April 2021 and, due to Covid Restrictions, there are still no gigs in Ireland. Other music photographers I know, both amateur and pro, have found other projects to sate their interest, but I was struggling.
What's the best thing to do when struggling? Simple, spend money on gadgets! I bought myself a Mavic Mini Drone. Now all I had to do was learn to fly it and figure out what to do with it.
That took a bit longer than I expected. The weather in February and March wasn't great, lots of rain unfortunately, and that's not good for flying drones. However, I did start to formulate a plan.
Out by Punchestown Racecourse, there are two Standing Stones. I figured I'd use the drone to get some images of them. Then I began to wonder if there were any more around Kildare. It turns out that there are plenty!!
So, each Saturday morning, weather permitting, I go out with my drone and camera to photograph them.
First up is the Standing Stone opposite the main gate at Punchestown.
|Longstone at Craddockstown - Punchestown, County Kildare|
|Punchestown Longstone - Punchestown, County Kildare|
|Broadleas Stone Circle - Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare|
|Kilgowan Standing Stone - Kilcullen, County Kildare|
|Athgreany Stone Circle - Hollywood, County Wicklow|
|Boherboy Standing Stones - Saggart, Co. Dublin|
So yeah, that's my new project. The one that will hopefully keep me sane whilst the country remains in lockdown! Stay tuned for more.