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03 Aug

Horsey, Horsey don’t you stop, Just let your feet go clipity clop

In a. Galway,h. Sport by admin / August 3, 2011 / 0 Comments

Here’s some photos from the Galway Races Summer Festival. It was only my second outing with my Sigma 70-200 f2.8 sports lens so I’m still getting to grips with it.

They’re far from great, not even that good. I was there for 2 races only (free in for last two races) so I didn’t have much time to plan where to stand etc. So most of the photos are from the same vantage point.

30 Jul

Wild, Wild Life

In d. People & Animals,g.Colourful by admin / July 30, 2011 / 0 Comments

So I was on holidays for the past week or (a ‘staycation’, I don’t like the phrase but it fits) and we went on a family trip to Fota Wildlife Park. I didn’t get to take as many photos as I’d have liked to as I was there with our kids. I’d love to return sometime on my own so I could spent hours and hours taking loads of photos and sitting waiting to get the perfect cheetah photo.

I did get to ‘play’ with my new Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens, which I’m delighted with.

23 Jul

A.D.I.D.A.S. (Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run)

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / July 23, 2011 / 1 Comment

I was recently stuck at home so I decided to much around with my new runners (nice birthday present from my wife. As well as THE lens; Sigma 70-200 f2.8. THANKS). Someone said that the photos look like ‘fanboy’ shots or Ebay images. That’s true to an extent. I do think they’re cool runners and I tried to take some ‘admiration’ shots.

A few of the pictures I had originally included (as they show the ‘story’ of the opening of the box and taking out the runners). But after reviewing them I was going to remove them as there’s nothing that nice about them. Instead I kept them in but just as smaller sized images. So, if you want, you can see my thought process and which ones I ‘removed’. I’d like to know if you thoughts on if they should have been kept in/are good shots or taken out.

Thanks,
Pa.



20 Jul

Wet, Wet, Wet

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / July 20, 2011 / 3 Comments

The hotter the day, the less you pay. This is the clever marketing campaign and App form Budweiser.
This year we’re making summer even better with the Budweiser Ice Cold Index. You see, the hotter the day the less you pay for your pint of Budweiser Ice Cold, all summer.

If it’s 20 degrees your pint’s free. Awesome! If it’s 18 or 19 degrees you’ll get €2 off, 16 or 17 degrees, it’s €1 off.
The good news is the weather readings are taken daily at midday (12pm) so whether you’re enjoying the sun on a Saturday afternoon, or out for a quiet pint on a Wednesday night you can use that offer all

But with the summer Ireland is having I wonder if anyone in the entire country has gotten a cheaper pint. In fact, we’re lucky it’s not the wetter is it, the more you pay.

18 Jul

Blue Room (Galway Arts Festival Big Top)

In a. Galway by admin / July 18, 2011 / 1 Comment

Galway Arts Festival

The Galway Arts Festival is running at the moment. There’s a good range of entertainment at the Galway Arts Festival with the highlight (for me) being Misterman, an Enda Walsh one man play staring (Corkman) Cillian Murphy. The musical line up this year was uninspiring I though but I also heard that the budget has been reduced massively. (Two years ago Spiritualized supported Primal Scream!).

I made a collage but also added the photos individually as I think the motion effect is seen better in the larger photo.
If you’re visting Ireland during July it’s worth a trip to Galway for the Galway Arts Festival; the whole town is in party mode.

Blue Room is a song title from The Orb