Portugal with a TLR (part one).

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

Be Gentle, It’s My First Time… Hurling.

I was extremely fortunate to further my ‘Irish Education’ by attending my first hurling game last month. It wasn’t just any game either, it was the replay of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships Semi-Final between local rivals Galway and my adopted County Clare.

I took along my Leica M6 and the Lomography Minitar Art Lens, a set-up so small I could carry it in a pocket, and snapped a few shots of the day. Continue reading

Zaspa!

During my trip to Poland in July, I finally visited the Trójmiasto or three cities on the Baltic coast. Gdynia, Sopot and Gdańsk have an interesting and varied history and I could have spent a lot longer exploring were it not for the baking heat. As it was, I had a couple of photowalks, concentrating on specific areas that I wanted to visit.

Among them was the Zaspa area of Gdańsk. Zaspa was built on what was once the city’s airport and between the districts of Młyniec and Rozstaje, the wide concrete runway is still visible and it disintegrates under parked cars. Continue reading

Loop Head Ride…

…or, Adventures of the Day-Glo Pannier.

The last Bank Holiday weekend of the summer had conspired against me and I was facing the prospect of returning to w*rk without having made the most of the three days off.

As we ate our Sunday dinner, I decided that as it was still light until about 9:30, I could jump in the car, head over to the coast and have a mini-tour of Loop Head in West Clare. Since our arrival in Ireland on April, I’d travelled the whole length of the Clare coast with the exception of Loop Head. Continue reading