Here’s another couple of shots for the day that I thought I should get up as soon as possible, cause it’s not too often, nor for too long, that the Titanic berths itself in Galway Bay.
This is a scaled to 100:1 replica of the Titanic that arrived on the Prom over the weekend in order to raise money for something or other.
It’s quite an impressive bit of model making that is definitely a somewhat surreal addition to the coastline of Salthill, but I do think that it lends itself well to some photographic distortions of scale.
I hope that you like it, and of course if you’d like to purchase this image or any others, then click on the picture to be taken to my shop.
I’m continuing my macro theme with this shot of a tiny ladybird that I’m glad that I somehow managed to spot clinging to the underside of this yellow flower that seems inordinately popular with any local insects.
I’ve been wanting to take a nice shot of a ladybird for a long time, but I never do seem to be able to find any.
However, on this occasion, thanks to the Irish summer “heat”, there seems to be a whole lot of insect activity about these days, which is good news for macro photography!
Let me know how you like it, and to view or buy my work at my photo store, just click on the picture to be taken directly there.
Here’s another macro shot of a couple of caterpillars dining together on a yellow flower that seemed extremely popular with a huge amount of these quite bizarre looking insects on my walk up the coast yesterday.
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Here’s a nice little shot that I came across in my archives of the sun setting behind the cliffs overlooking Galway Bay.
I’ve named this photo after Bob Dylan’s opening track-All the tired horses in the sun on the album Self Portrait. An album that was panned critically but one that I still think has some some cracking tracks.
If I’ve piqued your curiosity then listen to the track here.
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Here’s one of my favourite shots that I’ve taken of Salthill from a few years ago when they used to put the big wheel up with the rest of the amusements overlooking the seaside. When the sun was going down there was always some great shots to be taken over the bay when it was still there, but alas now it’s no longer part of the funfair, which is a bit of a shame really. However, it does lend my photo some added resonance as an archival document of times past, so no complaints really.
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I decided to take a break from my semi retirement from daily photo blogging in order to share some shots that I got last night from the Macnas Parade for the Galway Arts Festival 2012.
Macnas put on one hell of a show and the parade was great, although unfortunately the weather was far from it.
It’s a real challenger to take any kind of reasonable shots of a parade taking place under torrential rain after the sun has already set, but I did give it my best shot. And I do think that I managed to do the foolhardy participants and observers of the parade some amount of justice on a few occasions with some fairly decent shots, though I’ll let you be the judge of that.
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Hello to all the followers of my blog who have contributed to the relative success of my photo blog over the last year.
I’ve really enjoyed having the challenge of finding a new photo to post up here every single day. And it’s been truly exciting getting getting more and more hits to my blog, alongside all the likes, comments, followers etc. that I’ve managed to amass as time has went on.
So, thanks a whole lot to everyone that’s kept me interested in my photography for the last year by taking the time to view my work and critique it.
Unfortunately, I’m at 98% file storing capacity at wordpress.com, which means that I’m going to have to start posting in a different format or go for a space upgrade on my blog.
Until I do that though, I’m proud to present to you my newly designed and self hosted website at www.feargalnorton.com.
You may have noticed that the name of my blog has changed recently to galwayphotoblog.com as a result of my using of my old domain for new web creations.
I hope that you take a look at new site and maybe even buy yourself a picture that you might have enjoyed here over the last year. Go on now, why not treat yourself a little and give my financially unsustainable photography career a little boost? You know you probably want to…
My new site is based on a wordpress format, but I’ve tinkered with it extensively using the web design skills that I’ve been working on over the last year in order to add facilities such as my new shopping cart.
Please take a look around, if not to buy, then maybe to give me a little critique of how my site looks and functions, as this has been my first major web designing project and I’d love some feedback.
I’m also happy to share the details of my transition from a wordpress.com blog to a self hosted website with anybody that’s interested if you just shoot off any questions that may have below.
Anyhow, if you’re not bored already and want to take a look at my new shop at the click of a button, just click the picture below.
Here’s a few shots of another nice looking Connemara Wildflower that yet again I can’t identify. I thought it was some kind of honeysuckle, but I ain’t much of a botanist, so if anyone out there knows, then give us a shout!
Here’s a little selection of shots that I’ve gathered over the years on my travels throughout Europe. I enjoy shooting statues like they were live people and framing them accordingly, because it seems to breathe life into these static objects.
I think photography is often the most satisfying way of looking at statues, because photos reduce everybody to static statues frozen at the point that the camera’s shutter was released. And as a result of the stasis enshrined in the photographic process, pictures of these lifeless sculptures can sometimes appear just as alive any person photographed.
Let me know if you can recognise any of these, as I can hardly remember where I took them myself!