Since the feedback from the guest blog posts a few weeks ago was so postive, I thought I’d have some of the photobloggers in Ireland do guest posts showing off some of their favourite photos. As some may be aware and some may not be, one of the main motivations for starting the blog awards was getting more attention to bloggers and especially photo bloggers. Of all sections in the Awards, this is the section that kills me the most because so many people each year deserve the Award for best photoblogger. Anyway, I asked a few photo bloggers to contribute this week to the blog but of course I asked more than 5 because there are so many amazing photographers to choose from, so this guest photo post idea might last longer than a week.
Damien has been kind enough to flatter my ego by asking me to guest photoblog on mulley.net, the blog where everybody knows your name. I see it as the closest thing to a blogbar which we have and I am pleased, nay proud, to have a couple of pictures hanging here for a while.
Of course, that meant I had to select two and do the blog equivalent of a PowerPoint Presentation about each of them. I think they had to be my favourite photographs but that’s a moving feast so let’s just say that they are my two favourites at this present point in time that fulfill a number of criteria:
1) there’s something to say about them and
2) that something isn’t terribly boring. I try.
Obviously (to me, anyway) one of them was always going to be this photograph.
Francois Colussi, PureMagic Kitesurfing, in Sutton, County Dublin, sometime last year.
This is one of my favourite photographs of all time. It’s a bad photograph because it utterly corrupted me to spending a fortune on printing services. The six by four print was not enough. I had to have a ten by eight. When I got the ten by eight, that wasn’t enough either. I had to have a 20 by 30. And since I did that to this photograph, other photographs have gotten the same treatment so it was the start of a slippery slope which costs me a fortune at Photobox.ie. It’s on a mug. Everytime I look at this photograph, it reminds me of summer. And since we didn’t get a summer this year…that’s no bad thing.
For my next trick, we have this:
Sunset at the Pointe du Raz, Finistere, Brittany.
I think every one has a soul food place, somewhere they can go to escape the harsh realities of life and just feel a lot better in their own skin. Being awkward, my soul food place is the Pointe du Raz, Finistere, Brittany. It’s not exactly convenient when you’ve had a bad day at work.
This is one of the busiest – and most dangerous – sea corridors around Europe. The fact that you can see four lighthouses with your eyes sitting where I took this photograph is a testament to that. Every single time I’ve been there, however, it’s been as calm as a millpond.
There are two places I go every single time I go to Brittany. This is one. Somehow, I feel at home there. Wish I knew why.