Going to leave 2016 by posting a couple of photographs, some like to go out on the town. Some a night in front of the television or to spend it with friends. This year I will sent it on it way with a mug of coffee beside me and this post.
First up is a photograph taken a couple of weeks ago in Lisburn in County Antrim. It shows the old coal quay on the River Lagan where the barges use to unload there wares. With the Union bridge in the background and the newer weir in the foreground. This was taken early in the morning while a light mist hung over the low laying valley and river and traffic was light on the roads.
This next photograph is the last one taken in 2016. It’s a macro shot of two Beech leaves. I love the leather textured look of these leaves in winter.
Which leads me on to a new project in 2017. I enjoy motorcycling and traveling. I discovered that every county in Ireland has a song relating to it. So I will pick a song from each county and photograph the place in the song. If no place is named then I will pick a spot in that county. So over the year I’ll be visiting all 32 county’s and hope to discover a few new places I’ve yet to see. But be warned there are some terrible songs out there.
With just over an hour left in this year I wish for peace across our world, food in the hands off the hungry, homes for the homeless and send love and compassion to all beings.
The weir on the River Lagan in Lisburn Co.Antrim. It was the play of the lights on the water that caught my eye. I took a few at different shutter speeds to get a texture on the water when captured in that few seconds. This was shot was around the 26 seconds exposure.
Since I’m on the road early in the morning which means it’s still dark and there’s little or no people about. I set up my tripod on the path on the other side of the River Lagan to capture the lights and also the weir on the river. The Island art centre is in Lisburn in county Antrim, Northern Ireland. This part of the river is where the coal barge’s use to bring coal into the city from Belfast. There are no boats on the river now but the tow path that runs along it’s length to Belfast is now a walk/cycle path. It covers around 13 mile and takes in the Lagan valley regional park.
Due to early mornings being dark and the light is fading when going home the only time I can shoot is when its dusk or dawn. So have been out early some mornings while on my way to work. This way taken in a car park with the street lights illuminating the tree. With a long exposure and a light wind you can see movement in the branch’s and not the jogger that ran in front of the camera.
This Needle and thread sculpture stands in the City of Lisburn in Country Antrim Northern Ireland. The sculpture was the work of Martin Heron and the needle represents the linen industry which has a great history in the area. You can’t read it it in this photograph, the thread reads “If you get lost just stop and ask for directions”.
Lambeg Parish Church, Lisburn County Antrim, Ireland.
I pass this church most days, so decided to stop by and photograph the river that passes close by. Turned out the river view was not great. Since I had parked in the church car park, I thought I might take a look around. So this is one off the photographs I shot there.
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