"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized
world, endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh." -
Here we go - no "June Gloom" 'round these parts - and so, we present you with another NightNews (our 59th!) - with some more important announcements . . .
Cead Mile Failte
will be leading this trip as I did in 2001 and 2002. Ireland is a very special
place for me. In addition to having relatives in Northern County Mayo and County
Sligo, as I've said, I have traveled many times to the area, starting in the
early 1980s - with Workshops offered by Ron Rosenstock, the very photographer
whose Hillcrest House (a former Bed 'n' Breakfast, registered with the Irish
Tourist Board) will be our home base, while in the West of Ireland. Located
midway between Westport and the village of Newport, in County Mayo – it is from
there, that we will set out on daytime and nighttime excursions to discover
and share the beautiful light and spirit of Ireland.
And now, some Stateside News!
Postcards from San Francisco:
|What's a Postcard . . .?
IIn the classroom portion of this workshop we will investigate historic reference points of these oft-photographed San Francisco icons, and discuss technical considerations related tophootgraphing the site at night. Following this, we travel to the site for some twilight work (which, many times offers the best altrnative for low-light photography in heavily lit urban setings), continuing to photograph into the dark of night!
Required Materials: a Night Photography Camera Setup and Equipment List will be emailed to participants upon completed registration - so, be sure to register early! Minimum equipment required for this series of courses are: a DSLR or Film SLR, tripod, flashlight, and remote cotnrol or cable release (to make exposures longer than in-camera 30 seconds).
Finally, back to our Top Story . . .
Our schedule, while in Ireland will keep us busy, but there will be ample opportunities to relax and enjoy the sweeter, gentler pace of life on the Emerald Isle. The frantic schedules of our daily lives will dissolve into peaceful days of total immersion into our Irish adventure.
Sound interesting? We can talk about it more, sometime soon, if you'd like. Also, I can put you in touch via email with people who have taken the Tour previously, and they can fill you in on some of the great points about the trip, from a participant's perspective, if you'd like. Have you been to Ireland before? England? Europe? Any relatives in that part of the World?
To see images done on an earlier PhotoTour we did, check out some of participant Mike Quinn's images (and commentary!) - on The Nocturnes site: www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/Eire2002/index.htm
Also, check out this page of Night Work (and reflections) from another of our trips - www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/mayonight.html - by yours truly.
We hope you find these images and details helpful as we prepare for our trip to the Emerald Isle in July. Should be interesting/entertaining - whether you can make the trip, or not!
We will keep those interested in the Tour updated, sending out periodic missives about the trip, along with travel hints, inspiring images, musical treats, readings, and reflections on the West of Ireland. These occasional communiqués will appear in your INBOX as Links to The Nocturnes NPy Blog, which has been commandeered and will serve as "The Nocturnes in Ireland - 2013" Blog -
Just in case you're on Facebook ,you might have a look at what I've been linking to, many of which deal with life (and Photography) in Ireland. Not to mention Irish music, genealogy, history, Brehon Law, The Gathering, and Irish constitutional rights! Here's the link - http://www.facebook.com/tim.baskerville
Hope you enjoy this virtual tour of the West of Ireland! Maybe see in July . . . ?
For the Virtual Traveler, these Essential URLs:
Tour - http://phototc.com/tours/details/the-light-of-ireland
Blog - http://thenocturnes.blogspot.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/tim.baskerville
All the images seen here
on previous trips
and Photo Tours to Ireland.
All images ©Tim Baskerville