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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.

keep the car running Keep The Car Running

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.

Guinness Outback Limerick Lets Drink, Drink, This Town Is So Great!

Tigh Neachtain Neachtains Bar Lets Drink, Drink, This Town Is So Great!

The Crane Bar Galway Lets Drink, Drink, This Town Is So Great!

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.
newcastle united fans Hello, Hello, we are the Geordie boys

A couple eating the famous Geordie Pies before kickoff

geordie pies Hello, Hello, we are the Geordie boys

geordie pint Hello, Hello, we are the Geordie boys

newcastle united old fan Hello, Hello, we are the Geordie boys

geordie fan Hello, Hello, we are the Geordie boys

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…

newcastle united big hair Hello, Hello, we are the Geordie boys

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!

print2 If youre not in you cant win

29 Sep

It’s Grim Up North?

In d. People & Animals,i. Black&White by admin / September 29, 2011 / 0 Comments

The KLF sang that it’s grim up north but for Newcastle United it’s certainly not grim at the moment. They’re standing tall, 4th in the league and unbeaten in over 8 games. I was at their home game at Saint James Park where they beat Blackbun 3-0, with Ba scoring a hat-trick.

Newcastle Northern Rock Its Grim Up North?