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16 Aug

Galway baby at Croke Park

In d. People & Animals by admin / August 16, 2016 / 0 Comments

Galway faced Tipperary in the semi final of the GAA hurling final at Croke Park in the middle of August. Our whole family decided to make the journey from Galway to Dublin for the occasion. My two older children both play gaelic and hurling/camogie (boys play hurling, girls play camogie; don’t ask me what the difference is) so they were excited at the prospect of their first visti to Croke Park for the big game.

Kate, 10 months old was decked out in the Galway colours and we were wondering would she last the whole game. I don’t know if she’s a great baby or that we just were lucky but not only did she last the whole game without crying or screaming but she seemed to enjoy the event. When the crowd roared she looked around, smiled and started clapping. This picture is of her and me at the bottom of the Cusack lower stand. It’s a photo that will be framed on our wall at home and a lovely memory of our first family outing to Croke Park.

Tipperary jut about ended up winning, by a score of 2-19 to 2-18 (3 points for a goal, so 25 points to 24 points).Tipperary will now play Kilkenny in the All Ireland Hurling Final on September 3rd.

A happy baby supporting Galway in the hurling at Croke Park

18 Sep

Galway Strong Man Challenge

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / September 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

Hang on for dear life! Galway Strong Man Challenge
This Strong Man Challenge has been on Shop Street, Galway for a few weeks and is attracting large crowds. People can win €200 if they can hold onto the bar for 2 minutes without falling off, and it costs €10 to try your luck. This unfortunate man was just a mere seconds away from winning but eventually fell. There was a large, enthusiastic crowd gathered and you can see their encouragement and cheering as they though he was going to win. The con or trick is that the bar you hold onto has an inner bar and if you relax your grip the outer bar begins to slowly rotate.

Galway street challenge

08 Sep

Galway Minor Hurling- All Ireland Champions

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals,h. Sport by admin / September 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

Visit to Turloughmore GAA

The Galway minor hurling team won the 2015 GAA hurling minor championship, beating Tipperary 4-13 to 1-16 in Croke Park in the final. The team arrived back in Galway with the Irish Press cup and visited some clubs around Galway county to large crowds of fans.

Manager Geoff Lynskey of Liam Mellows, captain Seán Loftus and others gave speeches to a great crowd of fans in Turloughmore GAA club. The players made time to sign autographs, hurleys, jerseys and have their photos taken with the admiring kids.

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21 Aug

Athenry Mart

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / August 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Athenry Mart

An artist and neighbour of mine, Kathy Ross has some of her work in a very unique exhibition by Athenry M Artists Group-local artists. The art features the mart (the cattle, people and the mart building itself) and is on display in one of the mart rings. It’s the perfect environment to house the exhibition as the mart is an integral part of Athenry town. Visitors can associate to the art more as there’s cattle, farmers around them and they are in the buildings featured in the art.

I visited the exhibition recently and experienced my first cattle mart as well. What can I say about it? It’s an experience & a man’s world; the musical, almost singing voice of the auctioneer, the farmers, cattle and surprisingly quick sales.

Athenry Mart (2)

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07 Jul

Pentax Cake for my 40th Birthday

In d. People & Animals by admin / July 7, 2015 / 0 Comments

Often with photographers you never see picture of the person behind the camera and it’s true with me too. So here’s a rare photo of my at my surprise 40th birthday.* I’m a chocoholic so of course the cake was make of chocolate and had an edible Pentax camera on top.

My wife and I went out for dinner to celebrate her birthday, afterwards we went to Massimos pub in Galway City to meet a friend. There was no sign of him but my wife said to have a look in the backroom and when I opened the curtain I was shocked to see the surprise party waiting. A big thanks to everyone for turning up, hope ye all had as good a night as I did. And a special thanks to Debbie, my wife, for planning and organising it.

* It’s not my 40th birthday until the middle of July but as we’ll be abroad on holidays my wife organised my surprise birthday in advance. I have to congratulate her on all the effort she put into planning the night, contacting friends and somehow managing to keep the whole thing a secret; I was absolutely astonished and loved the surprise.

Pentax Cake

Pentax Cake

26 Jun

Old Man At The End Of The Bar,Irish Pub

In d. People & Animals by admin / June 26, 2015 / 0 Comments

IRISH PUB

Westport is a beautiful, picturesque town in Mayo, West Ireland and is home to several traditional old style Irish pubs. One of my favourite is The Porter House which won ‘Best Music Bar Award’ at the Licensing World Bar Awards. I enjoyed a pint in The Porter House and noticed this man and immediately thought that it’d make a great (if somewhat stereotypical Irish pub) photo. It has all the ingredients of the stereotype; an old man at the end of the bar, drinking Guinness, GAA on the tv.

Irish Pub

Irish Pub

12 Jun

Irish Country Life

In d. People & Animals by admin / June 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

Hi,
Again, here’s two photos and I’m wondering which people prefer; colour or black and white? Ireland contains many back roads that become narrower from overgrown hedges, thrones etc. People often clear these rural roads by hand. This old man I met seemed in good spirits and was happy to let me take a photo of him.

ireland old man

rural Ireland

09 Apr

Fota Wildlife Park

In d. People & Animals by admin / April 9, 2015 / 1 Comment

My family had a lovely, fun day at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork last weekend. The giraffes weren’t camera shy and even seemed curious of the public. I firstly took a normal photo of a giraffe and then tried a few different angles. Which photo do you like best?
Fota

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Fota

02 Sep

Penn State Nittany Lions at Croke Park Classic

In d. People & Animals,h. Sport by admin / September 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

Penn State Nittany Lions team leaving Croke Park pitch after the Croke Park Classic in Dublin against UCF Knights. Penn State won with a thrilling finish; scoring a field goal with 3 seconds.

Penn State Nittany Lions

31 Jul

Galway Street Musician didgeridoo

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / July 31, 2014 / 0 Comments

Galway in the summer is a fantastic city; Galway Film Festial, Galway Fringe Festival, Galway Arts Festival and Galway Races all take place. And the pedestrian streets are awash with street artists, musicians, performers giving a fabulous festive vibe to Galway.

This musician is often playing his didgeridoo in Galway, you can even see a clip of him on Youtube if you want (not my video).

Galway didgeridoo

21 Jul

Imelda May concert- Galway Arts Festival

In d. People & Animals by admin / July 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

Al Gare, on double bass, playing with Imelda May at The Galway Arts Festival in Galway 2014. All the photographers were focused on Imelda May but I was drawn to Al Gare on the massive double bass. I like the atmosphere in this photo of Al Gare; it looks like a jazz musician having a quiet moment.

Al Gare on double bass

22 Jun

Galway Man

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / June 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

I walked past this man sitting on a wall in Galway. I had my camera with me, turned around to talk to him and ask if he minded if I took his photo. He said he it was okay; most people tend to once you ask them.

Galway Man

10 Jan

Let’s Get Married (Úna and Tony wedding part 2)

In d. People & Animals,e. Weddings by admin / January 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

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

07 Jan

Take Me To Church (Úna and Tony wedding part 1)

In d. People & Animals,e. Weddings by admin / January 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

I photographed Tony and Úna’s wedding in Cork just before Christmas, including the bride and groom getting ready in their houses. I enjoyed this as it’s less formulaic than photographing the ceremony in a church and it’s nice for the couple to have memories of getting ready. I’m very good friends with the couple so it was a relaxed afair (as much as that’s possible) and I think it made it easier for them that they know the photograpaher.

This is the first set of photographs from their big day, the rest will follow soon. Black and white works excellently for wedding photographs but I decided to keep the last two in colour. They’re of Úna, the bride when she was finished getting ready so she deserves to be seen in all her glory in colour!

Post title ‘Take Me To Church’ is a song by Irish artist Hozier. It’s his breakthrough single, after going viral on YouTube and Reddit.

16 Nov

Autumn Changes

In d. People & Animals by admin / November 16, 2013 / 0 Comments

It might be the middle of November but there’s still loads of ‘Autumn’ leaves with great red, orange, yellow colours.

The grass was dry so I asked Conor to lie down quickly for me and was happy with this photo.

Autumn Changes

Autumn Changes is a song by Donna Summer

01 Nov

Autumn Leaves

In d. People & Animals,f. Nature & Sky by admin / November 1, 2013 / 0 Comments

Summer is well and truly gone and autumn is here.
Which is great fun for kids to play in the leaves. I went for a wander with Conor after a heavy downpour, he was wearing his waterproof pants so could splash as much as he wanted. As you can see he had great fun playing in the trees and in the autumn leaves

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves is a song title by the artist Eva Cassidy

13 Sep

Cork hurlilng fan at GAA hurling final (Old Hat)

In d. People & Animals by admin / September 13, 2013 / 0 Comments

I saw this man on the way to Croke Park last Sunday and stopped to speak to him for a minute & ask if I could take his photo. He told me that his hat was almost 60 years old and that he wears it to all Cork games.

All Ireland Final 2013 (1)

Old Hat is a song title by Ben Kweller

20 Aug

Singing- Steve Wall of The Stunning

In d. People & Animals,j. Music concerts by admin / August 20, 2013 / 2 Comments

Steve Wall of The Stunning rocking on the main stage at The Volvo Ocean Race festival in Galway City

Post title ‘singing’ is a song title from the great, great band The Tindersticks

06 Aug

Galway Races (Look away, look away, look away)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / August 6, 2013 / 2 Comments

One of the things I love about the Galway Races is the mixed crowds; loads of country farmers and thousands upon thousands of young people dressed up to the nines. I like the old gentleman looking away as the two women walk past.

After I posted this someone said it’d look good in black and white so I’ve added it after the colour.
Which do you prefer?

Galway Races

Black and White

Galway Races Best Dressed

Look away, look away, look away are lyrics taken from the song ‘Look Away’ by Big Country.

23 May

Connacht Rugby Players (Men At Work)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals,h. Sport by admin / May 23, 2013 / 0 Comments

A big thanks to Connacht Rugby Club who gave me a Press Pass for the last Rabo Direct Pro 12 league of the season. Connacht lost to Glasgow Warrior 20-3 on a wet night at The Sportsground in Galway.

Players in the photograph are (left to right) Eoin McKeon, Ronan Loughney, Brett Wilkinson, Kieran Marmion and Michael Swift

Connacht Rugby Players

Men At Work is the title of an Australian band, who had ‘that’ hit song ‘Down Under. They are the only Australian artist to have a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single in the United States

12 May

Galway vs Glasgow Warriors (Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals,h. Sport by admin / May 12, 2013 / 1 Comment

Connacht rugby club played their last game of the Rabo Direct Pro 12 season at The Sportsground in Galway against The Glasgow Warriors. Glasgow Warriors won the rugby match 20-3. DTH van der Merwe and Sean Mullins scored the tries for Glasgow Warriors
It was Eric Elwood’s last game as manager and over 6,000 spectators turned up on a wet evening.

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants is an album title from Oasis.

04 May

Eric Elwood’s end at Connacht Rugby (Thanks for all the joy)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / May 4, 2013 / 2 Comments

Tonight was Eric Elwood’s last game in charge of Connacht Rubgy club.
Eric Elwood is a former rugby player who was capped first for Ireland over 150 times and joined Connacht Rugby club at the start of the 2010 season.

Eric Elwood Connacht

Please click here to view more of my photographs from the Connacht vs Glasgow Warriors match
Thank for for all the joy are lyrics from Thank You For The Music, a song by Abba

30 Apr

Brussels Holiday (Brussels Sprouts)

In d. People & Animals by admin / April 30, 2013 / 1 Comment

Brussels, Beer, Chocolate

A BIG thank you to Today FM and Leonidas Chocolate for our great holiday.
Last year I was lucky enough to win a 5 night, 5 star holiday in Brussels on Today FM in conjunction with Leonidas Chocolate. Included was a beer tour, a waling chocolate tour and even a chocolate workshop. And a visit to a new city meant a chance for me to wander around snapping photos. Beer, chocolate and photography- heaven!

Some friends joined us on the holiday and we had a great time. I’d highly recommend Brussles as a place to visit; great beer and waffles, lovley city to just wander around in.

“Brussels Sprouts” is a song by by Lionel Hampton, a Jazz giant from the 1930’s. (I give all my blog posts related musical titles.

20 Apr

Sleeping at Brussels Airport (Starting and then stopping, Taking off and landing, The emptiest of feelings)

In d. People & Animals by admin / April 20, 2013 / 0 Comments

While at Brussels airport waiting for my flight back to Ireland I noticed a lot of people sleeping on benches. So, of course, I thought they’d make interesting photographs.

Brussels airport sleeping

Brussels airport lounge

Brussels airport

Brussels airport sleep

Starting and then stopping, Taking off and landing, The emptiest of feelings are lyrics from the song ‘Let Down’ by the great, great Radiohead

09 Apr

Brussels Skateboarding Park (Heaven Is a Halfpipe)

Brussels Skateboarding Park

During my recent holiday in Brussels I came across a skateboarding park and snapped some photos of the kids hanging out there.
I returned two days later with my sports lens and some dedicated time to capture the skateboarders in action. But, unfortunately there was only a few very young kids there and they weren’t throwing any great shapes. Still, I like the vibe in these photos and think I caught the ‘too cool for school’ attitude of the kids.

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brussels skateboard park

brussels skateboarding park

Heaven Is A Halfpipe is a song by OPM

29 Mar

View from The Kop at Anfield (Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool)

In d. People & Animals by admin / March 29, 2013 / 0 Comments

Liverpool F.C. mightn’t be the giants of English football that they once were but they’re still a giant club fan-wise. Here’s a few more photos from my trip to Liverpool in Janurary.

liverpool fc flags

the kop anfield

liverpool fc hat

Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool are lyrics from a chant the fans sing

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

12 Mar

Hit The Parade (Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Galway)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / March 12, 2013 / 1 Comment

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Galway

This post is from last year but it’s one of my facourite photographs from 2012 and Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up again soon so I’m reposting it.

I know I’m a bit late with posting this but better late than never with my photo from Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. I was at the parade with my family so could only manage a hopeful snap here and there (not easy with an almost 2 year old on my shoulders…)
Luckily for me I had perfect timing with this photo and captured a nice reflection of the crowd in the musician’s trumpet.

Post title taken from the song ‘Hit The Parade’, from the album Bedlam a Go-Go by Something Happens, an Irish band from the late 1980s – early 1990s. I remember seeing them at Lark By The Lee in 1984 or 1985, a free music festival in Cork. Lead singer Tom Dunne had a very successful radio show on Today FM but unfortunately has now moved to a weekday morning slot on Newstalk. With Donal Dineen and Tom Dunne gone from music shows the Irish airwaves are a lot poorer for quality music

27 Feb

An Carnmore hurling (They Might Be Giants)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals,h. Sport by admin / February 27, 2013 / 0 Comments

Photographs of An Carnmore, a Galway hurling club, goalkeeper C Fahy during a quiet period a game against Craughwell.

galway hurling

carnmore hurling

They Might Be Giants is the name of the happy, happy band, most famous for ‘Birdhouse In Your Soul.

06 Feb

My favourite photographs from 2012 (Hall Of Fame)

In d. People & Animals by admin / February 6, 2013 / 1 Comment

My favourite photographs from 2012

I know it’s February so this is a bit old but here’s a video I created showcasing some of my favourite photographs from 2012.

My two highlights of the year were
1. I shot two weddings last year (some photos included in the video).

2. I was suprised and delighted to have a photograph of a man outside The Crane bar in Galway featured in the L.A. Times Travel section.

Anyway, I hope you had a great 2012 and enjoyed my photographs. Thanks for looking.

Hall Of Fame is a song title from The Script Featuring will.i.am

21 Jan

Liverpool Remember 96 (With Hope In Your Heart)

In b. Abstract/Arty,d. People & Animals by admin / January 21, 2013 / 0 Comments

Liverpool Remember 96

The 1989 Hillsborough disaster was a human crush which occurred during the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. The crush resulted in the deaths of 96 people and injuries to 766 others. The incident remains the worst stadium-related disaster in British history and one of the world’s worst football disasters.

The Hillsborough Independent Panel concluded that no Liverpool fans were responsible in any way for the disaster, and that its main cause was a “lack of police control” and crowd safety was “compromised at every level” and overcrowding issues had been recorded two years earlier. The panel concluded that “up to 41” of the 96 who perished might have survived had the emergency services’ reactions and co-ordination been improved.

Post Title is taken from the song You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers. It’s the Liverpool F.C. anthem and in this post it refers to the fans not giving up until the full truth came out.

06 Jan

Dublin Street Photography (Sidewalking)

In d. People & Animals by admin / January 6, 2013 / 1 Comment

Some of my attempts at street photography, taken on the Boards.ie Photography Photo Walk in Dublin in December of last year.

Street photography is harder than I thought, or at least there’s a learning/confidence curve. When you look at photos of street photography one thinks it’s simple but when you’re standing a few feet away from a stranger it’s harder than you think to point your camera at them and click. Obviously, the smaller the camera you have and the more subtle you are the easier it is.

Sidewalking is a song title from a Jesus And Mary Chain song

24 Dec

Merry Christmas Everyone

In d. People & Animals by admin / December 24, 2012 / 0 Comments

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Happy Christmas from Galway

Post title ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ is a popular festive song by the Welsh singer-songwriter Shakin’ Stevens.

03 Dec

People’s Art Stephen’s Green (Endless Art)

In d. People & Animals by admin / December 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

I took part in a photowalk last Saturday around Dublin City. There’ll be many more photos to follow but here’s one for now. The People’s Art Exhibition around Stephen’s Green was on and these ladies were enjoying themselves and browsing.

Endless Art is a song from the Irish band A-House

12 Nov

Galway Blackrock Swim (Swimming)

In a. Galway,d. People & Animals by admin / November 12, 2012 / 0 Comments

This is Martin Burke, a hardy swimmer at the diving board at Blackrock, Salthill, Galway. He came out of the water and casually said “It’s lovely in there.” The Diving Board at Blackrock, Salthill is a very popular swimming and diving location with locals (and tourists in the summer). I’ve only been in there once and that was with a wetsuit on.

Swimming is a song title of a song by Florence and The Machine

07 Nov

Movember Rain -Please vote for me in Movember competition

In d. People & Animals by admin / November 7, 2012 / 0 Comments

Movember

It’s November which means that it’s Movember; a month where men grow a moustache for the month. The goal is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. €92.4 million was raised globally last year. Within Ireland €1.7 million was raised with the money going to The Irish Cancer Society.

I’ll be growing a beautiful moustache for the month.
If you’re on Facebook could you take 1 minute to vote for me in this Movember competition?

If you’d like to see how it/she’s growing or to donate some money for charity click here.
Thanks in advance!
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Movember moustache

04 Nov

The Wedding Present Seamonsters,Róisín Dubh

In d. People & Animals by admin / November 4, 2012 / 4 Comments

The great, great band that are The Wedding Present played their Seamonsters album live at Róisín Dubh in Galway tonight. A very entertaining night for the packed house.

Wedding Present, Roisin Dubh

18 Oct

Young Galway Hurler (I’m gonna knock you out, Mama said knock you out)

In d. People & Animals by admin / October 18, 2012 / 0 Comments

Jumping on the bandwagon? The Gawlay hurling team lost the All Ireland Hurling Final this September (after a replay) and now I see kids everywhere sporting hurls. We even bought one for our 2 /12 year old son Conor. And he loves it!

If we got a 3D scan when my wife was pregnant I woulnd’t have been suprised if there was a ball or toy car in the scan. Most health plans in Ireland include discount scans, something most people don’t even know. A lot of locations now offer Pregnancy scans dublin, like Ultrasound Dimensions – 3D Scans and Pregnancy scan ultrasound centre in Dublin.

This photo was taken with an iPhone. Sometimes it’s about what’s captured and not the quailty of the photo…..

Post title is some lyrics from LL Cole J ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’.

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

09 Oct

Smile Like You Mean It (Enda Kenny Joker)

In d. People & Animals by admin / October 9, 2012 / 0 Comments

Enda Kenny looking very shifty and resembling The Joker.

Post title is a song title from The Killers.

27 Jul

Any way you run, you run before us, Black and white horse arching among us (Zebra at Dublin Zoo)

In d. People & Animals by admin / July 27, 2012 / 0 Comments

The post title are lyrics from the song ‘Zebra’, from the album ‘Teen Dream’ by Beach House.

22 Jul

It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight

In d. People & Animals by admin / July 22, 2012 / 0 Comments

An Amur tiger relaxing in Dublin Zoo. The largest in length and the heaviest of all cats, Amur tigers also have the thickest fur to protect them from the bitter cold of their habitat. Humans are their only predators and, although legally protected, they are still killed for their fur and body parts for use in traditional eastern medicines and as ornaments or charms. Estimates of their numbers in the wild range from as low as 150 to over 400.

Post title is taken from ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, the Survivor song made world famous by Rocky 3.

19 Jul

Kitchen aromas aren’t very homely, It’s not comforting, cheery or kind

In d. People & Animals by admin / July 19, 2012 / 0 Comments

Post title is taken from the song ‘Meat Is Murder’ by The Smiths.

17 Jul

Heifer whines could be human cries, Closer comes the screaming knife

In d. People & Animals by admin / July 17, 2012 / 2 Comments

Post title is taken from the song ‘Meat Is Murder’ by The Smiths.

11 Jul

Into The Sea (Cope Galway Triathlon 2012)

In d. People & Animals by admin / July 11, 2012 / 0 Comments

A participant takes a cool down in Galway Bay after completing The Cope Galway Triathlon.

Post title is lyrics from the song ‘Lovecats’ by The Cure

09 Jul

Fitter. Happier (Cope Galway Traithlon 2012)

In d. People & Animals,h. Sport by admin / July 9, 2012 / 1 Comment

The Cope Galway Triathlon took place on Sunday, 8th of July in Salthill, Galway. Geraghty Ruaidhri, pictured below, won with a time of 1 hour and 6 minutes

Post title is the song title of a stunning song by Radiohead, taken from their amazingly great album “OK Computer”.

19 Jun

Smile Like You Mean It

In d. People & Animals by admin / June 19, 2012 / 0 Comments

A portrait of an extremely happy looking man. he was working on the Baltimore (County Cork) to Cape Clear Ferry.

Post title is a song title from The Killers, taken from their 2004 smash hit album ‘Hot Fuss’.

13 Jun

At The Edge Of The Sea

In d. People & Animals,g.Colourful by admin / June 13, 2012 / 1 Comment

A photo of Conor, my son, looking peaceful on a stoney beach just up the coast from Calp (Calpe), Spain. It’s a very simple photo but it’s the simplicity of it that I like; calm colours, obvious composition and square lines and of course the impression of tranquility.

Post title ‘At The Edge Of The Sea’ is a song from the album ‘Tommy’ by The Wedding Present. Who are touring and performing their Seamonsters album later this year.

17 May

Tell Me Now What’s A V.I.P. ( Enda Kenny )

In d. People & Animals by admin / May 17, 2012 / 0 Comments

The taoiseach of Ireland, Enda Kenny was in Galway to announce 200 new jobs for Merit Medical Systems.

I took some photographs of the new Merit Medical Systems building last year as it was being built, they can be found here and here.

I managed to get some photographs of him leaving the Merit Medical Systems building and entering his car. I only had a few seconds so shot in continuous drive. I didn’t get any proper portrait so decided to play around with what I had and came up with this collage.

Post title is taken from the song V.I.P, from the very enjoyable new album How About I Be Me (And You Be You).

22 Apr

Bait and Switch ( Heron Bird )

In d. People & Animals by admin / April 22, 2012 / 1 Comment

I had a very relaxing weekend away in Westport and went for an early morning wander with my camera.
This heron was standing under a bridge but flew away as I approached so I thought my chance of a photograph was gone. But it rested by the bank of the river in great light for me. I’m very happy with this photo, light seems just right to me.

Post title is taken from the song titled Bait and Switch by The Shins. I’ve used this title as the heron stands so still that people often think it’s not a real bird. (Thanks to Emily Gallagher for telling me it’s a heron).