Raced downstairs early this morning to answer the phone. Interestingly the incoming number was 0123456789. Watch out for that!
It turned out, it was my old Asian friend ringing from Microsoft to inform me that my computer was yet again, infected by some virus or other that was gonna wipe out my whole life, kill some cute, cuddly kittens and deplete the worlds wine supply. That got my attention!
The perfect photograph - what a bold statement! However, I am not talking about any of my images. I have indeed seen many perfect photographs and paintings and like many image takers/makers, I strive to capture as near as possible what I deem to be a "perfect photograph".
Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. Ballinfad college is only about 15 minutes drive from me but this is the first time that I have actually visited it. It was originally a large country house boasting 50 bedrooms and 50 bathrooms. It was built in 1827 and was sold to the African Missionary Brothers in 1908. They opened it as a secondary
The area around Connemara, Galway is about 60 - 90 minutes drive from me. Not a motorway drive either but a drive through some of the most beautiful Irish countryside. As soon as you get past Brackloon wood outside Westport, a new photographic treat lies around every corner.