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31 May

Blue Sky. Mine (First and last HDR shot)

In a. Galway,f. Nature & Sky by admin / May 31, 2010 / 0 Comments
HDR sky

HDR is (not my cup of tea) a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to more accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight

Title taken from the album Blue Sky Mine by the Australian Band Midnight Oil.

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

11 Apr

Colours (Galway Market)

In a. Galway,g.Colourful by admin / April 11, 2010 / 1 Comment

Galway’s famous bustling market has been trading in Church lane by St Nicholas’ Church in the centre of the city for literally centuries. The market is open Saturdays and Bank Holidays from 8am to 6pm and Sundays 2pm to 6pm. It’s a small, tight market but still there’s a great variety of food available, Madras curry, Crepes, Japanese Sushi, handmade chocolates among many others .

Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

Galway Market colours 3

Galway Market Colours 1

Galway Market Colours 2

05 Mar

Parklife (Galway Greyhound Track)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals,h. Sport by admin / March 5, 2010 / 3 Comments

I was at the Galway Greyhound track last night. It”s very hard to get a good shot of the dogs (they”re so quick and I didn’t have a fast zoom lens). These are my best shots from the evening. I’ll go back again once I have an (expensive) fast zoom (70-200 f2.8 hopefully)

Dog Track

Greyhound racing at Galway

An old man studying the form at the Galway greyhound track

04 Mar

Simple Pleasures

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / March 4, 2010 / 0 Comments

A tourist in Galway city enjoying a leisurely afternoon sitting outside a pub. Galway has a nice laid back, relaxed vibe to it. It’s not a large city (more like a big town) but it’s a place I love.

03 Mar

Talking Heads

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / March 3, 2010 / 0 Comments

Talking Heads in Salthill

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.

27 Feb

All I Need (Publife)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / February 27, 2010 / 1 Comment

me and my Guinness

chess in the pub

26 Feb

Tide and time out. Galway

In a. Galway by admin / February 26, 2010 / 1 Comment

Boats resting at low tide next to a colourful row of houses at the Spanish Arch, Galway, Ireland.

boats resting at low tide, Spanish Arch, Galway

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?

24 Feb

The Field

In a. Galway,f. Nature & Sky by admin / February 24, 2010 / 1 Comment

trees in a field in fog

23 Feb

In my reflecting pool, I look in my reflecting pool

In a. Galway,b. Abstract/Arty by admin / February 23, 2010 / 1 Comment

A house reflection in the river Corrib, Galway and a house in a puddle.

reflection in Galway river

21 Feb

In The Rare Old Times (Galway)

In a. Galway,k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / February 21, 2010 / 0 Comments

Galway Hooker monument in Eyre Square, Galway

an old window in Galway, Ireland

an old thatch cottage in inner city Galway

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.

Old Galway- the Claddagh

29 Dec


In a. Galway,f. Nature & Sky by admin / December 29, 2009 / 2 Comments
Would you take shelter here- dark trees

I drive past this field every day and always think that theres’s a good picture to be had. This is my favourite one.

29 Oct

Rust In Peace (Hooker Sculpture on Eyre Square)

In a. Galway by admin / October 29, 2009 / 0 Comments

This sculpture in Eyre Square, Galway is of a Galway Hooker boat. It’s a nice sculpture but from this angle unflattering.

This sculpture in Eyre Square, Galway is of a Galway Hooker boat.

20 Sep

Blue Skies

In a. Galway,f. Nature & Sky,g.Colourful,h. Sport by admin / September 20, 2009 / 2 Comments


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.

16 Sep

Beach House (Ladies Beach Salthill, Galway)

In a. Galway,g.Colourful by admin / September 16, 2009 / 0 Comments

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.

Ladies Beach, Salthill, Galway

Gone swimming

(Galway)Bay Watch

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.

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 website.

Galway Races final besd

Galway Races- here they come

Galway Races- off they go

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'

14 May

Claregalway Friary (Sun is Shining)

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.

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

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

Life In A Glasshouse

In a. Galway by admin / February 24, 2009 / 0 Comments

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

Modern Life Is Rubbish

In a. Galway by admin / February 24, 2009 / 0 Comments

24 Feb

Conatiner (Galway Docks)

These massive oil containers are in Galway Docks. The area is now surrounded by apartments. There’s talk about moving the containers due to health and safety issues (explosion…)

24 Feb

Seaside, yet still Docked (Galway)

In a. Galway,b. Abstract/Arty,g.Colourful by admin / February 24, 2009 / 0 Comments

Some pictures from wandering around Galway Docks (sounds seedy, doesn’t it?). It’s a great place for photographing I think- lots of colour, boats old and new, water etc.