Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Alternative miss Limerick

The alternative Miss Limerick competition is a pageant for drag queens and girls dressing up as boys. This year I got some really good shots and a few of them I will show here. The whole series will soon be posted on my Limerick photo blog.
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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Last Saturday in County Clare.

The weather was absolutely beautiful last weekend so on Saturday I went to County Clare: Spanish Point, the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin, to take some photos and enjoy the fine weather. I stayed in Doolin 'till sunset.

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Monday, 10 August 2009

Türkiye - At the market

Back to Turkey. These are shots taken at the market in Devrek. The people were so friendly and hospitable. I learned some Turkish so I could tell them that I'm from the Netherlands but live in Ireland and say some polite things in Turkish. They kept on giving me food to try and trying to chat to me. Some of them had some German and I do too. So with English, German and a few words in Turkish I was able to tell them that I think Turkey is a great country and that I love the food and the people. It made them happy and their friendliness made me happy. Such a great experience. (Click on a photo to see it bigger)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Macro shots.

Just taking a break from the Turkey photos and posting a few macro shots again.

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Friday, 17 July 2009

slide shows not working.

I just noticed that my flickr slide widgets are not showing any photos anymore. I went to the widget page and tried to make a new slide show luck. :(

I will probably just have to post a few photos from the series and then provide the link to my flickr site where you can see the rest of the series. What a shame. The slide shows were great and a nice addition to my blogs.

It will take me a while to get it all organised as I'm also in the process of repairing a computer.

All the slide shows have been repaired.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Türkiye. Landscape around Safranbolu: Black Sea area.

This is the landscape in the black sea area of Turkey. Hills and mountains, covered with trees and shrubs. It's all very lush and green. The top photo is me with our rental car. (Click on the photos to see them bigger)

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Türkiye 2009 - Zonguldak

These evening shots were taken in Zonguldak in the Black Sea region. Zonguldak is a mining town with a harbour. The black Sea region is the less visited side of Turkey which is totally incomprehensible as it is such a beautiful part of the country. And I've seen only a tiny part of it. I watched the Turkish movie Sonbahar the other day (bought it on DVD) with scenery from the far north east of the Black Sea region which is also stunningly beautiful. Anyway, more shots of this region to follow soon. (Click on the photos to see them bigger)

Monday, 29 June 2009

Sunset in Istanbul

I'm back from a two week stay in Turkey. What a wonderful country. I spent one week near Zonguldak in the Black Sea area and a week in Istanbul. Met with Turkish friends I made through the internet and hopefully they are friends for life now. I will be posting more Türkiye photos - landscape and people shots - soon. (Click on the photo to see it bigger)

Saturday, 16 May 2009

On a rainy spring day.

This is a shot I took during a downpour in the city of Limerick. I managed to stay pretty much dry under a shop front. This shot got a lot of comments on my flickr page and until now, 25 people call it a favourite. They must really like it. :)

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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Macro shots

A few macro shots I took a few days ago when there wasn't too much wind.

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Thursday, 7 May 2009

Me and my wacky ideas 1

And now for something completely different.

Don't know what has gotten into me lately. This sentence, the one I used on the photo, just popped into my head and I knew I had to do something with it. I'm not on any drugs, I swear. Well, coffee and dark chocolate but that's not so bad now, is it?

Taking the shot of the car was the easy part. Editing out the car's background, looking for a good sign, editing out the background and putting together another galaxy was most of the work. I had a bit of a chuckle putting this together. I hope it brings a smile to your face as well.

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Friday, 1 May 2009

Water, rocks and light.

Well, it has to have a title, doesn't it?!! Anyway these are close-up shots of streaming water on rocks and one with a broken branch as well.

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Sunday, 19 April 2009

The magic forest.

Once upon a time....

Anyway, I love forests with a stream going through them. It creates its own magic: the water, the light, the trees, the sounds and smells. The last two I can't add but I can try and capture some of the visual magic in photos.

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Spring flowers

I posted shots of flowers before and every time I try to do something a bit different. Here are three shots that I took yesterday.

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