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 😊
It is surprising how many great men and women a small house will contain. I have had twenty-five or thirty souls, with their bodies, at once under my roof, and yet we often parted without being aware that we had come very near to one another.
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.
So much around us is temporary, fleeting...emotions, highs, lows, landscapes, moments, weather; I could go on.
This is my place, my spot where I find such peace and contentment. I’ve been up here a lot over the summer months and each time hoping to capture the moment again, the landscape. Each time the landscape has been so different, each memory of the view different but never any less beautiful.
It comes back to nature to remind us that things are fleeting, nothing stays the same. It reminds us that we must cherish those happy moments and take the lessons from the hard stuff.
This image will never be captured again. Yes, you will have the sea, the temple, the cliffs. But everything will be different - the sea won’t crash the same; the grass will dance differently; the clouds; the sky. Trust me, the weather changed pretty drastically by the time I got to the car!
Enjoy the moment and be brave to remember the tricky stuff passes too. I set this out for me time to gather my thoughts but maybe someone will stumble across a pretty picture and get some reassurance that it’s ok! ✨