fashion, Ireland, Photography, photojournalism

Last Sunset of 2013

As the sun sets on 2013, I would like to thank everyone who visited my blog and took the time to comment, like, follow, etc. Thank you very much for your time. Wishing you all a very Happy, Healthy New Year.

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A small gathering of people watch the last sunset of 2013.

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Ireland, Landscapes, Photography, travel

Saltee Islands, Kilmore Quay, Ireland.

SB_20131205_0005_colour_webTrying out the Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 on a Leica M9. Well-built, sharp, tiny lens. Small issue of edge colour casts when shooting this on the M9 but that can hopefully be fixed with software. Maybe a little too wide for my liking but great for dramatic landscapes.

 

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Ireland, Landscapes, Photography

Spring Tide: Saltee Islands & St. Patrick’s Bridge

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Spring tide at St. Patricks Bridge, Kilmore Quay, Ireland.

View to Saltee Islands from St. Patrick’s Bridge, which is a naturally occurring stone causeway that extends out to the Islands. It has been the ruin of many a seafaring vessel.

I think I’m gonna have to climb up on someone’s roof down there to get a higher vantage point.

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Chasing the light

 

Back in December amidst the madness that is the run up to Christmas I spotted in the distance some glorious light shining through the cloudbreaks. I grabbed the camera, took a spare roll of film from the fridge, started up the car, and literally raced towards one of the local beaches.

There was a cold Easterly wind blowing, and in my rush to chase the light I forgot the tripod. Holding a small camera (M6) steady in low temperatures and freezing wind is not the easiest. I must have spent the bones of an hour taking around forty photographs of the scene, watching the light change, moving forwards and backwards, left and right. With only a few frames left, the guy in the bottom right of the frame arrived and started digging for bait. I took a few more photographs until the winder would move forward no more.

The film was sent off to John Gunn’s Camera Shop in Dublin for processing and scanning. The wait for negatives to return from a lab is a little like waiting for Santa to arrive; one never really knows what one will get.

I have looked through the contact sheet a few times and this image is my initial favourite. I realise in time this may change, but for now this is my catch of the day!

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