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January 10, 2015 / Aware of the Void

Visual Diary – December 2015

304/365/365 - Think Positive

304/365/365 – Think Positive
The lifestyle advice from my shirt this morning was a bit unexpected

305/365/2014 - Camus
305/365/2014 – Camus
I’m hiding from winter šŸ™‚

306/365/2014 - Catching Up
306/365/2014 – Catching Up
Just about caught up with the backlog caused by India

307/365/2015 - Wild Nights
307/365/2015 – Wild Nights
Another wild night ahead as I scan 5 rolls of film.

308/365/2014 - Educate
308/365/2014 – Educate
A very interesting masterclass presented by @conallom this morning brings work and my hobby together

309/365/2014 - Stars
309/365/2014 – Stars
There was a plan for light painting was very nicely circumvented by an evening meal and chatter in a pals house….good times….

310/365/2014 - Cookies
310/365/2014 – Cookies
225g Porridge Oats
225g Self Raising Flour
225g Butter
225g Sugar
2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
50g Desiccated Coconut

311/365/2014 - Work
311/365/2014 – Work
Somedays are more interesting than others.

312/365/2014 - Sheba
312/365/2014 – Sheba
This one is crazy hyper this morning and very bold. She robbed my cup of tea.

313/365/2014 - ISPG
313/365/2014 – ISPG
Back on the streets again with the Irish Street Photography Group

314/365/2014 - Pints
314/365/2014 – Pints
Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry?

315/365/2014 - More Hat
315/365/2014 – More Hat
The Spy that Came in from the Cold – Most likely not really a spy

316/365/2014 - Workshop
316/365/2014 – Workshop
My portable pinhole photography workshop is getting an outing. I’m teaching some scouts how to make pinhole cameras.

317/365/2014 - Veg Manchurian
317/365/2014 – Veg Manchurian
So this is my first attempt at a dish that I had only ever eaten while traveling in #india it’s called Veg Manchurian and it’s pretty tasty.

318/365/2014 - Roomie
318/365/2014 – Roomie
Testing out the emergency backup under the stairs guest accommodation ahead of the festive season. If you are under 5′ 11” and a fan of the harry potter books it is comfortable enough.

319/365/2014 - Birds
319/365/2014 – Birds
“You made us happy with a dead bird”

320/365/2014 - Ho
320/365/2014 – Ho
Ho ho Hoegaarden, Merry Christmas

321/365/2014 - Stroopwafels
321/365/2014 – Stroopwafels
Well this is a fine example of a first world problem. My local petrol station has now placed stroopwafels next to the tea and coffee dock. They have replaced the apples – Bastards! I curse my lack of willpower in the face of the glories of the Stroop….

322/365/2014 - Family
322/365/2014 – Family
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – the annual family group shots was a complete success

323/365/2014 - Sunrise
323/365/2014 – Sunrise
It’s a bit fresh out here this morning. Have a wonderful day everyone. I’m off home to drink something very warm.

324/365/2014 - Curry Christmas
324/365/2014 – Curry Christmas
I hope you are enjoying a very curry Christmas and I wish you a spicy new year. This is what our dinner looked like.

325/365/2014 - Puzzle
325/365/2014 – Puzzle
Jameson and a puzzle a pretty wicked combination.

326/365/2014 - Paneer
326/365/2014 – Paneer
Blessed are the cheesemakers for they shall inherit the earth…..or……Oh baby I love your whey. Tonight on master chef I’m trying to make Paneer

327/365/2014 - Nikon F100
327/365/2014 – Nikon F100
A little over a year ago during a trip to Prague my F100 leapt from my shoulder on the Charles Bridge, my reflexes dimmed by the icy wind and slightly too much mulled wine were unable to catch the camera before it hit the cobblestones. While it continues to function it has not been 100% reliable and has been left on the shelf a few more times than I would like. Most notable it stayed in Dublin when I went India. For Christmas my wife bought me a “new” F100 and today it gets its first trial.

328/365/2014 - Shadow
328/365/2014 – Shadow
Blowing the dust away with a walk in the botanical gardens. That is a lot of sunlight for this time of year.

329/365/2014 - Frost
329/365/2014 – Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and Iā€”
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost

230/365/2014 - Trinners
230/365/2014 – Trinners
The long exposure function on the phone has given rise to some fun shots this year. It eats the batteries!

231/365/2014 - Skerries by the Sea
231/365/2014 – Skerries by the Sea
Blue sky and a sea breeze.

232/365/2014 - Happy New Year
232/365/2014 – Happy New Year
I’m off out on the toot to the juice joint with some bearcats to see in the new year in the 1920’s style. I have my Mazuma in my pocket but won’t get too zozzled. Happy New Year

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