Home. Yes, home. To get here from Dublin Ireland yesterday was three taxis, two planes and a ferry. I'm not going to do the math on the hours. All travel was very smooth.
I'll be doing some follow up posts with thoughts, statistics, all that kind of thing.
In the meantime, enjoy this amazing view we had on the ferry coming over to the island last night. I sure did. I just stood outside the entire time, soaking it in. Nice to visit beautiful places, even better to live in one.
Over the past few years, one of the real "enhancements" to my life has been getting to Dan Sniffin. He is John Barclay's tour partner. When I watch Dan work, there is a pattern. When he zeroes in on a given scene, he becomes very focused. Most often, the scene is simple, very geometric, often colorful. It's not a scene most people would even notice. Often shadows play a main role
So I offer this scene as a homage to a Dan Sniffin inspired image! Thank you Dan for being my friend and photographic mentor.
After all the landscape photography during out Southwest Ireland photo tour, it was fun for me to return to the dynamic arena of street shooting. Where you don't know what will happen moment to moment. Quick on your feet, quick with your shutter finger. Capturing moments that only happen a single time.
Spent about two hours walking the streets of Killarney this week. Was very nice to just take in the sights, the people, do a little street shooting. Here I got to indulge my mannequin fascination in a different way.
We have loads of weather variety on the trip. And some interesting clouds. You know I'm into "forms" and I especially like images with just a few tones. This is the full shot, no cropping, with just a bit of curves adjustment. Nice scene, eh?
The Irish countryside... Looks just like one imagines it. But that doesn't take anything away from the in person experience. Absolutely grand. Can't think of a better term. Just driving along, it is a wonder.