Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oughterard at dawn

So, I wake up the other Sunday and I discover that there is no butter in the house. 

dark, road, street lights

My first thought was of hungry kids and husband looking for toast in an hour or two. I made myself coffee in a takeaway mug and off I went on the way to town in search of butter. 
Bear in mind it was Sunday and it was still about 7 in the morning so I was wondering if anywhere will be even open. But I prepared myself for a nice walk and once I was on my way I saw the first light of the coming day...That was it... The fun began and I almost forgot why I went out in the first place. I started taking photos and it was simply fantastic.

Don't you just love it when you can get lost into doing something and forget about everything else?! It is really so relaxing and cleansing and refreshing. This is what photography is for me, peace for my mind, a quiet place where I need to go and just create and make real things with my imagination. I love it. I need it. It keeps me sane.
Unfortunately the phone is not a great quality photo maker in the dark but I like the graininess and texture it adds to the photos almost like a real film camera they even remind me a bit of pinhole camera images.

Luckily, I found my butter right there, at the trusty and reliable corner store ( apparently Connor's is always open!! Man, this guy works hard!!)  but unfortunately that meant I had to turn back home.

Never mind,  I had a fab hour walking into the sunrise and enjoying the birth of the new day.
Next time you are out of butter, I am telling you, it is worth taking a walk looking for some...

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houses in the darkness

a house in the dark, street lights

sky is getting light dawn, houses

street signs, street light

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oughterard at dawn

The trusted Corner Store in Oughterard 
photo of the corner store

The reason I went out in the first place :-)
photo of a pack of butter

trees in the sunrise, sky

The day is definitely waking up 
landscape, rural, countryside


 Here is a link to the album with all the photos I took that morning

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oughterard in the Fall

Oughterard, Galway, Ireland, village, road, boat, flowers

If you find yourself walking in the village one early foggy morning you will discover how peaceful, calm and wonderful it is.

The colours of autumn are so warm and bright against the white softness of the fog, every sound is subdued and hushed, there is no one about... Perfect...

What an amazing feeling. I just love where I live.

Welcome to Oughterard, the Gateway to Connemara 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Why I love Early Mornings

I think, after you see these photos you won't need any explanation whatsoever.
For me, early morning is the best time of the day. 

The sun is about to rise, the air is clear and fresh as if no one has taken a single breath yet and there is nobody around except me and my dogs...PERFECT

  This is why I love Early Mornings

medowsweet, flowers, sunrise, Galway, Connemara

roses, pink, by the road

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Sunrise on the road

walking early in the morning, road

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Fire weed flowers

I guess I know now why they are named Fireweed flowers

fire weed flowers and sunrise

fireweed flowers and sunrise

fireweed flowers and sunrise

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