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09 Mar

Horses on Galway Beach

In a. Galway,i. Black&White by admin / March 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

Horses having some exercise on Renmore Beach in Galway. I wish I could have stayed for longer and gotten closer but I was on my way to playing football. There’s something majestic about watching horses running I find.

Horses on Galway Beach

25 Mar

I Am Your Child, Wherever you go you take me too

In d. People & Animals,i. Black&White by admin / March 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

I am your child

I Am Your Child is a song by Barry Manilow

02 Feb

Galway International Rally (It Just Feeds My Need For Speed)

In a. Galway,i. Black&White by admin / February 2, 2013 / 0 Comments

the Galway International Rally was the first international rally to be run from the Republic of Ireland. Throughout its history it has attracted star drivers from all over the world. These photos are from the day before the rally, when rally cars register and fans mill around adoring the cars

galway International Rally

galway international rally boyle

galway international rally 2

galway international rally mechanic

It Just Feeds My Need For Speed are lyrics taken from the song 1320 by Megadeath

12 Oct

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop (Read The Blessed Pages)

In d. People & Animals,i. Black&White by admin / October 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

A man browses through some of the 2nd hand books on sale in Charlie Byrne’s Bookstore, Galway. This photograh sat on my hard drive for a long while. I always liked it but didn’t love it until I converted it to black and white.
Charlie Byrne’s is a famous bookstore in Galway and a lovely place to loose yourself and browse for a while.

Post title is a song title by Belle and Sebastian

01 Apr

Reflection (Galway Bay Golf course)

In f. Nature & Sky,i. Black&White by admin / April 1, 2012 / 2 Comments

I recently played Galway Bay Golf course, a very pleasant course even if tough. I played the best golf of my life with 9 pars(!) and 40 points (playing off a handicap of 18). It was a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky and summer weather even though it was only March.
The air was so still that there wasn’t a ripple in the lake and the trees were reflected perfectly. This was shot with a standard compact (Samsung WB2000). I included two photos but personally I prefer the first one.

Post title is taken from the song titled ‘Reflection’ from the album Inertia Creeps.

16 Mar

Won’t Be Back

Three boarded up houses on Bohermore, Galway City. I prefer the black and white photo but posted up the colour version as well, which one do you prefer?

This for me is a good example of finding a photograph in something mundane, a scene most would just walk past and not give it a second glance. Some boarded up houses, not very interesting? But looking and thinking as a photographer it’s a different world. Here I saw a reflection of the economy, a pattern in the houses and like the lines (straight lines rock!).

Post title ‘Won’t Be Back’ is a song title from ‘Recovery’ album by Eminem (Marshall Mathers). I think it fits very nicely to this photo as it portrays a broken home and poverty.

24 Feb

Galway Girl ( Galway Ghost )

In a. Galway,i. Black&White by admin / February 24, 2012 / 0 Comments

You might or might not have read about the spotting a ghost in Galway, Ireland recenlty-

Well, here’s not one, but two that I spotted a good while back on Shop Street, Galway.

Galway Ghost

Post title taken from the simply exquisite, haunting song ‘Your Ghost’ from the album Hips and Makers by Kristin Hersh,

21 Feb

Here Comes Your Man

In d. People & Animals,i. Black&White by admin / February 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

Post title taken from the song ‘Here Comes Your Man’, another great song from the album ‘Doolittle’ by the almost impossibly fantastic The Pixie.

17 Feb

You spin me right round, baby, right round like a record, baby, Right round round round

In i. Black&White by admin / February 17, 2012 / 0 Comments

Long exposure shot at a fairground

Post title taken from the very catchy 80s’ single ‘You Spin Me Around (like a record) by Dead or Alive

17 Nov

Limerick Inner City Life (Goldie)

In i. Black&White,k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / November 17, 2011 / 3 Comments

This was taken from the 7th floor of The Savoy hotel in Limerick City. It’s a view of Limerick (or any city) that most people don’t see or, if they do, pay any attention to. It stands out to me as it’s the unseen side of a city, the ‘behind the scenes’ part without any shiny shopfronts.

On a vaguely related note I always pay attention to the condition of the toilets in any establishment. Sometimes you have an extremelly fancy restaurant/store but the toilets are very basic or even dirty. Which my mum always said to me is a reflection on the establishment overall. If they can’t bother to keep the toilets clean how can you trust them with the hygeine of your food, after sales service etc.
The second photo is just the original cropped and in black and white. I couldn’t decide which I preferred so I posted both.

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.

06 Sep

(The G Hotel, Galway) Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of…

The G hotel is Galway’s only 5 star hotel. It was designed by Irish milliner Philip Tracey it oozes of luxury, modern design and is great to relax ‘away from it all’.

One of their main features in the hundreds of metal balls hanging from the ceiling in the main lounge room. It has floor to ceiling glass and overlooks Galway Bay. These are what I focused on here but I had to throw in one colour photo to show how loud, in-your-face one of the other rooms is (I call it the Alice In Wonderland room).

01 Sep

Easy Like A Sunday Morning

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals,i. Black&White by admin / September 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

A man relaxing down by The Claddagh in Galway City. I’m beginning to convert a lot of photos to black and white, sometimes I wouldn’t have even thought about it if a photo is good but often they just look nicer in black and white. Maybe because there’s less colour to ‘distract’ your eyes.

Most photos I don’t frame online but this one just seemed nicer in a frame to me…

23 Aug

We are the Music Makers

In a. Galway,i. Black&White by admin / August 23, 2011 / 0 Comments

I’ve often walked past this music store in Galway City and thought to myself that the guitars sitting in the window would make a nice photo. So last week I popped in and asked the owner of this music store could I take some photos in his store. He said no problem and I spent a while snapping away.

14 Jun

Hymn Of The Big Wheel

Hymn of The Big Wheel

taken at Funderland, Galway

13 Apr

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (Grace Cathedral Park)

In i. Black&White,k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / April 13, 2011 / 0 Comments

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral is situated in the centre of Cork City, Ireland. Designed by William Burges and consecrated in 1870, the Cathedral lies on a site where Christian worship has been offered since the seventh century.

St. Finbarrs

Grace Cathedral Park is a song from the album Red House Painters (I) from Red House Painters

10 Mar

Horse outside

In a. Galway,i. Black&White by admin / March 10, 2011 / 0 Comments

horse eating

08 Feb

Flock/Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Starlings Murmuration

In f. Nature & Sky,i. Black&White by admin / February 8, 2011 / 0 Comments

There's a massive flock doing 'their' dance very evening at the exact time. Fairly amazing to watch (but I have to shelter from their 'bombardments')

13 Sep

Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

In d. People & Animals,i. Black&White by admin / September 13, 2010 / 2 Comments
Beautiful Baby (Darling Boy)
Close your eyes, Have no fear, The monsters gone,
He’s on the run and your daddy’s here,
Beautiful, Beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful Boy,
Before you go to sleep, Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way, It’s getting better and better,
Beautiful, Beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful Boy,
Out on the ocean sailing away, I can hardly wait, To see you to come of age,
But I guess we’ll both, Just have to be patient,
Yes it’s a long way to go, But in the meantime,
Before you cross the street, Take my hand, Life is just what happens to you,
While your busy making other plans,
Beautiful, Beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful Boy,
Darling, Darling, Darling Conor.
31 Aug

Harvest Moon

In f. Nature & Sky,i. Black&White by admin / August 31, 2010 / 0 Comments

Harvest 2

02 Aug

I Like Birds

In b. Abstract/Arty,i. Black&White by admin / August 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

Bird highlights

I can’t look at the rocket launch
The trophy wives of the astronauts
And i won’t listen to their words
’cause i like Birds

21 Jun

Barbed Wire Kisses

In f. Nature & Sky,i. Black&White by admin / June 21, 2010 / 4 Comments
Barbed Wire Kisses

Post title is the name of a B side & more album from The Jesus And Mary Chain and contains one of my favourite songs “Don’t Ever Change’.

23 Apr

I can tell that we’re going to be friends

In i. Black&White by admin / April 23, 2010 / 2 Comments

cheetahs resting at Fota, Cork

The wire takes away from the picture a lot but I like it a lot so decided to include it. Taken at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork. A great day out for the family.

15 Apr

Used To Be A Sweet Boy

In a. Galway,i. Black&White by admin / April 15, 2010 / 1 Comment

subliminal advertising but not as intended- Change a child’s future now…or do nothing.

advertising gone wrong

06 Mar

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

In d. People & Animals,i. Black&White by admin / March 6, 2010 / 1 Comment
Fun in the snow

(Berlin, not Ireland)

05 Mar

(Just) Do It

In d. People & Animals,h. Sport,i. Black&White by admin / March 5, 2010 / 0 Comments

Winter running

01 Mar

Here Comes Your Man

In a. Galway,i. Black&White by admin / March 1, 2010 / 1 Comment

The lone rider

I was driving through Lackagh when I saw this cyclist coming towards me from out of the fog. I quickly pulled over, grabbed my camera and managed to snap him before he cycled past. I like the atmosphere that the fog adds to the picture.

25 Feb

Made of Stone

In a. Galway,i. Black&White by admin / February 25, 2010 / 0 Comments

When the streets are cold and lonely
And the cars burn below me
Are you all alone
Are you made of Stone?

01 Feb

I walk the line. Which one?

In b. Abstract/Arty,i. Black&White by admin / February 1, 2010 / 2 Comments

Overhead wires. It reminds me of a maths question in school, if the angle of the isolysis triangle….
telegraph wires overhead

08 Jan

Glow in the dark

In d. People & Animals,i. Black&White by admin / January 8, 2010 / 0 Comments
My daughter playing with my Iphone
05 Jan

Camera Obscura. Not. (Say hello to my little friend)

In i. Black&White by admin / January 5, 2010 / 0 Comments

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”

Canon Powershot S90- say hello to my little friend
11 Nov

I want to ride my bicycle?

In i. Black&White by admin / November 11, 2009 / 0 Comments

No rush to get back on the saddle

12 Oct

Forget The Swan

In b. Abstract/Arty,i. Black&White by admin / October 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Swanning around

08 Oct

Boatman’s Call (Dunmore East fishing memorial)

In i. Black&White,k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / October 8, 2009 / 0 Comments
A memorial sculpture to all those from the area lost at sea from Dunmore East and surrounding area

A memorial sculpture to all those from the area lost at sea from Dunmore East and surrounding area

06 Oct

Smokin'

In i. Black&White by admin / October 6, 2009 / 0 Comments
Sm,oke from the Bulmers plant in Clonmel, Tipperary

Sm,oke from the Bulmers plant in Clonmel, Tipperary

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

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....

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.

10 Apr

Berlin Calling

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

Pillars of our society

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

24 Feb

Little Empty Boat

In a. Galway,f. Nature & Sky,i. Black&White by admin / February 24, 2009 / 0 Comments


A boat by Ashford Castle. Everyone else was snapping away at the castle, I like to hunt around beyond the obvious.

24 Feb

Colour My Life (Focal Black and White)

In b. Abstract/Arty,g.Colourful,i. Black&White by admin / February 24, 2009 / 0 Comments

Standing on the shoulders of Giants

Sitting on the shoulders of giants

Ring of Fire

ring-of-fire