Monday, March 4, 2019

Monterey Bay Derby Dames vs Sonoma County Roller Derby 20190216

Monterey Bay Derby Dames vs Sonoma County Roller Derby
16 February 2019. Water City Roller Sports. Marina, CA.

some photo highlights.

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all the photos are on flickr here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/albums/72157705419063031

Friday, December 28, 2018

I went to Ireland September 2018

In September I went to southwest Ireland on a photo adventure sponsored by Leica Miami.

This workshop was a little different in that it focused primarily on monochrome photography.  I brought my Q along, but I mostly shot with the Leica 246 Monochrom.

Day 1

I few from San Francisco through Philadelphia to Shannon, Ireland.  Shannon is a really easy airport to fly in and out of.  On our first day we go to Adare and then to Lake Hotel in Kallarney. 

Akureyri is on the map

On the road in County Kerry

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21 September 2018. County Kerry, Ireland

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Adare

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Day 2

We go to Cork and visit Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, and then to Blarney Castle.

Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral

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22 September 2018.

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Lunch at Cork and the English Market

indulge now... red kiwis

the people's republic of cork

CORNSTORE

Blarney Castle and Gardens

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22 September 2018. Blarney Castle, County Cork, Ireland. 

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baby goat searches for Badger’s Cave so he can escape from Lord Broghill at Blarney Castle.
baby goat searches for Badger’s Cave so he can escape from Lord Broghill at Blarney Castle.
22 September 2018.  Blarney Castle.  County Cork, Ireland.

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oh, and this is what you get when staying at the Lake Hotel

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Day 3

We go to Aghadoe View and Graveyard, Inch Beach, Minard Castle and storm beach, Dingle, the Beehive Forts along Dingle Peninsula, the Blasket Center and everywhere.
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Aghadoe View and Graveyard

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23 September 2018. Aghdoe View. County Kerry, Ireland.

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23 September 2018. Aghadoe View, County Kerry, Ireland. 

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Inch Beach

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23 September 2018.  Inch Beach, County Kerry, Ireland 

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offshore surf school

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Minard Castle and storm beach

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23 September 2018. Minard Castle.  County Kerry, Ireland. 

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“These rocks roll around the bottom of the ocean over many billions of years and then the ocean spits them up onto this beach during storms and then I scamper on them,” says baby goat.
“These rocks roll around the bottom of the ocean over many billions of years and then the ocean spits them up onto this beach during storms and then I scamper on them,” says baby goat.

lunch at Dingle

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Sort of an all-in-one shopping experience, at Foxy John's you can get hardware AND booze.

foxy john's

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Beehive forts

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23 September 2018.  Beehive forts along Slea Head Drive.  County Kerry, Ireland. 

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Slea Head Drive

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and back to the Lake Hotel

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Sunset at the Lake Hotel and MacCarthy Mór Castle

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The Lake Hotel

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Day 4

We make our way to a beach near Glenbeigh, the Skellig Experience museam, the Kerry Cliffs and Darynane house.

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A road stop along the Ring of Kerry

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a portrait of a goat

Rossbeigh Beach

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24 September 2018.  Ross Point Beach. County Kerry, Ireland. 

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Dark Sky along the Ring of Kerry

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24 September 2018. Entering Dark Sky.  Ring of Kerry. County Kerry, Ireland 

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“Ireland has the most plushest moss ever!” says baby goat.
"Ireland has the most plushest moss ever!" says baby goat.
24 September 2018. Along the Ring of Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland.

The Cliffs of Kerry

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24 September 2018. The Cliffs of Kerry.  County Kerry, Ireland. 

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Darrynane Mor

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chupacabra is not native to Ireland

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Day 5

Starting from Lake Hotel again we go to Torc Waterfall, and then along Ring of Kerry to Ladies View and along the Ring of Kerry to Muckross House.

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Torc Waterfall

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"it's so green in ireland," says baby goat.

Ladies View

A long time ago (1861), the Queen's (of Great Britain and Ireland) entourage arrived in Ireland looking for nice places for the Queen (Victoria) to visit, and they found this place, and it's been called Ladies View since then.

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A small mountain.
25 September 2018. Ladies View, County Kerry, Ireland 


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A small mountain.
25 September 2018. Ladies View, County Kerry, Ireland 


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25 September 2018. Ladies View. Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland,

Castle Ruins near Ladies View

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25 September 2018. castle ruins near Ladies View, County Kerry, Ireland. 

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Derrycunihy Church

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25 September, 2018. Derrycunihy Church. County Kerry, Ireland 
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The White Tree of Kerry

We found a tree along side the road.

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Muckross House

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25 September 2018. Muckross House.  County Kerry, Ireland. 

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Go right to the source and ask the horse

Day 6

We leave the Lake Hotel in Killarney and head to the Park House in Galway.  Along the way we take the ferry to Claire, see the Cliffs of Mohr, eat lunch at Doolin and go to Doolin beach, visit Cocomroe Abbey and Kinvara.  The following map doesn't include the ferry ride.

The ferry from Kerry to Claire

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ha, ha, charade you are

racing around to come up behind you again

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The Cliffs of Moher

the stairs will betray you

a small cliff

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26 September 2018. The Cliffs of Moher. County Claire, Ireland.

Doolin Beach

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26 September 2018. Doolin Beach. County Kerry, Ireland. 

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Corcomore Abbey

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26 September 2018. Corcomroe Abbey.  County Claire, Ireland. 

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Kinvara

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First Light

Day 7

From Gallway we go to the Quiet Man Bridge and the Quiet Man replica cottage.  Then to Inagh Valley, Kylemore Abbey, Killary Fjord, then past Leenaun and on to Cong.

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27 September 2018. Quiet Man Bridge. County Galway, Ireland.

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john wayne is the quiet man who lives in the uncanny valley

maureen o'hara also lives in the uncanny valley
maureen o'hara also lives in the uncanny valley

Inagh Valley

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27 September 2018. Inagh Valley. County Galway, Ireland. 

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Kylemore Abbey

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27 September 2018. Kylemore Abbey. County Galway, Ireland. 

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Killary  Fjord -- Connemara Loop

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27 September 2018. Killary Fjord. County Galway, Ireland 

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Cong

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27 September 2018. St Mary of the Rosary Catholic Church. Cong, Ireland. 

monk's fisherhouse

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Inishmore

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We took a ferry across the Wild Atlantic to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands.  We were warned that the (passenger) ferry can be a bit rough, but today was a very sunny day and the water was very calm.

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About 10 people can get to the island in about 10 minutes by airplane.
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A long way from home. 
28 September 2018.  Roman graves on Inishmore, Aran Island, County Galway, 


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28 September 2018.  Dún Aonghasa. Inishmore.  Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland. 


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Day 9

On day 9 we leave Galway to take a cruise along the River Shannon andthen go to the Dromoland Castle Hotel for our last night in Ireland.

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River Shannon Cruise

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a sunny day on the River Shannon.  
29 September 2018. River Shannon. County Claire, Ireland.

just relaxing on the River Shannon

a sunny day on the River Shannon

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photos on flickr

the entire collection of Ireland photos may be found here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/collections/72157673511183087/

photo highlights here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157698085738970/

the top 20 which at the moment is stil the top 67: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157703907480984/

all the fancy phone photos can be found here (with some more info-photos)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157695727060180