This is just a model of the Claddagh in the Galway Museum. I just added it in as an example of what old Galway was like.
Ballymaloe Restaurant and Country House, home to Darinna and Rachel Allen. It’s a location made for relaxation- the bedrooms don’t have any televisions, nothing to do but just unwind, have a stroll and eat.
Some friends, Ronan and Cliona got married here last year, a memorable wedding.
Overhead wires. It reminds me of a maths question in school, if the angle of the isolysis triangle….
German riot police at the anti G20 demonstrations in Berlin. I asked them if I could take their picture just to be on the safe side
*The photo title is a song title and not my feelings towards the police.
My laptop ‘working away’ like a busy bee. It reminds me of when I was young(er)- my brother had a Commodore 64 computer. When a game was loading we’d leave the room as a large vibration could interupt the loading. The sound of games loading was similar to the early-days-internet-dialup noise and could have influenced Aphex Twin.
What Santa* got me this year (2009); the new pocket rocket Canon S90. (update- I’ve since sold this to help finance buying a Pentax K-X”
I drive past this field every day and always think that theres’s a good picture to be had. This is my favourite one.
“I’ll do graffiti if you sing to me in French, What are you doing here if romance isn’t dead”
Mind your mouth as you walk with me,Take care ooh as you cross the street”
I saw this park bench when walking through a park in Berlin and Maximo Park just popped into my head. I always wondered what’s correct grammatically; does one ‘do’ graffiti?
Post title is the name of a British Rock Band Maximo Park and a song title of theirs ‘Graffiti’.
Most people hate spiders but don’t mind ladybirds; why? They’re both insects, one just looks pretty…
I took this (with a standard compact) on a tour of Old Trafford (Theatre of Dreams), home stadium to football team Manchester United. I found it a very interesting tour. But then again I enjoy football stadium tours in general because it allows me to ask multiple questions and you get to learn some interesting trivia and facts ( the rainwater that falls on the roofs is ‘recycled’ and used for the toilets).
Taken on Berlin’s U Bahn. I was hoping that nobody would walk around the corner or from behind as it would ruin the picture…and I could be mugged.
These remind me of the film/movie Jacob’s Ladder.
A quick dash out to the back garden in between the showers. I have been working from home for the past week due to flooding…
This sculpture in Eyre Square, Galway is of a Galway Hooker boat. It’s a nice sculpture but from this angle unflattering.
Taken with my IPhone (all I had on me at the time), it came out surprisingly well. Nothing is in sharp focus but it’s still nice and colourful. The course is Carnmore Golf Club.
This photo title is the title from a song and doesn’t imply that I think my daughter is a bad photographer.
A few pictures from Ladies Beach Salthill in Galway. Salthill is a seaside area of Galway city, Ireland. There is a 2 km long promenade, locally known as the Prom, overlooking Galway Bay with bars, restaurants and hotels.
Post title is taken from a band called ‘Beach House’, a band from Baltimore, USA that creates music that is dark, dreamy, and alluringly hypnotic.
Vote or die muthafucka, muthafucka vote or die,
Rock the vote or else I’m gonna stick a knife through your eye,
Democracy is founded on one simple rule,
Get out there and vote or I will muthafuckin kill you.
(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.