Vintage, crackled, shabby paint effects on an old clinker built rowing boat in the harbour at Helvick, located in An Rinn within the Irish speaking Gaeltacht na nDeise area in County Waterford, Ireland.
…floods through a window in St Patrick’s Cathedral, to illuminate one of the statues of the 18th century great and good of Dublin. And so George Ogle, is memorialised. An Irish Tory politician he was elected to the Irish House of Commons as a member for Wexford County in 1768 sitting for that constituency tillContinue reading “Winter Sun”
Bicycles amidst contemporary architecture in Modern Dublin
While Sharon’s quintessential red hair and beauty undoubtedly helped her to get modelling roles, she had other ambitions. Some time after the portfolio shoot, she mentioned my pic of her draped in muslin brought her to the attention of casting directors in her burgeoning film career. Incidentally, Muslin is the most common backdrop material usedContinue reading “Model to Actress…”
The quintessential red hair of Irish actress and model, Sharon Twomey. I had the pleasure of working with her on a travel brochure which entailed a weekend in Torremolinos, a little way down the coast from where I’m writing. It was a most enjoyable assignment, because accompanying us was Jan de Fouw, one of aContinue reading “Gruaig Rua…”
From the venerable door of the President, to the Pollack like, shabby chic of the old door to a deserted cottage at Faugheen, near my old home village of Bunmahon in Ireland’s County Waterford.
Autumn tinted Boston Creeper winding around the door of the President on the campus of University College Cork, reminding one of the adage “education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom”
Take a windy autumnal day, an off-shore wind, some acceptable waves, a stoic bunch of people with surf boards and that’s Tramore Strand.
Watching the watchers: in the Sunny South East of Ireland, the seaside resort of Tramore began life as a humble fishing village, that developed rapidly with the arrival of the railways in 1853. …for the subject of the watcher’s attention – see tomorrow’s post…
The contemporary roads of Ireland. Not yet a refuge for wildlife, but caught in the right light the ring road around Waterford City has a 21st century graphic ambience…
Or the old roads of Ireland. Boreens, the early roads that criss-crossed the island of Ireland.
“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another,” said Eduard Manet, but forgot to tell shop front designers in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland
Cattle ambling along the sea’s edge of the Cunnigar, a 5km sand spit, jutting out across Dungarvan Bay, in County Waterford.
The “Samson” was a floating crane-ship under tow from Liverpool to Valetta in Malta. On 11th December 1987, when the towline snapped in a south easterly gale just off the Welsh coast, the crew of two were rescued by R.A.F. helicopter and the vessel was left to drift.
A lifeboat under a somewhat enhanced super moon over the Irish Sea, returns to it’s base in Clogher Head, a fishing village on the County Louth coast in Ireland.
Sunset falling over the Rock of Cashel, just like my first glimpse of it back in 1979 and still etched in one creative corner of my brain. It took a while, 30 years, before I could recreate that first impression. The Rock, also known as Cashel of the Kings or St. Patrick’s Rock, in CountyContinue reading “Spiritual 1”
One man and his dog on a stormy beach next to Bunmahon, a coastal village in County Waterford, Ireland. During the 19th century, it was a mining village with copper and lead mined there between 1827 and 1877. Its deepest shaft located just inland from the headland in the pic’s background dropped some 1,000 feetContinue reading “Wild Beauty 2”
…in Dunmore East, a fishing village situated on the west side of the entrance to Waterford Harbour on Ireland’s southeastern coast. The area lies within the barony of Gaultier, aka Gáll Tír in Irish which translates into “foreigners’ land”, a reference to the influx of Viking and Norman settlers there.
Surrounded by lush wild growth, a neglected and rusty, grey garden gate, hints at bucolic green glades beyond… More about Ireland’s County Waterford
The Waterford coast between Fenor and Stradbally has been sporadically mined since ancient times. When the commercial exploitation of copper deposits near Bunmahon began in 1824, the tiny village grew into a town of 2,000 people with shops and 20 pubs.