Another shot from my recent trip around Connemara. I only have the one lens for my Sony A7iii and its the wonderful Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8. All my photos have been taken with it. So I am really looking forward to picking up my next lens (on order) in the next week or two. Going with the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8. Would love some more glass but this photography hobby is costing me a bloody fortune!!! Expect lots of wide angle shots coming soon 😊
We were literally 5 minutes walking from this incredible spot. Sandycove Beach is an hidden gem in the south.
Eravamo letteralmente a 5 minuti a piedi da questo incredibile posto. La spiaggia di Sandycove è una piccola gemma nascosta nel sud.
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"A little tranquil lake is more significant to my life than any big city in the world" Munia Khan
Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin.
I've read countless Irish History books and watched so many Documentaries on the subject. But nothing compares to going and seeing a place in person. The way our ancestors (men, women and children) were treated in this country was absolutely appalling. Some of our countries bravest men were executed here, this is just one place on a long list. I took these photos with the upmost respect for the History of the building and what went on here. The injustice will never be forgotten. ☘ 'If you strike at us, imprison or kill us. Out of our prisons or grave we will envoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you, do your worst!' James Connolly.
An eventful hike down into the Poisoned Glen. Nearly broke my leg and my camera. Managed to break my tripod. Had to hide my bag under a rock to shelter it from the rain. Then I forgot which rock I had left it under and there were about a thousand rocks on the mountainside that looked the exact same. Took me about a half an hour to find it. All the while, I got absolutely pissed on. But it was worth it. The summer flowers are still out but the first signs of autum are creeping in.
When it comes to achieving your goals you have to get started. Things very rarely just happen, so you will have to work for what you want and often the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up
Day after day
No matter how you feel. Get up, dress up, show up and never give up. Harsh advice I know especially coming from someone who struggled with the darkness that was chronic illness, no amount of will power could cure you or give you the physical strength needed to get up and dress up
But that strength has to be a mental one. Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways. That alone will inspire those around you...and let’s face it...when you start seeing your behaviour inspiring others and having a positive impact on their lives it’s a rush!
Sending you a healthy dose of Irish luck today with this vibrant rainbow captured over the rolling meadows of County Clare in 2014 from the townland of Decomade above the village of Lissycasey. Still searching for the pot of gold... :)