This week ‘s photo pick took quite a bit of thought. Xiao challenges us to show different perspectives. If you really think of it, our modern lives are filled with all sorts of angular shapes. Everything man makes seems to have lines and angles. Nature softens things up but man can’t do it like that. If we build odd shaped buildings they are either non functional, impractical or ugly.
However, sometimes decay and old age soften lines and add character to once mighty edifices of angularity. This photo is of the ramp up to the gatehouse of Trim Castle. The remains of the Keep can be seen in the background. There are lines and angles aplenty yet the partial ruins add a softer touch…
Posted in Dublin, Family & Life, Ireland, Photography, Travel
Tagged #memyblog, Architecture, buildings, Co Meath, DPchallenge, history, Ireland, photography, postaday, ruins, Trim Castle, Weekly Photo Challenge:, WordPress
Some days it pays to just throw in a random photo. This one is of the ancient derrick near the Poolbeg Lighthouse on the far end on the Great South Wall in Dublin. In the distance is the Dublin Docklands with the Poolbeg Chimneys framed between the bits of old wood and steel…
PS – Friday again… do enjoy your day and weekend… most of all, remember… don’t do what I wouldn’t!
Posted in Dublin, Dublin & Leinster Architecture & Other Interesting Sights, Ireland, Local Curiosity, Local Places, Photography, Travel
Tagged buildings, Dublin Docks, Poolbeg, postaday, sea, travel, urban photography, weekend
There’s a great reason why I’m using this photo today. The two little fellows in the picture have featured on occasion here on the blog. Their good lady granny has also featured. So, that’s what you’d expect on my personal blog, is it not? Yes, it is but as of last night the lads have a little sister! GLW has a new namesake… well, almost! New GDx will be blessed with a second name that’s a combination of both her granny’s names!
God bless the new little lady and all the happy folk, parents, siblings… uncles, aunts… cousins and of course, great granddad and grandparents!!
PS – GDx? Yep, the little lady’s first name is still under debate so I’ll be referring to her good self as granddaughter x until all is resolved!
Posted in Factual Opinion, Family & Life, Ireland
Tagged Arklow, beach, fun, GDN, GLW, GSA, GSK, HAPPY, hope, Ireland, JOY, love, ONG, positive, postaday, sea, summer
When the sea is blue and the sky is blue what better excuse do you need?
Enjoy your fishing, even if it’s just figurative…
Posted in Boating, Dublin, Ireland, Photography, Travel
Tagged blue, boats, Dublin, fishing, Ireland, Poolbeg, postaday, sea, sky
You get those mornings when the sun and clouds give you a show you can’t imagine. No human could conjure up such magic… no artificial light can compare… so, to start a new week I’ll brighten your mood… twice.
I have a feeling this is going to be a good week. A few indicators late last week on the job front… so, let’s hope it ends brighter than it began!
Here’s to a new week… have fun, be good!
PS – Click on the photos to enlarge… the lower photo sees the bird with something in its mouth…
Posted in Dublin, Ireland, Photography, Seasons, The Birds and the Bees, Travel, Walking
Tagged beach, beauty, birds, clouds, colour, light, magic, postaday, seagull, sunrise, sunshine, work
Strange… these weekly challenges. Or, could that be, strange how I interpret these weekly challenges? Michelle tells of the achievement of the folk who finish marathons… more precisely, this year’s New York event and the folk who this year did it in storm conditions. Well, I’d most likely be worn out driving a marathon so never will I be presumptuous enough to suggest I have what it takes to complete something so special, yet… we all achieve something special once in a while.
I’ve been trying hard to educate myself in the art of night photography. I’ve had the odd longish exposure with the ISS zooming through. But I’ve wanted to to see if I could get a star trail photo worth showing, so… last evening while we were subjected to a power outage I thought what a better excuse could one have? Out I went… back I came many minutes later and now I think I achieved something that I can show off…
Mind you, I was so happy with the results that I thought I’d go achieve better results… only to be rained on as I walked out the door!
PS – look closely, two plane trails going through at low level…
PSS – The mucky white bits were the advanced clouds giving notice of the wet to come… again!
Posted in Family & Life, Ireland, Photography
Tagged DPchallenge, fun, ISS, light, night photography, photography, postaday, power, sky, starlight, stars, trees, Weekly Photo Challenge:, WordPress
A few of the family have seen this pic… most of their reactions are the same so let’s see if we’re all balmy or if you agree? What’s it look like to you? Yes, I know… a bird on a sign…
AaaaaaHH!! Friday again… do enjoy your day and the coming weekend but please, don’t do what I wouldn’t!
Posted in Photography, The Birds and the Bees
Tagged birds, Bull Island, crows, do!!, Dublin, fun, Ireland, postaday, questions, road signs, weekend, wildlife photograph
Bright splodges of colour on a very grey, wet, rainy day. It reminds me, holloween night it pelted down as well so I wonder how this little outdoor event fared in that exposed location. I also wondered if there was much dancing and merriment around the brightly lit jack-o’-lanterns?
If you’re wondering, that’s the Poolbeg Lighthouse at the end of the Great South Wall, Dublin, Ireland…
Posted in Dublin, Ireland, Photography, Seasons, Travel, Walking
Tagged beach, colour, Dublin, fun, grey, Ireland, orange, photography, Poolbeg, postaday, questions, quirky, rain, sea, walk, weather