“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
Alright, the quote has perhaps nothing at all to do with the image, but I like it. I was inspired to post it after I watched this video.
About this time of the year, when the shackles of the event lighting world I play in are somewhat loosened, I start to look outwards into the world to see what new sites and sounds are there to stimulate me.
In this case, it was Ireland that was calling my name. The Bantry House was a nice sort of getaway while exploring the green island. Sort of a part bed and breakfast, part quiet retreat, part Shining Hotel kinda place. I’ve always appreciated the beauty of decay, and the exterior grounds of this place seemed to be a little of just that. Just the right amount of texture, color, and detail for a cool HDR setup at the top of the garden stairs!
On a slightly deeper note, I often wonder what the world would be like if more people decided to see it. Imagine a constraint free opportunity to travel, explore, and learn about the rest of the people that share this special planet with you. Would you take advantage of that? Where would you go?
What are your thoughts?
Interesting post. Many years ago when there was a war in all but name happening in Northern Ireland (a long way from beautiful Bantry!) I knew two guys in London who were firm friends. Each came from a different side of the sectarian divide and would not have associated with each other when living in NI but in London they met through their work and got on very well.
Great image from a beautiful location!
Love the video Mike and the photo here is awesome. Unique place to visit.