Tall Ships Waterford 2011

I am fascinated with all things martime: I grew up by the sea, and am a direct descendent of the Pirate Queen, Grainne Mhaol. So when the Tall Ships race came to Waterford in July 2011 it was top of my to-do list.

“Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest, …Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!

Drink and the devil had done for the rest–…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

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Photography, photojournalism

Bannow Rathangan Agricultural show 2011

The 2011 Bannow/Rathangan Agricultural show was my backup plan for the Photojournalism photoessay. I was approaching it from a Martin Parr type perspective.

It’s a fantastic setting and great day out. One needs to be quite focused on approach, there is so much going on, distractions everywhere.

Tip: Don’t go on a photo-shoot with friends unless they too are photographers. Its just too distracting. You will enjoy yourself more, but may end up with slightly less images than required.

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