Festive Season Odds and Ends

Here are some photos from the days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. They can be broken down into roughly three sections.

Hook Head: We took a walk in Hook Head on a very wild day and it was beautiful, with waves crashing against the rocks and the foam and spray creating its very own white Christmas for the visitors braving the elements. However, I had no tripod as I lost it here on Christmas Day after leaving it behind me and, in any event, the wind was so strong it was impossible to stand still, let alone hold a camera still. In fact the first thing we heard on the radio after getting into the car to drive to the Hook was to stay away from exposed coastal areas due to extremely strong gale force winds… but we weren’t the only people ignoring that sound advice! The light was poor too, so hence the pretty awful image quality, which does not even do scant justice to the beauty of the Hook that day. I’ll get it right there some stormy day!

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Curracloe: Another walk. This time in my favourite place, which I have blogged about many times before on here. Again my missing tripod would have been a great help due to the low, fading light, but I took a few shots anyway. Plus, tripod or not, they would have been no match for Curracloe on a sunny day.

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Round the house: These mostly involved testing my new lens by pointing it randomly at various household objects and patient relatives, as well as taking a few shots of my sister’s family – another of this blog’s regular star turns – when they came to visit.

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Posted on December 31, 2012, in Family, Life, Nature, Photography, Wexford and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. What a great set of photos Conor! The lighting at the sea shore was actually good I think. Great family shots too. 🙂

  2. Very Nice Images, The family shot especially convey a real family.

  3. Thank you for sharing a look into your life.

  4. Super series Conor! Looks like you had a great Christmas!
    Happy New Year!

  5. Greetings and Happy Holidays!
    🙂

  6. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  7. Delightful photos Conor! Happy New Year! Cheers, Linda

  8. Enjoyed the visit!! Happy New Year!

  9. Each photo has its own story. Beautiful as always! Happy New Year!!

  10. I LOVED the first picture you took at Hook Head but the family holiday photos were so much fun too! Your portrait photographer skills shone through and that includes the candid shots. It looks like you all had a great time together. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  11. Nice Photos Conor! Looks like you all had a lot of fun. The nature on your photos looks so stunning. I wish you a great 2013. 🙂

  12. colossalgarbage

    I love how your pictures tell stories. I’m hooked!

  13. Great shots. Love the sea – and the family. The light might not have been perfect for the sea shots but the sea always performs!

  14. great scenics and family shots, I especially liked the cookie monster pup peering over the edge of the table with its prey both in sight and aroma range

  15. Love the ones of Hook Head! So dramatic!

  16. really stunning! amazing shots of the landscape and the family-pics are great 🙂

  17. thank you for stopping by my blog and liking it; thanks to that i met with you and your family. You’re so lucky to have them. And landscape pictures are awesome!:) hope to see you again

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