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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.

06 Oct

Hello, Hello, we are the Geordie boys

In d. People & Animals by admin / October 6, 2011 / 3 Comments

I was in Newcastle recently for a stag and we went to see (the high flying) Newcastle United in action. The Geordies are warm and friendly; here’s some photos of some supporters.

We had a good chat with this couple in The Strawberry, a pub opposite Saint James Park. They live in Stockport but have season tickets for Newcastle and travel six hour round trip for every Newcastle United home game! The man knew his football and had been to over eight Irish football stadiums in his time.

A couple eating the famous Geordie Pies before kickoff

I was going to leave out this photo (as it’s blurry) but I love the guys big head of hair so I’m including it…

06 Oct

If you’re not in you can’t win

In l. Text by admin / October 6, 2011 / 9 Comments

(Photograph)
I don’t want your
(Photograph)
I don’t need your
(Photograph)
All I’ve got is a photograph
But it’s not enough

….so Def Leppard don’t want my photograph but if you do this is your chance…
For no particular reason I’m running a competition and three people can win a signed 8″ by 12″ (inch) photograh of your choice, with free worldwide delivery.
To be in with a chance of winning simply leave a comment on any photography in my photoblog section.
Closing date for entries is midnight (Pacific time) on the 13th of October. Winners will be selected at random and I’ll contact them for details (let you know you’ve won, give you time to pick which photo you’d like and delivery address.)

GOOD LUCK!