Visual Diary – July 2014
I never had any real desire to be a wedding photographer, the whole thing seems to be at odds with how I like to take pictures – slowly and with careful consideration – it always seemed a bit manic but this really was a lot of fun.
Once I had the shots that I knew I needed I relaxed and started to shoot some things in my own style.
The Mamiya was used and I ran a few rolls through the F100 also. I enjoyed the day and the wonderful couple seem happy with the results so far.
157/365/2014 – The River Ward
Hidden gems and secret locations were the order of the day today.
A photographer buddy was kind enough to take a few of us on a tour of a spot that is truly hidden in plain sight.
I had spent many hours of my childhood getting up to mischief in this area and it was a real treat to re-visit it today and look at it through the eye of the lens.
I mostly pin-holed – but snapped a few with my phone and the slow shutter app.
158/365/2014 – High Pressure Film
These two tanks contain the rolls from the wedding. It is the first time in a long time that I had a sense of panic while loading film and worse – the fear that nothing was on the rolls.
160/365/2014 – Anniversary
We spent our 10th wedding anniversary rampaging around the wicklow mountains. A long stroll to Lough Dan followed by a hill climb.
There is part of me that is truly amazed at how fast the last ten years have whizzed by.
This is a delight and well worth a visit. I will return to it before it leaves that gallery.
170/365/2014 – Team Work
A tense game of Jenga turned into an unexpected team work event as the stack grew taller and taller. The quest to win was superseded with a quest to see how tall the tower would grow.
Good times with good friends.
171/365/2014 – Mortal Enemy
I am pretty sure that this girl is trying to kill me. We have visited for dinner twice recently and both times I have left feeling so full that I feared for my life.
I love good food and have a real problem deciding when I have had enough. The grub is fantastic and the company is wonderful.
Camera: Nikon Fm2
Film: Rollei Redbird
174/365/2014 – Supplies
Supplies and a surprise…I have re-stocked the dark room and bought a couple of things to try.
I have a notion to try a bit harder with landscape stuff and really want to re-visit Lith printing so my purchases have pointed me in that direction.
175/365/2014 – So Long Farewell..
This photo was taken about 2 minutes after we all realised that there is a very good chance that the four of us will never be together again as a group.
Param is moving to Canada in a few days.
Nivetha’s time in Ireland will come to an inevitable end in the not to distant future as she finishes her work and returns to SG.
For the last 12 months these people have become a huge part of my life and helped me learn so much about my own country and about myself as a person.
I will miss our gang, I will miss their friendship.
Ania was surprised that my “Darkroom” was so bright.
178/365/2014 – Disco Loo
I don’t know why – but this amused me way more than it should have.
Home safe now after a final farewell walk with a soon to be absent friend.
I’m sunburnt, full of Guinness and covered head to toe in nettle stings due to some poor clothing choices for an off road ramble.
An epic day that will be remembered forever – mostly as I fear it will be the last of these spontaneous walks with my photo buddy Param.
It was strange to see this place without 80,000 people.
183/365/2014 – Gavin
I finally got to hear my buddy Gavin play the fiddle – It was a real treat.