I stopped to compliment this man on how beautiful his house and garden looked and we chatted for a minute, after which he graciously permitted me to photograph him in front of his house.
We spent the first two weeks of August, traveling around Ireland. We started in Galway and proceeded more or less counter-clockwise, including time in Ulster, then Donegal, before traversing the island to Dublin and our flight home. I shot over 1000 frames, so expect to see lots of verdant landscapes, castles and other postcard-genre, tourist shots over the coming days and weeks.
The tour was designed for photographers and their non-photographer partners and I was expecting to travel around in a small coach. In fact we were in one of those gigantic modern buses. The first couple of days in Galway town were quite rainy but then we got on the bus and left. Here are a few snaps through the window of the bus before we made our first stop.
Our first stop was Ambleside. After a brief nap following our almost 30-hour odyssey, we walked up to the Stock Ghyll Force, a small waterfall, through Stock Ghyll Park, taking a first few pictures along the way. Click any image to see them each full-size.
The house may be tumbling down but the satellite dish is up to date.
The house actually was a light coral pink but bathed in golden-orange sunset light it was hard to tell if maybe it wasn’t just white.