Since we arrived in Ireland earlier in the year, I’ve been interested in the Gaelic Athletic Association’s role in the Irish community. While I was aware of the games before we came, I didn’t realise quite how important they are to everyone here, and that the GAA is about more than just sport, as it celebrates and protects Irish culture. Continue reading
Welcome along to the final post about our recent trip to Portugal.
– the first told the story of a wasted opportunity to take a once (well, twice) in a lifetime photograph;
– the second post was about the gear I took;
– the third was mostly pictures taken on the beach close to where we stayed;
– and this post is about some of the places that I visited while i was there. Continue reading
As you’ll no doubt have read in my previous couple of posts (Our Man In Portugal and What’s In My Bag – Portugal Edition), we were lucky enough to get a few days away in Albufeira during October.
I took along my Yashica-Mat 124G and shot eight rolls of Kodak Ektar with some results that I’m pretty pleased with. At the risk of overdoing things, I’ve broken up some of my favourites into a couple of blog posts… Continue reading
We were lucky enough to spend six days in October at a resort near Albufeira on the Algarve. I shot eight rolls of Ektar and about 150 digital shots and so the next couple of posts will be a few of those snaps taken in the Portuguese sunshine. Continue reading
I stumbled across Killone Abbey on GoogleMaps recently when planning some other excursion. Being just a few miles from home, Emily and I nipped over last Sunday afternoon and took a wander through the conker trees and cattle, accompanied by a roll of Kodak Tri-X that needed using up…
This roll has been hanging around in the camera for a couple of months. It was summer and so black and white wasn’t getting much of a look in and I used other cameras instead.
But looking back on the pictures, there’s some cool memories of our first summer in Ireland… Continue reading
Once every couple of months, I throw a film into my old Canon EOS5 (the Plastic Fantastic) and follow my daughter around for the day, shooting the stuff she gets up to. I’ll then print out the best frames of the roll and add them to a shoe box that contains pictures telling the story of her life so far. One day, when she’s old enough to be embarrassed by it, I’ll give her the box. Continue reading