Frosty Light ~ A Holga Dawn

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This week I wrote a profile for the photography forum on Boards.ie (it’s here if any of you would like to read it) and while putting it together rooted out some old Holga photos that I’ve never shared on the blog before.  My Holga doesn’t work very well these days, but I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with it in the past.

What I love about the Holga is the unexpected results, you never really know what you’re going to get from a roll of film.  In these shots I was trying to see how it would capture the golden sunlight, blue sky and the peace of a frosty dawn, and I think it worked quite well.

This particular dawn was a cold one, icy but beautiful.  The photos are all from the land behind my parent’s home in Tipperary by the River Suir, I’m lucky that their neighbours don’t mind me taking a walk on their farmland.

Thank you for all the amazing replies on my previous post!  I’ve enjoyed reading what you’ve shared about your feelings for Ireland and the Irish people, it’s very touching.  I hope to put together another post with some of your comments very soon.

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10 Sweet Notes on Frosty Light ~ A Holga Dawn

  1. antonella says:

    Great shots! I was going to ask you about the film you used when I saw you did second-guess me on Boards.ie
    Reala film is definitely going on my films-to-buy list!

  2. Margrethe says:

    Beautiful! I wish I was more of a morning person so I could get out early and get such great shots, haha. I love the fourth one the most, it’s almost eerie.

    • Eadaoin says:

      It is hard getting up that early Margrethe, and I’m not usually a morning person either – but there’s something about getting out with the camera that makes it much easier to get up! Plus in the winter dawn is much later, so it’s not too difficult :)

  3. Christine says:

    Wow ! These are so beautiful Éadaoin you shold print them out they would look gorgeous. C

  4. Kerry says:

    Looks and feels as it should. Cold and crisp and looking forward to a mug of tea!

  5. Shane says:

    Outstanding – this work really captures the sensation of an Autumn morning. Thanks!

  6. Mairéad says:

    Glad you posted these light-filled images which capture the magical mood of a frosty morning.
    Never used a Holga but have a couple of old Olympus cameras which I should take for a trip some time,

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