In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight


One of a number of pictures taken at IMMA, this one in a darkened gallery showing an artist’s projected work and providing an opportunity for some interaction and photography by two visitors.



East from Ross Island

East from Ross Island


After the fast zodiac trip across the bay we alighted on Ross Island….. actually it’s correct name is Little Ross Island…… and we had an interesting wander around to look at the lighthouse and then spent some time throwing stones into the sea. This gull looked on with interest for a while and then took to the wing to sail effortlessly off across the water.



Photo of Photographer Taking Photo of Photographs

Photo of Photographer


This woman was taking photos further down the gallery and I wasn’t quick enough to get a photo of her, so she kindly posed for a second time so that I could take the picture that I had missed. It’s amazing how quickly she realised what I was trying to do, and how kind and understanding she was. My thanks to you.






It may seem strange to visit an aircraft museum and then present a photo of a broken window covered in cobwebs and a dead butterfly, but then I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of photos of old aeroplanes.



Crossing the Bay

Crossing the Bay


There is always a thrill in going out on the water in a zodiac, even when the water is fairly flat, and here grandchildren Ava and Ethan are doing it for the first time, courtesy of Faith who has a guiding hand on the throttle as we take the gentle swell.



Here’s Looking at You





Like all galleries and museums, the Irish Museum of Modern Art is a great place for photography because of the lighting, and the, often, quite static visitors.

I’m sorry but I haven’t been able to trace the name of the photographer who’s work is seen in this photo, despite looking at their website. There is drama in these portraits and I like their placement in the frame and the sheen on the girls hair is very nice but the contrasty side lighting leaves me unsure about the portrait faces where the features are harsh and the eyes are lost in the shadows. However, I do like black and white portraits and these have an alluring simplicity and directness about them.



Birthday Gathering

Birthday Gathering


A strangely still and seemingly silent scene, with people sitting around in a generally disinterested way. It couldn’t be further from the truth. There were about 15 two year olds creating bedlam and everyone had a whale of a time.

The event was granddaughter Linnea’s second birthday party in Dublin.

It would seem that photography is not always truthful in capturing the mood of the moment.




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