STREET PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSICIANS Lexa Harpell – Author – Travel – Photography on WordPress.com

Source: | Lexa Harpell – Author – Travel – Photography on WordPress.com MUSICIANS: It’s about the face and the instrument!  Musicians Posts: Photographing musicians whilst performing can be quite a challenge. You deal with poor venue lighting, rapid movement and random people walking into your space…just at the wrong time. However sifting through the many images and deleting the dodgy ones can be highly rewarding and well … Continue reading STREET PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSICIANS Lexa Harpell – Author – Travel – Photography on WordPress.com

People of Ireland…Street photography

Street photography are un manipulated scenes. Photos of random chance encounters in public places. It’s exciting as you never know what scene will present itself at any given moment AND you have to be ready to capture that moment! Some images work – some don’t. Some scenes do not allow you time to adjust your camera settings – actually most of them. Yet the image evokes a story – it’s … Continue reading People of Ireland…Street photography

Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

Music is a way of life in Donegal with most people playing an instrument or several. Many visitors carry their instruments with them when they travel and head straight for one of the pubs to join a session. Donegal fiddle players hosts some of the best traditional players in Ireland. I was fortunate to spend the summer in Glencomcille and got to witness many of these players in the pubs in … Continue reading Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

Sheep of Ireland…

I overheard a conversation between an Australian who grew up on a sheep station and an Irish man who also raised sheep. Australian man:  So how many acres do you have back home? Irish man: Eight Australian man: 800 or 8,000 acres? Irish man: Ummm just eight! I had a silent giggle….in Australia we are accustomed to think in big numbers with either travelling or our sheep numbers –  due … Continue reading Sheep of Ireland…

MUSICIANS: It’s about the face and the instrument!  Musicians Posts: Photographing musicians whilst performing can be quite a challenge. You deal with poor venue lighting, rapid movement and random people walking into your space…just at the wrong time. However sifting through the many images and deleting the dodgy ones can be highly rewarding and well worth the time. Most are not extremely sharp – yet you focus … Continue reading

Patriot Hotel – Dublin – Brilliant Musicians – Exciting – Honed Craft

A friend took me to the Patriot Hotel in Dublin – near Kilmainham Gaol – (hence the name) – for a fun night out and listen to some good music. Ireland is renowned for producing some of the world’s best musicians and this night certainly did not disappoint. As soon as you walked into the pub, you knew you were in for a fabulous night! … Continue reading Patriot Hotel – Dublin – Brilliant Musicians – Exciting – Honed Craft

When we think of rural Ireland…Magical Glencolmcille, Donegal

When we think of rural Ireland, we visualise raw, dramatic cliffs and vistas, sheep, rocks, glorious shades of green, old pubs, fiddle players, Celtic history…a place where time stood still. The place to experience it all is the small rural town of Glencolmcille in Donegal County. Sitting on the Wild Atlantic Coast, it contains some of Ireland’s most spectacular coastal and rural scenery and some of the most genuine, … Continue reading When we think of rural Ireland…Magical Glencolmcille, Donegal

Kilcar, Donegal Ireland – Wool Studio and Donegal Tweed – Earthy – Charming

Kilcar in Donegal is renown for their wool blends and gorgeous colours. Each season a new range of wool colours are developed – inspired from the countryside. Whether it be the blues and greys of the rocks, rusts and greens from the flora, purples and pinks from the heathers. Sand, beiges and blues from the stunning beaches. This old age way of dying and blending is well … Continue reading Kilcar, Donegal Ireland – Wool Studio and Donegal Tweed – Earthy – Charming

Donegal Fiddle Week – Robust – Trance – Mesmerising

I lucked out when I caught the bus on the wrong side of the road to go back to Dublin. Instead I turned up at Glencolmcille in time for Donegal Fiddle Week. This yearly event brings the best of the Donegal fiddle players together to teach – and around 100 players eager to learn come from around the globe to learn. It’s an eclectic jam packed … Continue reading Donegal Fiddle Week – Robust – Trance – Mesmerising

A Priceless Room with a View – Glencolmcille, Donegal

Donegal has many wonderful secrets to uncover – this is one of them. I wake up to this priceless view from my room and shake my head at its beauty. What sort of establishment would you expect such a view?  Hotel – B&B – Private home? It is actually a hostel and this view can be seen from each dorm and the common room – Dooey Hostel!   This … Continue reading A Priceless Room with a View – Glencolmcille, Donegal