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August 25, 2014

earthTouch- Mary Vernon – 19th August 2014

by Ciaran Burke

 

Mary Vernon, An Tearmann Community Garden, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow

Mary Vernon, An Tearmann Community Garden, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow

I have been photographing hands of gardeners, farmers, and people who work with soil for either their living or for their hobby. Its called earthTouch- the hands that change this earth. click the link below to see the latest entry.

earthTouch- Mary Vernon – 19th August 2014.

November 15, 2013

oneTree365 – The Book

by Ciaran Burke

oneTree365.com

onetree365-12 month collage

On December 4th 2012, I decided to start a project, a photography project, but also an exercise in tree appreciation and observance of nature. Taking time each day to spend a few minutes observing a tree and its surroundings. As the photographing phase nears its conclusion, the project is taking new directions.

There is an exhibition being planned for the Spring at Charlestown Arts Centre in Co. Mayo and currently I am working on a book of the project oneTree365 -The Book.

The book will feature all of the 365 photographs of the tree,one for each day. Printing costs associated with the project will be expensive so I am trying the crowd funding route to make this a reality. My project has gone live on the Irish based site. Visit the link below to find out more about the book project and/or to support it and get a copy of the book.

oneTree365 – The book on: fundit.ie.

 

January 21, 2013

Getting to know a tree -OneTree365

by Ciaran Burke

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Onetree365.com

On December 4th, I decided to start a project, a photography project, but also an exercise in tree appreciation and observance of nature. Taking time each day to spend a few minutes observing a tree and its surroundings. Already I have been surprised by how different a willow tree can look in a photograph each day, and even throughout the day.

15th January - sunrise

15th January – sunrise

I decided to use this willow which grows close to our house for a number of reasons; it is a native tree, possibly a spontaneous seedling in the hedgerow, it is close to my home so I can observe it each day without the need to travel, convenience makes my year long commitment easier. The fact that it is an unremarkable species in terms of rarity or uniqueness is important, horticulturists are often guilty of only valuing exotic species with flamboyant flowers, foliage or bark or for their rarity, we horties can be a tad snobbish about plants. So this willow, an unassuming arboreal neighbour was chosen for the fat that is ordinary. But it has its qualities to admire, its winter outline, the form sculpted by wind and time. It has pride and character, and like all trees it draws from the earth as it reaches to the heavens, making food from the air and water in the soil, providing us with oxygen to breathe and maybe one day with carbon rich wood to burn. In the meantime it hosts insects, food for birds that stand on its branches and sing. Like very tree, it is important, it is beautiful.

17th January - One Tree with traffic...

17th January – One Tree with traffic…

Each day I take a photo of the tree and upload it on www.onetree365.com –

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