John Grant played a very memorable gig to a sold out Róisín Dubh in Galway last night. He gave a thrilling and touching performance; honest, bare songs which let us look into his world of pain, emotion and hurt. John Grant is gay and was diagnosed wtih HIV positive and and many of his songs deal with former lovers, the struggles of being gay.
Roisin Dubh was the perfect venue for a John Grant gig; the audience stands two feet from the stage which makes his intimate songs more touching. John Grant also played some more lively songs, heavy on electronics and synthesizers, especally the song Glacier, where the music represents “a glacier moving through you, and carving out deep valleys.”
GMF is a John Grant song. (You should know what GMF stands for)
They say you should never play with matches…
Messing around at home with my macro lens. Having one burnt match makes the photo I think; it gives you a focal point.
Someone was kind enough to give me a loan of a Sigma 10-20mm lens for over a week. This is a proper wide angle lens.
I presume there’s many other like me that would like to see how much more you actually capture with a wide angle. So here are some photos comparing 10mm with 17mm. As you can see it captures a whole more into the photo.
My thoughts are it’s a ‘nice to have’ lens but I don’t know how much I’d use it.
Every year thousands of starlings fly in patterns above Lackagh, Galway. This is called murmation and is amazing to watch.
I tried to capture the spirit and fear from Alfred Hitchcocks classic film The Birds. The birds look almost like an invasion of fighter planes in the sky.
The Birds was the title of a 1960′s popular rhythm and blues band from the UK that contained the (in)famous Ronnie Wood.
This is part two of the wedding of Úna and Tony. The weather on the day of their wedding was very ‘unhelpful’. It poured just as the bride was about to leave her house for the church. Once in the church though everything ran smoothly. As you can see from the photos it was all smiles from everyone. Congratulations to the newly married couple!
Let’s Get Married is a song by Al Green