So last Saturday, I finally picked up the camera again.
Gathering dust since the summer, its first major outing since then was to beautiful, rugged Connemara in the west of Ireland – the poor ol’ Nikon deserved a treat!
The photography Gods were smiling on us as we got a fine, sunny, rain-free day – rare enough at the best of times, never mind January!
These photos are ordered chronologically from first light to last light, or from our Salthill base in the morning to the sunset in Connemara.
They show our stop offs on our way to Connemara National Park, which were made randomly, when we liked the look of something… and I liked the look of a lot of reflections!
And then they show, when we got to the park, the hike up Diamond Hill and back down again, as the sun set on a great day.
I travelled to Barcelona for the Primavera music festival recently. Here are some of the photos I took.
I have disappeared off the blogging radar in recent times. This has been largely due to a combination of being very busy and a lack of inspiration when windows of opportunity do arise.
I took the neglected Nikon out yesterday for my niece Savannah’s Communion celebrations and some of those photos are below.
I have also included a few snaps I took on a couple of the other rare occasions I have briefly taken the camera out lately.
Hopefully, this post will kickstart more regular photo taking and posting.
So, with city centre cabin fever setting in, Laura and I travelled the very short distance to one of Dublin’s gems, Bull Island, yesterday, Good Friday.
It was very cold, as it has been lately, with a biting wind, but the sun was shining and the fresh, sea air was heaven-sent.
Afterwards, we stopped in across the road (almost literally) to the beautiful and somewhat underrated St Anne’s Park for a short while.
The photos aren’t great, but it was nice to get the camera back in my hands again, it has been all-too-rare lately.
But, we get an extra hour this weekend and – even though it doesn’t feel like it in this unseasonably cold weather – summer is coming.
I feel a photo-revival coming on!
These two pieces of street art are located less than 100 yards from each other on North Anne Street in Dublin.
The first is really striking and, in my opinion, a really impressive and effective piece.
It makes me smile.