The Magic Lens of Glen McClure

Photo of Glen McClure when he was featured in Insider's Passport. (Photo by Marshall McClure, downloaded from Insider's Passport.)

Photo of Glen McClure when he was featured in Insider’s Passport. (Photo by Marshall McClure, downloaded from Insider’s Passport.)

Alt Daily has just published a feature on Glen McClure and his spell binding photography — including images from Ireland, Italy, and Virginia. The feature includes over a dozen photos — just click “next” under the first photo to sequence through the photos and the article about Glen.

As for myself, the most meaningful of the set is the image of “Carl Alston-2100 Colonial Avenue.” That’s because I helped at the shoot where the photo was taken. It was Glen’s first street shoot, a genre in which he has excelled. I was the person who asked Mr. Alston if Glen could take his picture — and thankfully, Mr. Alston said yes. He was carrying a braille newspaper.

Dave and I were also with Glen this past September when he captured “Vortex-Letterkeen Wood-County Mayo Ireland.”

I especially love “Liquid Sky Inch Strand-County Mayo Ireland.” In fact, I purchased a copy of this image for Dave for Christmas a couple of years ago. Today, it’s proudly displayed in our dining room.

There’s also “Achill Island Ireland-ST Pattys Day Parade” that I’ve shown you before. And some treats I haven’t shared before:

The Joy of Youth-Venice Italy” and

Silver Strand-County Mayo Ireland” and

Sheffrey Hills Light-County Mayo Ireland.”

More on the Photo Party

I wasn’t the only one blogging about Glen McClure’s photographic extravaganza last night.  David Adam Beloff posted an intriguing blog as well.


Burrishole “Abbey”

It turns out Burrishole Abbey was never actually an abbey.  Although some people know it by that name, the more proper term is Burrishoole Friary.

Glen brought us there in September, when I expressed interest in seeing ruins.  It’s located just outside of Newport, which is where he favorite B&B, Seapoint House, is located.  (Carol took such great care of us there!)

If you have family there, you can even check the Find a Grave website to locate their internment location.



The canal running through downtown Westport.


It never ceases to amaze me that they serve lasagna with fries (called chips or wedges). Here, potato chips are called “crisps”.


The Protestant church in Westport.



A contemporary sculpture next to the IshSko Center.


Reflections on news.



The “octagon” in Westport.


A favorite archway… Glen McClure brought us here last month.


This is a “Achill salmon salad plate”. Many thanks to Glen McClure for helping me figure out what a “salad plate” is.




The train knew I was coming. All the train cars are brand-spanking new.



The Cullan brothers sat across from me on the train. Our Macs communed. (And my iPhone distorted their heads… live and learn!)


Drummer Girl

I know the suspense was probably killing you… so here’s Glen’s photo of the drummer girl from Achill Island.  This is an amazing image, isn’t it?

Below it, a black and white Glen took before we arrived.  Enjoy!