Saturday, September 26, 2009

Early Morning in Portmagee, Co. Kerry

The past few days have made up for a nonexistent summer and especially during the September Photography Holiday Week we had some exceptional days and early mornings with calm seas, morning mist and a rising sun caressing this beautiful part of the world.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Killarney National Park Photos - taken with my lensbaby

Now, bored with the ultimate quest of photographs beeing in sharp focus? Have some fun with a small gadget, well it is a lens really and the name is lensbaby . Craig Strong, the inventor, can explain to you much better than I could what it is about...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Four Days of of Celebrating the Patron Day of Ballinskelligs, St. Michael

This year´s Pattern Day (Patron Day) celebrations in Dun Geagan and Ballinskelligs are themed Ballinskelligs in the 1920´s and the main talk on September 29 (at 8 pm in the Community Hall) is about the Norwegian ethno musicologist Ole Mork Sandvik,
who toured Ireland including the Iveragh Peninsula in 1927. Sandvik recorded traditional music and song but he also took some rare Photographs in Ballinskelligs, Waterville and Caherdaniel which will be shown along his talk by Séamus Ó Catháin.
Other events during the Pattern are Sports Activities, a guided walk from Cable O´Leary´s Pub to Bolus Head on Sunday, 27 Sept;
Music in Tigh Rosie on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from 9.30pm and

the actual Pattern with the Rounds at St. Michael´s Well at 6 pm,

Mass in the Community Hall at 7.30pm and music and dance afterwards on Monday, 28 September.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ceret in early September

The days got shorter but we still enjoyed the warmth of Pyrenees Orientales, the market village of Ceret with its huge shady sycamore trees, the now almost empty beaches of Argeles and the picturesque tiny villages near Mount Canigou.
I only had my Lumix with me (and some basic painting gear for watercolours) and a lot of the time I took images of wall and door details; of structure, colour and shadows I found in the narrow alleyways in the old part of Ceret.
And people of course, who seemed relaxed and indeed are blessed with a lovely climate and at this time of the year with the rich harvest of vegetables, fruit and grapes for winemaking.