Irish Roadside

Irish Roadside – HDR Image, ISO 2500, 35mm (equivalent), f/8.0, 1/75 sec. FujiFilm X100S, Handheld.

Irish Roadside

I wish I could get a better name for this image. I know I was in Dublin, but I really don’t know what area I was in. Well kind of, but not really… Anyway, the sun was setting and the light through the trees made everything glow nicely. One of the really great things about the trip I did to Ireland was the unseasonably warm weather Dublin was experiencing. At that time I was living in Chicago, so any excuse to get away from winter was welcome. The whole time I was on this trip the temperature never went below 10 Deg C, (50 F). To me this is a very comfortable temperature for exploring. The air keeps me cool from the exertions of hiking around, yet the sun keeps me warm enough to keep my fingers working the camera properly.

The HDR process on this image is straight out of Photomatix Pro with minor edits in Lightroom. No textures were layered in, but I am considering re-editing the image to see what I can come up with.

Many will notice that I am starting to post images that I have previously posted on my Facebook account. I am relying on these older images to keep this blog going while I focus most of my time on selling my mother’s old condo. Basically I have not had much chance to shoot and edit new images lately. The plan is that next week I will be starting some classes at University of Victoria. One photography class, which should give me opportunity to shoot more, thus post more current photos. I will also be taking a couple writing classes so with any luck you won’t have to fight your way through my run on sentences and garbled thought processes. I doubt it will help with my spelling, fortunately technology helps me there.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at