Posts tagged with ‘Ellie Sabet’

The last few nights have been quite cool in the Boston area. When I took our dog Sam for an evening walk last night, my phone told me that it was 47 degrees outside. I threw on my denim jacket and a scarf. The flip flops were pushed to the back of the closet.

So here are some of the last photographs of summer.

Over Labor Day weekend we made a day trip to Crane Beach which is about an hour from our house. It was our first time there. The beach just beyond the parking lot was extremely crowded. But a 15minute walk south along the water, was quiet and wide open. It was a gorgeous day. The sun was out, the sand was hot and the waves were cool.

I cherish days like that.

(All photographs taken with a Leica MP and Kodak Portra 400 film scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California)
She is one of the kindest souls around. 

She is one of the kindest souls around. 

Exploring the west coast of Ireland — August 2014. 

"My heart is quite calm right now. I will go back." — James Joyce

(All photographs above were taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California.)

Cong & Galway, Ireland. August 2014.

We spent the last few days visiting & exploring County Galway and County Mayo. One of the best meals we had during our stay in Ireland was definitely at Kai Cafe & Restaurant which is located in Galway’s West End. The food, scene, location, artisan beers and owners David and Jessica are wonderful. 

Today we are driving back to Dublin for one night and then will make our return for Boston.

Our summer getaway is coming to an end. 

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland. August 2014.

Yesterday we drove from Adare up to Galway. Along the way we went out to see the majestic Cliffs of Moher. It was hard to leave.

We are currently in Adare, Ireland but I just received my medium format film scans from our travels to Spain. 

These photographs were taken in Picos de Europa National Park which is about 30km inland from the northern coast of Spain. I’m so grateful that we had an opportunity to explore and witness that part of the country. It’s a beautiful place and couldn’t recommend it more.

All photographs above were taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 lens on Kodak Portra 400. Film was processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab in California. 

Farran, Ireland. August 2014.

Lauren still has cousins living in Farran, a small village about 20km from Cork. A lot has changed since our last visit to see them. The town has more shops, new restaurants and many new homes have been built.

But you can feel the economic downturn which hit this country substantially. It is on everyone’s mind everywhere. We hear the value of land in their village has gone down over 5x from the peak a few years back.

And yet some things haven’t changed around here at their home. Taking care of their cows every day, brown bread every morning, tea every afternoon, music, dancing, and laughter around the kitchen table. And of course, the swearing. Oh man the swearing. “for fucks sake” has become as common as breathing :)

Today we are leaving Cork and heading to further west to Kenmare, which is a small town in the south of country Kerry. 

Dublin, Ireland. August 2014.

We left Spain and arrived in Dublin late last night. We had time for a quick bite and then we crashed. 

It’s been nearly 20 years since Lauren and I traveled to Ireland. And even back then our trip was way too short — only 4 days if I remember correctly.

This time we have more time to explore the country, catch up with old friends/family and look forward to meeting some new friends as well.

It rained much of the day today. But I don’t care, it’s great to be back. We explored the city, watched the Limerick vs Kilkenny semi-final at our friends house and finished the evening with a pint.

We leave Dublin tomorrow and will head south and west. 

Fuente Dé, Spain. August 2014.

We explored an amazing place earlier today. 

This was the hike I have always dreamed of

Woodridge Farm — Sherborn, Massachusetts. July 2014. 

A lovely day at the barn with Ellie. The horses are so graceful and majestic. And watching my daughter enjoying her passion is something that gets me every time. 

It’s interesting comparing this roll of film from the Mamiya 7ii with the photographs I shared yesterday taken with the Hasselblad. Feels like the Mamiya is sharper but there is something different and appealing about how the Zeiss lens draws with the old Hassy. 

(Mamiya 7ii | 80mm f/4 | Kodak Portra 400)