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Posted by Tim on 13 February 2018 - 8:59am

Every 10 years or so, it actually snows here in Kinsale! That time was last Friday when we got a couple of inches of light fluffy snow! By the time I got out to take a few pics, much of it had melted, but there was still a bit, as you can see below. We got 15 inches of snow in 2010, but that was 3 hours north, when we lived in Dublin. Along with bright blue skies, the snow was fun and then it melted away - just the way I like it!


Garden Birds

Posted by Tim on 29 January 2018 - 7:13am

Our Kinsale Photographic Society (Camera Club) is planning a one night Fri/Sat trip a bit south of Kinsale to shoot the Skellig Michael Islands next month. If you have watched the newest Star Wars movies you will have seen this tiny island. Much of the Luke Skywalker scenes were shot here.

Anyway, I am tuning up by shooting birds on my feeder in the back garden! The feeder is in constant shadow, so I placed a flash on a stand and fired it remotely to try to add light to bring out this beautiful bird's striking colours - God is an amazing artist don't you think!

Blue Tit 

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.




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