One Day with the Nifty Fifty

I attended a day long music festival in 2013. It was in nearby Westport and the lineup was pretty interesting. It included Elvis Costello, ABC, Damien Dempsey, Jack L and Alabama Three as well as many others. I visited the festival website…

Road to the Lighthouse

My brother James, visited from Australia a few weeks ago and we spend some time together. One day we decided to take the ferry over to Clare Island. It’s a small island at the entrance to Clew Bay and is home to about 145 people. The day…

Escape from Gaia #l

Just before dawn, alone in a tiny boat I sail upon the silvery veil 'neath the morning skies. The spirit sleeps and drifts into slumber deep. An oar slips from a weary hand as it touches softly the ocean’s breast. My silent journey takes…

Black and White Photography I

Photography has moved on considerably since the "early days". Nowadays, we can shoot in full HDR colour whereas once upon a time, the only option open to photographers was that of black and white. However with the advent of colour film, the…

It’s Hip to be Square

You may have noticed that I've posted a few "square" photographs recently. The square format has been hovering around the photographic periphery for generations and has experienced somewhat of a resurgence in recent times. This may be…

Death on the Shore

I led my lover to the sea Down to the waters edge The sun shone in the darkening sky I held her hand She looked at me, the way she always does We kiss just as before The bell that sounds the end of days hovers overhead I held her tight in…

Solitude Standing #1

Darkness rests a soothing shroud upon the troubled shore. A gentle caress brings slumber sound and angels hover over. Entranced on wings of flight, he travels to another land The hurt, it ebbs, the storm abates, the jagged rocks all smooth…

Photographic Journey II

Some of you are familiar with my website - John Mee Photography and the type of photographs that I feature there. It's mostly landscape and seascape but also some black and white images that I have been introducing lately. Back in…

Revisiting the Past

Urban exploration (often shortened to urbex or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial/derelict facilities. I haven't shot much urbex, probably because of the lack of abandoned…

The Microsoft Phone Scam

Raced downstairs early this morning to answer the phone. Interestingly the incoming number was 0123456789. Watch out for that! It turned out, it was my old Asian friend ringing from Microsoft to inform me that my computer was yet again,…