After our portrait session I walked around a bit more and made this pose-out shot as well as a few others. Hooray for hyper-focal-focusing, and the guy who taught me all about it, before I met him I didn't even know what a light meter was!
Brooke and John have been quite busy with all of the inherent issues of planning a wedding overseas but this morning we had a chance to go out for a few portraits. I really wanted to shoot at Adare Castle, which was built in 1202 but when we got there it was in a state of disrepair and all fenced in and locked up, so with total disregard for the authorities we scaled the wall and went in to have a look around. If you want to view more pictures here’s a slideshow.
fresh from codladh sámha (irish for "a good nights sleep") which was much appreciated after being awake for almost 40 hrs) and a grand irish breakfast that included some remarkable soda bread that was the closest to my grandmother's that I've ever tasted, I made this quick self portrait of myself with a james joyce book, and in the background the pogues are playing on the stereo. Ha! I have a few minutes to myself and then it's off to try and produce a portrait session. Hopefully I'll have some really good shots to post later.
With the bit of free time I've had recently I've been composing a bunch of new songs, definitely influenced by some of my favorite song writers, hopefully I'll be able to record them sometime in the near future, when I do I'll post them on my music page.
Strong winds knocked out the power in the whole town for two days, which was quite eerie. It was 15 degrees outside. We were saved by a stovetop coffee pot. Brenna was saved from freezing to death by her quick thinking and ingenuity; she fastidiously constructed a fort under the sofa, made of pillows and a rad skeleton blanket. If only we could have a president with half her talent.
Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, I watched from the sidelines with apprehension, but Bernadette, who is much more mature than I am, took the opportunity to go 'round to the church with the her nieces and check out the situation, when she got home I made this portrait.