Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stormy days in Ireland

You hear a lot of talk about changes in Ireland recently. I went to Valentia Island today to take some photos of the heavy swell that was mentioned on the radio. there was little wind but the sea blew the salty spray right in to my face and the camera too. I like this place for its roughness and unpredictability. you never know whats going to happen, which is  the charakter of photography as well.
the waves were crashing against the rock, wave after wave and the sun moved on. i´m sure the same thing will happen tomorrow, but it will be different. it is good to have some reliable things in life. nature seem to work for me.
not to sure about politics, though.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Rossbeigh Beach, without the landmark tower

One of my students in the current class came this morning in with the bad news that the tower on Rossbeigh beach fell last Saturday into the sea. This is a sad day for Kerry,  it lost one of his landmark buildings because of the incompetence of the people responsible for the heritage of this county. Nothing more to say, its history, what stays is the memory and some photos see this post