Springtime in Ireland. Not what I signed up for. Nor you either, I’m sure. Where’s that fecken wardrobe? I wanna get out.
This time last year, it was a different story – temperatures hitting 20 degrees and kids jumping into the liffey to cool down. Take me back to THAT version of reality. Of course, the current screwed up world we’re living in isn’t just depressing, it’s downright scary.
My Instacanv.as gallery is now open, so if anyone is interested in seeing a bigger selection of my shots, or even buying a print of one…
I’ve taken these shots over the last few days, walking the dogs around Ratoath in the mornings before heading off to work. I’ve tweaked, sharpened, pushed and desaturated them so that they’re more a reflection of the autumn/winter mood than photos of Ratoath. One day, when I grow up, I might have an iPhone 4S and take photos with less grain, but for now, my 3Gs is all I’ve got.
The mist descends on Meath around about now and doesn’t lift till spring. This morning it was starting to clear as I was leaving for work and I rode out of it on the M2 to find the sun and blue sky waiting over Dublin. The perpetual damp is an ideal home to all kinds of mushrooms and toadstools. Walking the dogs this morning, I came across a big cluster of them that looked like a hedge-school for elves.
Ok, so I’ll admit I have bumped up the saturation and sharpness a little, but I haven’t adjusted the colour of any specific area of these shots. I was driving from Ratoath to Ashbourne via the Ballybin road a couple of weeks back as sunset approached. I just HAD to stop the car and take a few shots of that crazy orange band in the clouds. I watched lots of other cars go by, but the drivers didn’t look like they noticed anything unusual. These were taken with an iPhone 3Gs and processed with the Camera+ app.