Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: February 28 @ 12:25pm
In God & Beards we trust. i see the light.

Here is the Full image ula o'cealleigh "Tom penny portait" deck tribute with added holy and mushroom sauce haha.

Idea kind from @mattyc & also everyone else contributed inspiration too. Which reminds me.. please view my goodbye message to the right there in my about section.. a la mattyc tv style! hope you like.

I would like to thank EVERYBODY for growing & showing this final? time around. its been fantastic, i will leave messages on your respective photos which doesnt leave much time as its 20:21 already!

Like to thank Mackle for all his work & creating this awesome thing & David Bean for getting me to think about exploring my photography & my faith.

EVERYONE has has THE MOST AMAZING photos right the way through you are ALL AWESOME.

See you around - Ula (hugs)


jclutch says:
Bo, you are a true inspiration here. I loved following your amazing work everyday! To the finest hobo I'll ever have the pleasure of knowing, cheers!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:27pm -
sariebell says:
I like your teevee baby goodbye. Your accent is different than I imagined, but I guess everyone's is. You've really done it this time and done it good, Ula. Take care and I hope we get to meet you in the real world someday.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:30pm -
Yogi Beard says:
You are a strange, strange man. But that's why you take such enjoyable pictures, right? Keep doing what you do, Ula. Best of luck.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:35pm -
brandon says:
Goodbye, ula. Hopefully we'll see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:36pm -
Fofe says:
You are a master of this medium. I loved your period shots best, but that is only a matter of degree, as all your photos were really amazing. I wish you could have attended the TD. You would have had a great time and it would have been great to meet you. If I can get a trip to the UK together in the next year, I'll drop you a line. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:39pm -
tedford says:
ula, it's been awesome doing this all again with you. so glad you never held back and went all out on every single photo. the TV video is great and a proper send off for us all. take care of yourself!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:47pm -
c dub says:
i thought i saw a tear there in your right eye at first. i did, didn't i? way to bring the awesome this whiskerino. the video sign off was a great idea. take care. are you on flickr?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:52pm -
Richmond Red says:
Out on a brilliant note, of course! Thanks for all the great pics!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:56pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
@cub im not on flicker arent you on facebook??
i will leave email on your photo in a bit dude.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:56pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
@cdub im not on flicker arent you on facebook??
i will leave email on your photo in a bit dude.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:56pm -
robberfly says:
Your pics were always a highlight to my day.
Nice growing & showing w/ you. Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:00pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
Ahh there was a bit off scraggle left @cdub that was from rushing the video production not a tear.. 100% unintentional.. I wasnt up for re making the film. Fell annoyed about that - but i myself need to accept my own mistakes & overlooking things.

I have always loved Pennys skateboarding.. & when i saw some footage of him just being himself & not skating.. i was a bit shocked.. He wasnt as i expected...
I wasnt sure if he was my hero still or not.. but then i remember i follow him for his great skateboarding...

In a similar way, I dont want want to just paint a picture of myself through the crazy photos and stuff.. without showing myself.
I rather people knew the real me.. for better or worse to their perception/opinions. Im am me and im happy with that.... So i do hope no-one has liked me less after watching. lol

It would be so cool to meet everyone in the future to see what you guys are all like too!

thanks @robberfly lol!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:15pm -
Finn MacCool says:
It's been great. Your photos have been some of my favorites this year. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:06pm -
nate says:
dude, what's the best way to stay in contact. my wife and i would love to get up to scotland sometime and if you ever have the chance to head down to czech we'd love to host you (if you're down for hanging in a small border town).

i'm on facebook: nate hughes or email micczech1212 (at) gmail (dot) com
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:14pm -
Dave says:
Ula! Your pics this year have been beyond awesome! Take care and I hope to someday get to the UK and well share a pint!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:15pm -
Snuffleupagus says:
Your pics were awesome and I will miss them. It was a blast.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:16pm -
BryanHunter says:
You're a brilliant fellow Ula. Your vision, humor and intensity have produced a lot of joy over the past 120 days.

Thanks for the video-- it was a gift, and reminded me instantly of @jnonfiction's behind the beard shot.

On our next visit to @irishsquire's it would be fun looking you up on our tour. Do you fellows have each other contact info? My email (also on my profile) is bryan.hunter[at]fireflylogic.com

All the best!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:23pm -
mynameisjason says:
it's been fun, sir. be well!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:29pm -
Daniel says:
If there was hall of fame you should be in it. Thanks for all the work and enthusiasm you put forth. It's been an amazing time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:35pm -
Robfrenzy says:
wonderful goodbye, loved the video. Stay cool man, you rock.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:55pm -
Vanbert says:
love you. one day we will meet. take care man, you are a beast and filled with amazing ideas.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:02pm -
irishsquire says:
hahaha. what a big send off. once again you pulled it off magnificently. thank you very much, good luck and see you around.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:21pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Aw, Ula. Crazy big hugs and loves. I will miss you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:40pm -
El Barbudo says:
Great stuff right until the end. Enjoy your beard catcher!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:59pm -
Boaz says:
It has been amazing these past years growing with you. Your creativeness is inspirational. It also elates me that Bean has given you the want to explore your faith; Jesus has transformed my life. God bless you and I hope to see you in May :{
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:09pm -
mattyc says:
your final image is serioulsy a nice piece of art... very penny inspired... now to watch the vidoe.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:17pm -
mattyc says:
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mattyc says:
love the mattyc inspired tv frame.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:19pm -
mattyc says:
you post photos like it's your job man... good work.. Some very excellent material in your portfolio this year.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:19pm -
mattyc says:
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mattyc says:
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miguelito says:
you are crazy man. and that's a good thing. Godspeed
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:53pm -
miguelito says:
thanks for all the kind words as well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:54pm -
EdwardTeach says:
your photos were always so amazing. and you were always so kind to me.

thank you for making me smile so many times these four months. I'll miss your whimsy.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:03pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
You have made every single day of this thing great. You are welcome in my house anytime. So, if you are coming this way, we have a bed, a beer, and whatever you want to eat. Anytime.

I can't believe no one has commented on the music in your video. Did you do that just for me? AC/DC "What do you do for Money". That kicks total ass.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:14pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
LOl @ozzynelson ah it musta just been on the computer while was making the video lol.

Man in totaly up for visiting.. just let me get myself together first...
Are you on facebook? however... i will find your contact details around here ;)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:32pm -
Phil says:
Ula. You were one of the things I looked forward to coming back to this year. And you brought it back ten times more awesome. Your dedication and imagination are mindblowing. Keep being the best, wildest, hairiest man in the world.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:50pm -
jnonfiction says:
You really came into your own this year, you know? You made it awesome. Thanks for all the kind words.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:55pm -
zackle says:
Thank you for blowing my mind on a regular basis. See you in May, right?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:04pm -
Pip says:
You've blown us all up this year. Well done in that.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:14pm -
C says:
You have had some stunners this year. Hope to see you around someday. Keep the hawkman suit on, and I will be able to easily pick you out of a crowd...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:15pm -
Moxie says:
Dude, your pictures have frickin' phenomenal this year! It's been absolutely wonderful to wake up to such great images. Keep on shootin' and keep that damn beard. (And... have a Fullers ale for me, will ya?!)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:53pm -
Jar says:
Ula, buddy, you brought the house down this year. Your dedication to Whiskerino is both awesome and frighting, I mean, in a good way. Thank you for alway brining it! You sir, are epic.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:54pm -
Wheat Beard. says:
You have consistently rocked my socks off for the past four months. I think you made everyone step up their game, well done.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:03pm -
ilikeschool says:
bye dude. remember to email me. i may be moving to the uk.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
dizzywizard says:
hey ula!!

this is fantastic...love the little video. it has been an absolute pleasure growing beard with you. your offerings always brought a smile to my face. you go all out. i know what you mean about the camera shyness. i'm the same. i whiskerino'd as a way to get rid of some of that. your a winner. a king of beards.

let's keep in touch, you know where to find me.

Slán agus o n-éirí an bóthar leat

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:27pm -
bobafred says:
awesome to grow and show with you! your photos are always awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:53pm -
[j.kent.r] says:
Ula. You were awesome and brought the creativity to the show floor. My favorites page is loaded with your photos.

You were my sister's favorite bearder (besides me, of course) to watch daily. You single? Ha!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:55pm -
Marko says:
Ula, it's been great having you a part of this experience. You're creativity and beard growing spirit has no bounds! I'm hoping we cross paths soon!

Blessings to you and yours my friend!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:13pm -
Twisted Sistare says:
Baa weep grahna weep ninny bong!

Ula, my mind is constantly blown by your photos. You really brought something special here. It's been a pleasure to grow and show with you. I hope I'll see you in May... if not, your photos and comments will be missed. Be well, sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:13pm -
julialikesbeards says:
LOVE this, and pretty much everything else you've done. Wish we'd met at the TD and hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:15pm -
mu says:
Goodbye ULA! You have been one the true greats here. Actually you owned this place! So amazed at your dedication and have been honored to share this wonderful experience with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:20pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
You're a sensitive sort aren't you Ula?

I've always enjoyed your shots. I'm just not the best commenter.

Like @jnon and @vanbert, you have brought a level of creativity which we can all aspire too and I thank you for that.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:23pm -
wondermade says:
I've been impressed for 8 months of my life at the concept and subsequent execution of the photos you've taken. Let me know how to keep in touch, even in the most casual way.

Drive safely, be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:30pm -
Scrivener says:
You've had so many amazing, amazing shots this Whiskerino. You're an incredibly creative guy. Any chance we'll see you again come May?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:31pm -
keifel says:
there are not enough words to express my gratitude for the awesomeness you've displayed. thank you for being yourself, send me your contact info at keifel at gmail
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:34pm -
pcain says:
BO! its been great growing a beard with you. thanks for all the awesome pictures and the laughs :)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:44pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
ula, u sure are somethin else. and i mean that in the best way possible.

u really rocked it. rock, paper, and scissored it. oh, and being a scissor is a good thing ;)

keep going and keep playing. believe in yourself. keep fueling that amazing spark that ignites your creative passion. you're an earthy fellow, but your solar plexus is strong. let me know when you connect heaven and earth. shouldn't be long.

much love.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:44pm -
GrapeS says:
i loved your video today, i gotta say i fucking hate how awesome u are... from your first kingbeard where you were waving down the van i knew i liked your style.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:45pm -
Fledgling Brewer says:
Your unbridled enthusiasm is what comes to mind when I think of you... enthusiasm for Whiskerino, for photography, for doing whatever legwork it takes to get a great shot. Your commitment, drive and photo skills inspire me.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:07pm -
Karl says:
You have made my brain collapse in on itself too many times to count. I think the tally is somewhere near 120. Everything you have posted has made me want to do better. One day, I hope to meet you. I wish you all the best, so long.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:18pm -
XscatteredshowersX says:
u were inspiring. u are creative. u make my head spin. stay on it. all my hearts, xssx
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:21pm -
themightyjones says:
Great shot, man. As always, you brought it strong all year. Great work. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:26pm -
Barefoot says:
Ula. You are a crazy ass man. I want to be friends with you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:48pm -
Barefoot says:
congrats on raising the bar of whiskerino higher than I had ever imagined it would be raised.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:48pm -
Jarrett says:
YOU ARE WHISKERINO. It's been an honor!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:49pm -
TheStride says:
Thanks for consistently bringing the awesome (and oft times quirky). It's been a pleasure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:58pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Dude you really did an awesome job this time, at one point I thought they were gonna retire you so you couldn't win every king possible. Hopefully I will see you around, adios my friend
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:03pm -
Heathmonster B says:
you win by far , most creative, most effort, most deserving of KING.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:24pm -
jason says:
great shots these past months. you're a whiskerino all-star. take care and maybe we'll see you in may.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:34pm -
yourfavorite says:
So its over ula! What are you going to do with all of that creativity and dedication that you've been throwing our way? You have definitely inspired and challenged me to step up my creative game. I've enjoyed so many of your photographs and can't say how glad I am that you were apart of all of this. I guess this is goodbye for now, but I hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:47pm -
Grown Unknown says:
Your shots were epic and I will miss seeing your creativity on a daily basis. Take care good sir!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:50pm -
hankbobs says:
Ula - I know you've been around for a while, but I had never hear of you until you got soaked and nearly run over by your own van, in order to get a really cool photo, and win king beard. I was immediately in awe, and have enjoyed everything you've accomplished since then. You are hilarious. and a genius. And really really cool. thank you for all that you've done
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:52pm -
flainez says:
What can I say Ula? You have ruled here!!!

You have taken a lot of effort in your photos, and with awesome results. But apart from the spectacular "oh my" shots that we all know and love, you have done a lot of countryside shots, with beautiful landscapes and villages... something magic with all that fog ;)... and I loved all of them.

I wish you the best, take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:00pm -
Eric the Beard says:
You were amazing...nuff said!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:07pm -
revgoomba says:
That video is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're a god-damn legend Ula... a legend. Plus, you know you're welcome up here any time. Any time you do come up, give me a buzz! Also, I am planning on heading down into... wait for it... ENGLAND at some point this year. I shall let you know and if it's possible for you to join me I'd love it if we could meet up.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:09pm -
damnweather says:
i just want to say that i've always been super impressed with your photos. you are a whiskerino allstar. good luck with everything.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:12pm -
Dschonn says:
Your photos collect accolades like crazy, with good reason. You are alarmingly enthusiastic and put an enormous amount of effort into your photos. I've been intimidated by your status as Whiskerino Behemoth and your aggressive creativity.

As it's impossible to judge a personality from such radically different character studies and artistic self-portraits as yours, I look forward to a time when we might meet in person. I'll try out a few accents on you. I can do a fair few different accents from Great Britain, some better than others, though unfortunately when I try the accents in the north of England I tend to get a bit lost. You can ask @revgoomba, @johnatcollege and @rnnbrwn about my attempt at the Scottish accent.

Happy trails.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 12:38am -
hale. says:
Ula, your dedication, creativity, humor and effort were nothing short of amazing. it has been a real pleasure watching what you do each day, and being continually blown away by your photos.

keep the spirit alive. take care and be well.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:00am -
North Beard South says:
You really brought it, Ula. Great growing a beard with you. take care
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 1:09am -
mims attack says:
hey Ula, thanks for the nice comment.. would have loved to see a camera obscura shot of your own. you would have added something totally awesome to the shot to put it over the top.. in a good way! always entertaining man. take it easy
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:03am -
ewagoner says:
Ula, thank you so, so much for everything you've brought to Whiskerino.

Firstly, you gave us a glimpse into the Britain of myth and legend. For people like me, you've shown that the place we've pictured in our head really actually exists, and wasn't completely replaced by the modern world. I may be just a hopeless romantic when it comes to such things, but I can't overstate how important it was to that side of me to see your photos.

Secondly (and I admit this sounds corny), you managed to insert yourself into those myths and legends seamlessly and in a way that will always leave you there when I think of them. I'll always picture @ula slaying the dragons among the ruins of ancient temples, @ula waving a lit torch as he leads a band of picts across the heather, and even @ula walking along a Dickensian landscape, all dressed up to the nines.

I hope one day that we'll be able to have a beer or four together sometime. And if I'm really, really, really lucky, I hope to someday ride along with you in your van. I'm certain you'd be the best tour guide ever.

Thank you for everything.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:32am -
JamesC says:
Ula, you rocked it this year. Every photo of yours was excellent. I'm glad to have seen you each day and wondering what you'd do next. Well, mostly because I couldn't get you off my "favorites" list due to some sort of bug.
Next time I'm in England I'll look you up, next time you're in Idaho, look me up. I promise I'll be nice. well, sort of.

Take care!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:13am -
Chad Pugh says:
Man you produced some rad work - Thank you for all the awesome shots and laughs.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:25am -
Andrew says:
Your photos are iconic to this amazing thing we call whiskerino.

It's been an absolute pleasure to get to grow & show with you. Check my contact info on my profile and let's keep in touch.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:04am -
Noelix says:
Ula, you left me a beautiful letter on my page and that's a lot to follow up to! What can I say? You're larger than life, you are grand, and you clearly have a massive heart. I cannot comprehend how many man hours you put into your photos, but it's incredible. I appreciate all the comments and all the work you put into your photos. I have checked them out pretty much every day whether I left a comment or not. The photo where you got King Beard while doing the mackle in front of your whiskerino wall is iconic and made me soooo happy to see someone doing the mackle and get king beard at the same time. I am indebted forever to you for that. If all of us could be so lucky, we'd have just a small percentage of the fever and excitement that you possess for Whiskerino, because it is immense. Take care and put that whiskerino passion to good use in the future!
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:22pm -
l_etranger_ says:
Well Ula, as I'm sure you already know, you are one of the pillars of this community. Thanks so much for helping to make this a rich experience for me. You are one a kind, and that is a good thing. No, it is a GREAT thing. Guys like you make life interesting. Can't wait to get over to the other side of the world to meet you. Bon voyage for now good sir.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 4:55pm -
Just Jamey says:
You brought some awesomeness this year! Thank you for your kind words. I hope to meet you one day. I love UK.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:09pm -
mOtke says:
With robots in his heart and Willie Nelson in his soul, he wandered the great plains of existence, looking for that special flavour of love and well being that can only be found when searching for that thing. Whatever it is. The magic rock of wisdom or something of that ilk. He smiled, breathing the air that his ancestors breathed. He ate some fish and chips at the pub and took a kip. It was the least he could do on a day like today.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:44pm -
johnatcollege says:
Great growing and showing with you. I'm sure we'll see you in Glasgow sometime.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:53pm -
Ned Kelly says:
Take care Ula… Im always amazed how much energy and effort you put into your shots, incredible! I just watched your video… are you from the North East?
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:14pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
You are without a doubt one of the most beautiful souls on this whole site. You shined like a million suns here, and we all loved your presence more than I'm sure you know. Your beard is awesome, your shots were always amazing, quirky and humorous, and your participation and kind words to everyone was appreciated by all. Thank you for everything you've done here. Don't ever change, sir. It has been an immense pleasure! I wish to shake your hand one day.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:44pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
Ula, you are a Whiskerino icon and a stand-up guy. I've looked up to your photography and creativity since day one. As someone who began this journey with the goal to grow as a photographer, it has been guys like you who have pushed me to learn and become better.

Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.

PS - Whenever you make it back to the states, come check out the Grand Canyon and/or hang out with hale, noelix and I.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 9:56pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.