Archive for the 'Photography' Category

How do you do?

[link] Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

How do you do2

Strange creature encountered on a Norfolk beach.

Lucky House (not)

[link] Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Daffs

[link] Monday, March 24th, 2014

Daffs, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Blast Ranger

[link] Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Blast Ranger, originally uploaded by jjn1.

St John’s Point panorama

[link] Sunday, March 16th, 2014

St John’s Point panorama, originally uploaded by jjn1.

St John’s Point, Co. Donegal, one day last week. Larger size better.

Ivory towers in late afternoon light

[link] Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Ivory towers in late afternoon light, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Having written the heading I suddenly wondered where the term “ivory towers” comes from. Wikipedia says it has a Biblical origin (from the Song of Solomon) but,

From the 19th century it has been used to designate a world or atmosphere where intellectuals engage in pursuits that are disconnected from the practical concerns of everyday life. As such, it usually carries pejorative connotations of a willful disconnect from the everyday world; esoteric, over-specialized, or even useless research; and academic elitism, if not outright condescension. In American English usage it is also used as shorthand for academia or the university, particularly departments of the humanities.

The snot-green sea

[link] Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The snot-green sea, originally uploaded by jjn1.

West Cork, Saturday last.

Last Post

[link] Monday, March 10th, 2014

Last Post, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Glandore, Co Cork.

Anger management

[link] Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Anger management, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Seen in Killybegs, Co. Donegal, this afternoon. Note the sunny weather.

Snowdrops

[link] Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Snowdrops, originally uploaded by jjn1.

Snowdrops on the bank of the lake late this afternoon.