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Ross Castle - Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland A beautiful place to visit especially if the weather plays fair as it did with tis visit. Met a fabulous local photographer who gave me some great advise on local attractions including waterfalls and ruins. I'm a firm believer in always learning and striving to make the next shot better than the last, hope Ive accomplished it...sales will tell. The Irish images may not get a section of their own so sales will be by email only at this stage, thanks Adrian
Please Share This shot took a hell of a lot more than it looks, not only was it thunder and lightning with hail to the left it was a seasonal high tide with gale force winds to the right. Add a complete idiot with a camera in the middle and hey presto you get this shot, must say it was a pretty nervous position to be in as I knew I had a mile walk back across limestone pavement in the hailstorm and dark carrying all my kit too. Well worth it I reckon
Feel Free To Share You'll Be Helping Me Full Story Here http://www.adrianashworth.co.uk/2016/04/dun-chaoin-pier-dunquin-ireland/ Finally back from our Ireland trip and it didn't disappoint apart from the odd heavy rain and gale force winds but that's what you expect from the emerald isle isn't it? Loads of images to post so I'll start with one of my fave places Dunquin Pier or (Dún Chaoin) as it's pronounced and sign posted locally which means Caon's stronghold. Bit from Wiki below. There is dramatic cliff scenery, with a view of the Blasket Islands, where Peig Sayers lived. A museum in the village tells the story of the Blaskets and the lives of the people who lived there including the well-known writers of the island, which includes Sayers, Tomás Ó Criomhthain, and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin. In 1588, when the Spanish Armada returned via Ireland many ships sought shelter in the Blasket Sound — the area between Dún Chaoin and the Islands — and some were wrecked there. A memorial stands on the cliffs overlooking the site. Scenes from the 1970 film Ryan's Daughter were shot at Coumineole Beach and Ceathrú (Caharhoo) in Dún Chaoin. The town's then-struggling economy was largely revived by the production of the film. It was in Kruger's bar in Dunquin that CAMRA was founded in 1971. I had been to the site earlier in the day and did some test shots handheld to get a real feel for the place, it's quite a height and you can see where the cliff top is eroding badly and is certainly dangerous. Extra care is needed where the final shot was taken as you can easily fall from three sides and I had my tripod tied down to a peg in case it slipped and fell. I turned up a good hour early for this sunset shot primarily to prevent anyone else from taking the prime spot, I know it's not good sportsmanship but I have come a long way to get this shot and with the conditions being perfect I wasn't going to miss it for anything, as it happens only a couple of people came and went down the track and back up again then went away before sunset so mission accomplished I had the whole vista to myself. Kit used Canon 1DX EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM 19mm F18 for 3.2s .6 ND glass Reverse grad Singh Ray UFO Doctor Doctor on my headset (always helps) Loads more to follow though I'll probably space them out as I have a fairly heavy work load on now plus a training schedule to maintain. Adrian
Well it's that time of year and we have our first wedding of the season tomorrow with the lovely Rebecca and Dave at Darfield Church followed by reception at Tankersely Manor. Me and Chris just headed up to the church to get a front cover shot as the weather is forecast quite poor. Just going that extra bit further for our clients to ensure the days images are perfect for them and they have one less thing to worry about.
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- Ross Castle – Killarney, Co. Kerry, IrelandRoss Castle – Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland A beautiful place to visit especially if the weather plays fair as it did with this visit. Met a fabulous local photographer who gave me some great advise on local attractions including waterfalls and ruins. I’m a firm believer in always learning and striving to make the next […]
- Dún Chaoin Pier (Dunquin) IrelandFinally back from our Ireland trip and it didn’t disappoint apart from the odd heavy rain and gale force winds but that’s what you expect from the emerald isle isn’t it? Loads of images to post so I’ll start with one of my fave places Dunquin Pier or (Dún Chaoin) as it’s pronounced and sign […]
- Weight Loss GoalHi all been a while since my last blog so I thought I’d better get back on the track as it were, been down a long road recently hence today’s image of The Dark Hedges in Ireland. My goal was to lose 2 stones initially and then move onto to losing another with full training. […]
- Callanish Standing StonesCallanish Standing Stones Circles of stone The main monument is extraordinary – a cross-shaped setting of stones, centred on a circle of tall stones. At its heart stands a solitary monolith 4.8m high. Lines of smaller stones radiate from the circle to east, west and south. From the north runs an avenue 83m long, formed […]
- Coniston Snow BoatsHi all how are we all coping with this wet weather? been miserable hasn’t it. Since passing my CAA PFAW drone license I haven’t had chance to fly and have a few jobs lined up ready for the new business start up in January so I better get some practice in real soon. We’re going […]
- Wicklow MountainsHappy Monday morning all certainly a little bit cooler this morning and a frost on the ground, so I thought we’d appreciate a warmer looking image for today’s upload. This one form my recent Ireland trip and is of Wicklow Mountain valley pass, an absolutely stunning location with a little of everything for everyone. The […]
- The Battle of Curlew PassThis will be my last update for a while while I get my workload down and complete my CAA license for the drone pilot so apologies if I don’t pick up on any of your posts for a while, I’ll try and check as and when I can. Today’s image is the chieftain statue at […]
- Causeway ContemplationsIt goes without saying the Giants Causeway is one of the most visited natural attractions in Norther Ireland and my visit was no exception, literally hundreds of tourists scrambling all over the place, we found people hammering coins into the cracks between them hoping for some mystical good fortune……good luck with that one then. Anyway […]
- Slieve LeagueWhat an amazing place this is, we were so glad we made the trek to the Atlantic Coast of Ireland. It’s a fantastic walk from the lower car park up to the top car park where all the lazy people drive up for an ice cream, you get to see so much of the beautiful […]
- WicklowHi all finally got around to uploading my images from my super Colorspace Unit of the Ireland trip to my Mac today, taken a while but hopefully you’ll agree worth it. The first is from the latter end of the trip high up in the Wicklow mountains, I even managed to fall in the river […]
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Category Archives: Anglesey
Back to my trademark crystal ball, this time capturing the setting sun at Rhosneigr my spiritual home and where we have so many friends. Hopefully we’ll be there in a few weeks as my workshop season starts again there and in Snowdonia.
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Up at 5 am out with the husky gang for a walk, lovely frosty morning, white over, perfect for my commission I thought, so back home kit is ready and waiting (good boy scout) so I just have to get ready drop Jo off at work and me and the Stormster are away to start the Christmas Card shoot.
When I get there at Bagger Woods it’s closed for logging and the gates to the car park are padlocked shut!!!, to top it all the -3c at home white over isn’t at Bagger Woods it’s +1 and muddy……..never mind there’s always tomorrow but later I’m going to check out another woods so I don’t fall for it again. Hopefully we’ll get the freezing temps for a while yet.
Today’s summer evening shot is from my fave place on Anglesey, Poth Y Post, very spiritual place and if I could buy it I would.
And I do mean rock literally, Porth Y Post is just one of those place that keep pulling me back there time and again, not only because of the stunning coastline, secluded cove and generally gorgeous weather but to see a friendly seal that seems to wait for our visits, he/she pops their head up and inquisitively watches us as we shoot the setting sun then majestically disappears beneath the waves into the darkness.
Don’t know if I mentioned that over the last few months I have had many tests carried out at the hospital some not very pleasant at all, well all is good as far as they can tell. My shoulder is almost back to full strength and Saturday I had a Platelet-rich plasma injection into my knee, semi put to sleep it still hurt like holey hell but fingers crossed it will now see me back on the hills very soon. It already seems to have taken affect in that the old going up stairs pain I used to get has disappeared, I have been training it ‘carefully’ lately which helps I’m told.
Darn this weather too, can’t believe its winter it’s so warm out, I need a few good frosty snowy days to do the Christmas Card shots for my commission. Hopefully we’ll see some over the next month or so.
As from today it’s one month to my BIPP assessment for my Fellowship, ‘, checking and double checking my prints and supporting material to make sure 200% I’ve done all I possibly can. I’m also looking into doing my BA Hons over the next year or so too, my mum was a BA in Art so it would be great to have done something similar to her for a fitting memory and to help my career further too.
Jo’s new phone is coming today so I have the pleasure of setting it up for her, should be fun as it never seems to work right for me………much head banging and scratching of butt!
have a lovely week all
what a week of running round to get everything together for my Fellowship, checked and triple checked it’s now on its way to BIPP HQ a full week or so of the deadline for submission….I’m taking no chances with the weather and deliveries. It’s in the lap of the Gods as they say now, everything crossed.
Today’s picture from Porth Y Post, Anglesey. I’ll be heading there real soon, we deserve a rest and I certainly need to be in the sea again, puppies and Stormy need to run on a beach too so if only for them we’ll get off in a week or so.
Just been asked to do all this years event shoots for Barnsley Hospice which I have graciously accepted. They took great care of Richard my brother in law in his latter stages and battle with cancer so I can never really do enough for them.
Have a great weekend all
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Hey hey its Friday…..at long last. Been quite a week and we’re really looking forward to a weekend of decorating, OK we’re not but it needs doing and the painting fairies seemed to have deserted us, wait til we catch em, little so and so’s.
So that’s our weekend sorted, is anyone up to anything better?, figure that will be everyone reading this.
Today’s image is from Anglesey, where else! and is of St Cywfans Church, a beautiful secluded bay that never seems to disappoint. Becoming a fave place of our to wind down after a hard day walking the pups, especially lovely to see the sun go down and calm seas.
wishing you all a lovely weekend, unfortunately Monday will be here all too soon
One from a few weeks ago, shot on Anglesey with the wild horses.
The title is taken from and pays homage to the shoot I did with Ten and their forthcoming mega album Albion, just so happens the last track is called Wild Horses, seems fate has a large paw in pitching my work and their wonderful music together, have to say I’m excited about hearing the new album soon, release date 21st November.
You can find out all about the group on their official website PRESS HERE may even be a couple of my pictures on there too for their promo work. Great vid of Gunrunning, well worth a listen.
Still sorting Christmas cards out at the moment, hopefully have them all finalised by the end of the week.
nearly the weekend and I have a few shoots to complete for Monday, one in the Peaks so I’m pleased with that as it’s been quite a while, I may well take Stormy with me especially as she’s having a makeover on Saturday afternoon courtesy of Elite Dog Grooming, can’t to see the fluff ball as she’s been blowing her coat for the last month and driving us mad with wooly fur everywhere, 3rd hoover this year, nothing lasts with a husky!
Another shot from Llanddwyn Island, this time using my Lee Big Stopper filter to gain some cloud drag, shot was midday so it would only allow 30secs at f/22, worked quite well though didn’t it.
and after a night of rain it’s beautifully sunny, blue skies, wonderful to wake up to and take the gang out for a walk.
Today’s image is one thats taken me quite a while to capture, waiting for all the elements to come into line, dark skies, dry yet humid for haze, and that RED moon was the icing on the cake, wonderful, just couldn’t believe my luck, helped by Dave with the torch and smoke machine, impossible without his help.
Barclodiad Y Gawres – History
Barclodiad Y Gawres burial chamber is a restored chambered cairn, and dates from 3000BC. It is the largest of the chambered tombs of Wales. It is dramatically situated on a headland to the north of Porth Trecastell (Cable Bay) on the west coast of Anglesey. The site has been extensively restored with a new stone wall supporting a concrete roof covered in turf.
The name translates into English as the Giantess’s Apronful.
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