Headed out to shoot the first match of the season with Galwegians RFC taking on Corinthians at Crowley Park here in Galway City last weekend.
Omey island is a tidal island located near Clifden on the western edge of Connemara. At low tide, it is possible to drive or walk across the large sandy strand to the island. At high tide, you and your car would be under water!
On one day each year, a temporary town of sorts pops up on the strand as soon as the tide's gone out enough to venture out onto the sand. There's then a rush of activity to get the strand ready for hosting the Omey Races. The races need to conclude, and everything packed up again before the tide comes in again. Truly a one of a kind event!
Delighted to receive my Licentiate at the March 2018 distinction sitting of the Irish Photographic Federation.
Taking part in the Galway Arts Centre Indoor Christmas Market this weekend. Should be a great event. 10:30am-6pm Saturday & Sunday at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Lower Dominick Street. More details at https://www.galwayartscentre.ie/exhibitions/152-christmas-art-market-flea-style-market?lang=en
Lovely write-up in the Connacht Tribune about my exhibition currently running at the PorterShed in Galway.
Delighted to announce an extended run for my photography display at the PorterShed through the end of December. Reception to launch the exhibition taking place on Friday 24th Nov at 6:30pm at PorterShed. Drop by for a chat and a look.
Delighted to be taking part in the Galway Arts Center Christmas Market next month. I will have a stall there on the weekend of December 9/10, with a selection of my prints for sale. Drop by for a chat and see what's new! The market will be located within the Galway Arts Center, Lower Dominick Street, in Galways West End.
The Yashica-Mat pictured above is one picked up on eBay, in great condition. Judging from the serial number, it appears to have been made back in 1969.
Using this camera is a real joy and the image quality is great - there's something about medium format film that no dSLR or filter can quite match... not better or worse, just a different look you get on film which I quite like. Plus, no batteries to buy, forget, or recharge!
Ah, the joys of working with what's essentially a box with a lens and some film in it... not even a light meter to help out, so you're on your own with this one, using the old 'sunny 16' and related rules, or a handheld meter (in a pinch, your digital camera makes a good meter as well).