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26 Oct

Old And Wise (Michael D Higgins- next Irish president?)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / October 26, 2011 / 0 Comments

An old post but seeing as tomorrow is voting day I’m going to re-post it.
Michael D Higgins, Galway West TD, who is running for the Irish Presidency. He very kindly launched my companies photo exhibition in Ballybane (Galway) library. He seems like a very down to earth person who takes time to get involved with the local community. After Séan (Sean) Gallagher being caught lying (allegedly) the race has been blown wide open (well open).

Michael D Higgins

24 Oct

Music Bands Mish-Mash

In l. Text by admin / October 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

colourful music

Seeing as every photo post on this site has a relevant musical title I thought I’d add this post. Tom Dunne of Newstalk today mentioned music bands mish mash and asked people to text, tweet in their mish-mashes. A novel, fun idea and also a way to show what bands you like.
These are some of the ones that I came up with (could do this for hours):
* Emperor of The Sun,
* Empire Of Ice Cream
* Etienne De La Soul Crecy
* The Frank Black and Walters
* The Gomez! Team
* GrooveArmadaRider
* The The Smiths
* British Morrissey Power
* A-Ha House
* The Jesus and Jones Mary Chain
* The Sultana of Ping
* Tom Petty shop Boyz To men
* Modest Mouse On Mars
* Mylo Bloody Valentine
* British Silver Sea Power

The last two are ‘internal’ mish mashes:
* James Brown
* Lambchop

Can you think of any good, clever ones?
Cheers,
Pa

Screamadelica meets Andy Warhol

19 Oct

The Answer My Friend Is Blowin’ In The Wind

In f. Nature & Sky,g.Colourful by admin / October 19, 2011 / 0 Comments

I find the standard photos of flowers a bit boring (no offence!). With this photo the large ‘empty’ space to the right is where I can picture the dandelion is going to be in a few seconds after someone has blown in.

I took this in my front garden early in the morning, leaving my house on the way to work. If any neighbours saw me they must have been wondering what I was up to; virtually lying on my belly in my garden…

17 Oct

Keep The Car Running

In d. People & Animals,g.Colourful by admin / October 17, 2011 / 0 Comments

I was 1/2 thinking of selling my Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens to finance a very wide angle lens (8-16 or 10-20mm). I have a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lens which sits on my Pentax K-7 body most of the time so the 30mm doesn’t get used a whole lot. So I decided to play a bit with it at home to see would I miss it. Any time I use it I realise that I like the lens a lot; it’s small, great for low light/very fast and creates great bokeh, even if I have to be close to my subject to get it. So, for the moment I think I won’t be selling it.

At the moment I think I’d like to add a wide angle and a macro lens to my collection and that I’d be happy with ‘my lot’ then. Although there’s always one more lens you want…

Anyway here’s Conor, he’s 1 1/2 now and loves cars, trucks, lorries and makes ‘lorry noises’ and gets excited anytime he sees one. He even doesn’t want to have his pjs taken off if they have a picture of a fire truck on them.

12 Oct

Let’s Drink, Drink, This Town Is So Great!

In a. Galway,k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / October 12, 2011 / 2 Comments

A few photos from some pubs around Ireland; The Outback in Limerick, Neachtains (Tigh Neachtains) and The Crane Bar in Galway City.