The Wishing Tree on the Island Road in Tarbert, Co. Kerry, taken this morning with my Fuji X-E1 and XF 14mm f2,8 lens. As I was driving on the Island Road this morning, the sun started to break through the … Continue reading →
Tarbert Lighthouse on the River Shannon in County Kerry
I recently purchased a Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera with 18-55mm f2.8 and 14mm f2.8 lenses. This is one of the first images I took with it while crossing the Shannon on the Tarbert to Killimer car ferry on a calm summers morning.
The X-E1 is a fantastic camera with stunning image quality, low noise and superb handling. The lens are wonderfully sharp and the Optical Image Stabilisation on the XF 18-55 zoom lens works very well. I intend posting more images and information on this camera as time allows.
I will be giving a talk to the members of Listowel Camera Club on black and white photography on Monday the 26th of March at The Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Road. They are a very active club and I have had the pleasure of working with them on many occasions. I am looking forward to a lively session with lots of questions, example images and some tutorials.
The current winter weather provided a beautiful backdrop for the wedding of Aisling and Pat on Saturday December 18th. The wedding took place in Ballylongford, County Kerry and the reception was at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine, County Limerick. With freezing temperatures and roads like glass, plenty of time was allocated for travelling.
When we arrived at the hotel the open fire was calling to us, but photos with the snow was the priority and we got some beautiful images with the bridal party under the trees near the hotel. Despite the cold, the girls put on a great show and never shivered once. We then headed for the fire, thawed out, and took some more photos with the couple and their parents.
When I was finished I had the hour and a half drive home that would usually take 35 minutes, but we had a great day and that was all that mattered.
Best of luck to Aisling and Pat for a wonderful happy life together.
Hi, After the madness of last night, I decided to visit one of my favourite places today, Torc Waterfall in Killarney. It was a beautiful day and the waterfall was in full flow so I had a great time trying to get some good shots of it. Having a nice day to photograph the beautiful landscape of Kerry has been such a rarity this year that I had to jump at the chance.
Very busy last night photographing the debs dance for the leaving certificate pupils of Causeway Comprehensive School, County Kerry, many the happy day I had there myself. The dance was held in Ballyroe Heights Hotel near Tralee and a great night was had by all. I can only begin to imagine what time they finished at……. A dazzling array of beautiful girls and well groomed young men all in high spirits and ready to begin the rest of their lives with style. Many thanks to the pupils for selecting me and to my good friends Ann and Ger for the wonderful help they gave me on the night. I will have the pleasure of photographing their wedding in July 2010 :-) Busy weekend ahead to sort and edit all the photographs and get them ready for printing. Best of luck to the pupils in their future lives.