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02 Aug

All The Pretty Little Horses (Galway Races)

In a. Galway,h. Sport by admin / August 2, 2009 / 0 Comments

(Galway Races 2009): These are my best action photos from the Galway Races. The Galway Races are a massive social event in Galway and the town turns into a party zone for the week with many people not even visiting the races, just partying.
For these photos I was using my bridge camera (Panasonic FZ28) so i had a great zoom but the trade off was a low-ish aperture. This year (2011) I’ll have my Dslr (Pentax K-7) and a range of lenses but no ‘sports lens’ (70-200 f2.8 lens) so I’ll either have to use my 17-50mm f2.8 or the standard 18-250mm lens.

I’m looking forward to the Galway Races this year already; I have better equiptment so I’ll be able to compare some photos with these ones and see if there’s any improvement. Hopefully in a year or two I’ll have a sports lens and then won’t have any excuse not to capture the ‘perfect’ action photo.

One of these photos was featured on livesport.ie website.

Galway Races final besd

Galway Races- here they come

Galway Races- off they go

24 Jul

Electro-Shock Blues

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / July 24, 2009 / 0 Comments

About to hit warp speed

23 Jul

Little Fluffy White Clouds

In f. Nature & Sky by admin / July 23, 2009 / 0 Comments

Nimbus

06 Jul

It’s Black, it’s white (Water reflection under bridge)

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / July 6, 2009 / 0 Comments
I like this, just the way it looks like an abstract painting.

I like this, just the way it looks like an abstract painting.

02 Jul

Ed Is Dead

In g.Colourful,i. Black&White by admin / July 2, 2009 / 0 Comments

With O' Leary in the Grave part 2

30 Jun

Dry your eyes out

In d. People & Animals,g.Colourful by admin / June 30, 2009 / 1 Comment

26 Jun

I Don’t Want To Play Football

In h. Sport by admin / June 26, 2009 / 0 Comments

Dead ball

03 Jun

Sky Blue Sky

In f. Nature & Sky,g.Colourful by admin / June 3, 2009 / 0 Comments

A rare day in Ireland- not a cloud in the sky….

Title taken from the great album ‘Blue Sky Blue’ by Wilco.

29 May

Go To Church/Never Went To Church (Gawlay Cathedral)

Christopher Columbus prayed here in 1477 before setting sail for 'the New World'

Christopher Columbus prayed here in 1477 before setting sail for 'the New World'

26 May

Nobody’s Home

Reminds me of negative photos in the old days....

Reminds me of negative photos in the old days....

26 May

Feed The Trees

In f. Nature & Sky,g.Colourful by admin / May 26, 2009 / 0 Comments

25 May

The sky’s gone out (Bauhaus)

In k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / May 25, 2009 / 0 Comments

Bauhaus is the common term for the Staatliches Bauhaus, a school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught.

25 May

Some Girls Wander By Mistake (A good walk spoiled)

In d. People & Animals,h. Sport by admin / May 25, 2009 / 0 Comments
Early morning dew, early morning golfers

Early morning dew, early morning golfers

14 May

Claregalway Friary (Sun is Shining)

CLAREGALWAY FRIARY
Claregalway Friary was founded by John de Cogan about 1250 and was richly endowed by the de Feoris or the de Bermingham family. The nave of this rectangular church has a north aisle of four bays. Here the sun shines through a window in the central tower. It’s a great ruin and ideally should be light up at nighttime.

14 May

Landslide

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06 May

In Bloom (Blow me)

In c. Macro & Flowers by admin / May 6, 2009 / 2 Comments

Blow me

01 May

And the calf that you carve with a knife is murder

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / May 1, 2009 / 0 Comments
Like headless chickens

Like headless chickens

01 May

Wet, wet, wet

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / May 1, 2009 / 0 Comments
Wet, wet, wet

Wet, wet, wet

01 May

How Could Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel (Morrissey gig)

In d. People & Animals by admin / May 1, 2009 / 0 Comments

A band member on stage

21 Apr

I Love My Car

In b. Abstract/Arty,g.Colourful by admin / April 21, 2009 / 0 Comments

I love my car
I’ll admit today I’ve gone too far
To enamour myself of my little motor car

19 Apr

Sit Down

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15 Apr

A drop in the (green) ocean

In f. Nature & Sky,g.Colourful by admin / April 15, 2009 / 0 Comments
A drop in the (green) ocean

A drop in the (green) ocean

14 Apr

Cheery Blossom Girl

In f. Nature & Sky,g.Colourful by admin / April 14, 2009 / 0 Comments

10 Apr

I Spy (Alexander Platz TV Tower- Berlin)

In k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / April 10, 2009 / 0 Comments

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Alexanderplatz was one of the busiest squares in Berlin. he TV tower, known as the Fernsehturm or the Tele-spargel (toothpick) is one of the largest structures in Europe. The total length to the top of the spire is 365m or 1197 ft. It was built in 1969 by a team of architects with the help of Swedish experts. It contains a concrete shaft, a steel-cladded metal sphere and a TV antenna. The sphere contains a revolving restaurant (Telecafé) at 207m and a viewing platform at a height of 203m.




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10 Apr

She Bangs The Drums

In b. Abstract/Arty,g.Colourful by admin / April 10, 2009 / 0 Comments

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10 Apr

Berlin Calling

In i. Black&White by admin / April 10, 2009 / 0 Comments

Pillars of our society

01 Apr

Judy And The Dream of Horses

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / April 1, 2009 / 0 Comments

Horsing around

31 Mar

(made for) Fat bottomed girls

In g.Colourful by admin / March 31, 2009 / 1 Comment

Blue bikes

19 Mar

Catch The Sun

In a. Galway,f. Nature & Sky by admin / March 19, 2009 / 2 Comments

Sun burst

19 Mar

Smokin’ and Drinkin’

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / March 19, 2009 / 0 Comments

Murphys pub in Galway

19 Mar

There is a light that never goes out

In i. Black&White by admin / March 19, 2009 / 0 Comments

there is a light

19 Mar

Up a Tree Again

In b. Abstract/Arty,i. Black&White by admin / March 19, 2009 / 0 Comments

tree veins again

19 Mar

Colour me- Child’s Play

In b. Abstract/Arty,g.Colourful by admin / March 19, 2009 / 1 Comment

Child's Play

04 Mar

The house of God

In k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / March 4, 2009 / 1 Comment

04 Mar

Turn On The Bright Lights

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / March 4, 2009 / 0 Comments

Twin Peaks Pink Room

24 Feb

Puff The Magic Dragon

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / February 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

Mosaic of dragons in Koh Samui

24 Feb

Castle Rising (Kinvara Castle)

In k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / February 24, 2009 / 0 Comments

Dunguaire Castle is probably the most famous land mark that is associated with Kinvara. The castle was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay. This restored 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay, 300 yards outside the village of Kinvara

24 Feb

Driving in your car I never never, never want to go home

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / February 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

One car costs over £1 million and the other one probably a million years old!

24 Feb

Oh, here they come, The beautiful ones

In d. People & Animals by admin / February 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

My wife, Debbie on 'our big day'

24 Feb

Low tide at the Claddagh

In a. Galway,f. Nature & Sky by admin / February 24, 2009 / 1 Comment


Claddagh, originally uploaded by dinneenp.

24 Feb

Graffiti on the wall

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / February 24, 2009 / 0 Comments

This simple message is on route from the train station to Old Trafford, Manchester United’s football stadium