Night Photography

Posted by Tim on 22 January 2018 - 8:22am

Last Thursday night a friend from our camera club and I went out an hour or so before sunset in an attempt to find an ocean front location from which to capture a winter scene. It is very difficult to tell, living in Ireland, whether or not any given evening will clear up enough to get the 'golden hour' light from which to shoot a decent shot. 

This evening we found a brilliant location, but the horizon completed clouded over and we ended up with zero sunset lighting. So, we stopped and got a coffee instead and had a good chat. Then as we left the shop and started on our way home we spotted the church scene below off a bit to the left and in front of us. So, as you do here, we stopped and pulled over a very little bit as there was no shoulder on the roadway. We pulled out our tripods and shot this from the street.

Thankful for the shot and for the conversation along the way, and that we didn't get run over in the midst of all this!

night church scene 

Peter Jeffers is Home with Jesus

Posted by Tim on 21 December 2017 - 7:11am in

Last Tuesday a good friend here in Kinsale was promoted to heaven. Peter Jeffers and I met in 2012 as we relocated here from Dublin. He retired from his piano and organ business in about 1995, but remained active while his sons ran all the day to day operations. Peter and I met up every week over the past 3 or 4 years over a cuppa at one of the many local shops. We talked about scripture, heaven, technology, cars, our families and many other topics as they came up.

Peter was a great guy and I miss him. He has a wonderful family of 4 sons and a daughter along with a pack of grandkids. His lovely wife Dorothy (Dor to most of us) is an amazing person also and I pray we will be able to help her over the coming weeks and years in some small way. We have great hope as the apostle Paul wrote 'to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord'; I have every confidence that Peter is having a great Christmas this year.

peter

 

 

Super Moonrise over Kinsale

Posted by Tim on 9 December 2017 - 8:38am

Last week we had a super moon rise. Every 14 months or so when the moon's orbit is at it's closest point to earth we get what appears to be a much larger moon - at least at the horizon. Anyway, last Sunday night I was able to photograph this moonrise, over a part of Kinsale called Summer Cove. I was shooting across the harbour from James Fort. If you don't know these two areas of Kinsale, it just means you need to plan a visit here to see them for yourself!

 

The Kinsale Temperance Hall

Posted by Tim on 25 November 2017 - 7:15am

This past week Kathy and I were nominated to serve on the board of the Kinsale Temperance Hall. This public building, we learned, is legally owned by the people of Kinsale and is available to be rented by most groups, clubs or individuals in the area. Since our church and the Kinsale Photographic Society both rent the hall regularly, we were asked to join the committee, beginning next month. The hall is in the middle of town and is an outstanding location for many events, including our upcoming Carols at Christmas service planned for 10 December.

The Temperance Hall 

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