Visual Diary – August 2014
184/365/2014 – Journey
I have been known to play the occasional computer game. This is one of the ones that actually gets re-played.
It is visually stunning and has a haunting soundtrack.
185/365/2014 – Irish Summer
The plan was for a run around the Irish countryside watching the Poc Fada but the weather conspired against us and the event was canceled for player safety.
Back up plan – trip to the dead zoo and a stroll around the city and then met up with an old pal for a drink in Meath.
The occasional lazy Saturday is a wonderful thing.
191/365/2014 – Strokestown
I’m heading west for the weekend and playing tourist on route.
I have been pretty much diverting towards anything that catches my eye and stopping to take photos.
I shot this in IR with my f100 and Mamiya but I was so surprised to have sunlight that I went crazy with the iPhone also.
192/365/2014 – The Great Western Greenway
I got on a bike today for the first time since 1996, I then set off and cycled 42km through some of Irelands most beautiful landscape.
Good weather and even better company made it a pure joy from start to finish.
194/365/2014 – Embassy of India
The November travel plans are starting to look very real. We submitted our visa applications today and should have confirmation in a few days that all is OK and we can book our flights.
This trip has been a dream for so long that to be this close to doing it is really a treat.
197/365/2014 – Rush Hour
The part of me that sits in traffic because of this sort of stuff gets over it pretty quick. Why – because it’s rush hour and somebody in the middle of Dublin city is stuck behind a horse..Always a giggle.
201/365/2014 – Grub
Give a man fire and he will be warm for a few minutes, but set him on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life!! I am very lucky to have a friend in my life that is willing to teach me how to make these incredible dishes. Today we had a Sri Lankan feast and fed 16 people.
I pass this one on the way to work some days. It is “the church of the visitation of the B.V.M” The abbreviations are as they appear on the sign.
Film: Rollei Infrared 400S
Dev: Adox Adonal 1+100 60 mins 20c
206/365/2014 – Bella
My parents were kind enough to mind our two dogs so we could go away for the weekend. They seem to have opened a full time kennels as my sister had dropped her puppy off earlier in the week.
When I took this Bella was locked outside for a few minutes while we tried to get all the mutts settled.
207/365/2014 – Marbel Arch Global Geopark
I had been to the Marble Arch caves about 20 years ago and I had very vivid memories of the last trip.
We were in Cavan for the weekend and this place is about an hours drive across the border into Northern Ireland.
The tour of the caves was as good as I had remembered it and entering the caves on a boat really is a nice touch of drama.
After the tour we spent hours in the adjoining park land and found these cascades. I shot a roll of film here also and hope that I can get some prints of this location.
Film: Rollei Retro 80S
Dev: Agfa Studional 1+15 4mins
209/365/2014 – Caution Stairs
A helpful sign posted on the stairs that I was standing on.
I have a concern that we are so bombarded with this sort of thing that we will eventually lose the ability to think for ourselves.
210/365/2014 – Coffee Time
So I’m not really sure where the coffee goes when you spill it here but it disappeared real fast. The car is still working – running a little faster perhaps so I have resolved to feed it more coffee in future.
212/365/2014 – Coffee and Stroopwafel
Until yesterday I had never had a Stroopwafel, now I have eaten a whole packet. Our Dutch house guests introduced me to this method of consumption. I have left for work today buzzing from caffeine and sugar.
I NEED MORE!!!
213/365/2014 – Stamped
Sometimes in work I need to put my own stamp on things.
I think it would be much more interesting if I had a pot of melted wax and a signet ring but we all have to embrace the modern way of things.
214/365/2014 – Self with Rollei in Window
Its a compulsion. Hold a Rollei, see your reflection, shoot yourself.
I love this camera and every time i pick it up I think that I should use it more. The roll I just developed has 6 months worth of photos on it including this one shot today.
Film: Kodak Tri-X
Dev: Agfa Adanol 1+100 60mins
Camera: Nettar Zeiss Ikon
Film: Kodak Tri-X
Lens: Novar-Anastigmat 75mm f/3.5
Dev: HC110 (B) 6mins