December 17, 2010


On this day in 1538, Pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII. 

Schools Out

A different world. On this small island in the Atlantic, I can travel from the Metropolis in the East to the wilderness of the West in a few short hours. I drove home very, very early this morning from Dublin, from a cold and dry night in the city to blizzard conditions in the Midlands and West.
This morning, school's out in Boyle on account of the dramatic change in weather. There's six inches of snow on the ground ... again! Only this time we're told only the main roads will be gritted and salted due to shortages (failure to prepare!!). In other words, it's every man for himself. The message came late, lunches were made, so we took a stroll to the main road to access conditions. Walking in the drive-way, Jack and Billy coming up the rare.

Photo: After sunrise in the Curlew Mountains. Single, hand-held shot in changeable, low light. Texture added to give warmth and address White Balance issues, otherwise it's 'off-the-camera'. ISO 200. 1/200 @ f/6.3.

Same view and model taken some time ago.