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Today started with a three hour drive clear across the center of Ireland.  We started our trip from Dublin and finished in Cong in County Mayo.  Cong is one of the loveliest small villages in Ireland (the famous John Wayne movie "the Quiet Man" was filmed here) and it is also home of Ireland's oldest castle.  The Ashford Castle was built in the 12th century and now serves as beautiful hotel and it...
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We arrived in Dublin for the start of our Ireland trip early Saturday morning (Irish time).  After a quick drive from Dublin airport to the Shelbourne Hotel - which was no easy feat considering driving on the "wrong" side if the road and the "wrong" side of the car.  The Hotel, like Dublin is beautiful - both elegant and rustic.  Although the city was founded in 988 AD, some of the structures date back to the 4th century.  The weather has held out for us so far...
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There are many parts of life where personal style is desirable; those that dress in the latest fashion apparel seek it, those that perform for a living strive for it, and those that write for a living depend on it for success. The dictionary defines style as “a way, method, or manner of saying, writing or performing.” I would like to add photographing to that list.

This definition applies to photography since the term photography actually means to “write with light.” A good photograph can “say”...

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