blue Sky of Morocco

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

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inphotos.org: Moroccan Alleyway

§ July 29th, 2014

Moroccan Alleyway

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

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: Reek Sunday

§ July 28th, 2014

The winter sunrise turns the snow on Croagh Patrick pink on a winter's morning just before Christmas Day in 2010. There was a particularly cold spell that winter, and the temperature at the base of the mountain was -10 celcius.
According to news reports, between twenty-five and thirty thousand pilgrims climbed Croagh Patrick mountain in co. Mayo yesterday, to mark Reek Sunday. The weather was fairly good for a change – I’ve been drenched, blasted by wind and damn near frozen on the summit, and that was in the summer. The picture above shows weather conditions that might have tested even the hardy climbers yesterday. Taken a few days before Christmas in 2010, when the country was hit by a particularly cold spell, it was minus ten degrees Celsius at the base of the mountain. I have no idea what the temperature was at the summit, but between the altitude and the gale-force winds, it was enough to turn one of my hands numb the second I removed the inner and outer glove. Nevertheless, there are few things more beautiful than having this snow-covered mountain completely to oneself at sunrise – the snow turning first pink, then yellow and finally white as the sun rose over the horizon. And the view from the stop was only massive, too.

Madeleine Calaido Weber: Star Wars Film Crew leaves Portmagee Harbour – filming on Skellig Michael

§ July 28th, 2014

Star Wars Film Crew on Skellig Michael, County Kerry, Ireland















I didn't go to Portmagee Harbour in the morning as I didn't want to stalk the busy film crew. The word on the street was - that the harbor was full with photographers and overly excited tourists.

Instead I drove to Valentia Island and The Glen in the afternoon to see what was going on from a far. Empty Boats were leaving Portmagee Harbour around 4pm to - I guess - pick up some members of the film crew which were already on Skellig Michael. The helicopter, which is believed to have carried J.J. Abrams to Skellig Michael, returned or arrived to finally bring him out to the location. I don't know what kind of ship the large one to the left is, but it looks impressive. To the right of Skellig Michael you can see 2 boats approaching. Now we have to trust that the crew will do some magic in collaboration with Skellig Michael's mystical and beautiful nature without disturbing the wild life too much and by treating the island and every little tiny rock with the greatest respect. The weather certainly gave its blessing as it turned from moody to sunny towards the afternoon. And now it's a beautiful evening.

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Enjoy,
Madeleine
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inphotos.org: Cat Licking Good

§ July 28th, 2014

Cat Licking Good

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 179mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/200s

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