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01 Mar

SAP Walldorf Architecture

In k.Buildings & Architecture by admin / March 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

SAP Walldorf Architecture

SAP SE is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP SE headquarters are in Walldorf, Germany and is home to over 14,000 employees in multiple buildings.

In this set I wanted to reduce the buildings to simple lines and patterns. The first photo (SAP building 21) provides you with an idea of what some of the buildings look like; the rest are somewhat abstract but still striking. By converting the photos to black and white removes further distractions and allows you to simply appreciate the simplicity of the lines and patterns. Run Simple is the new slogan of SAP and these photos do ‘run simple’.

SAP Walldorf building 21

SAP Walldorf abstract architecture

SAP Germany building

SAP Walldorf

SAP Walldorf walkway bridge

SAP Abstract

SAP walkway

SAP abstract architecture

SAP architecture

SAP Walldorf building 1

SAP building Walldorf

SAP Walldorf buildings

SAP Walldorf building 19

20 Jan

Galway Bay Seascape abstract

In a. Galway,b. Abstract/Arty by admin / January 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

This seascape abstract photo mightn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, I’m guessing that a lot of people will think it’s dull and drab. But some people might really like it; I do anyway. It’s a slightly long exposure (1/40 second) photo of a small wave, the water in Galway Bay and an overcast sky. I was hoping for a sunny day so I’d have a bright blue sky, blue water and capture a bright photo; this is the opposite.

So, why do I like this seascape abstract photo? The simplicity and serenity; I find it extremely calming as there’s nothing to grab your eye’s attention. The straight line near the top of the photo and the line of the crest of the small wave create a pattern of kinds. It reminds me, very vaguely of Rhein II by Andreas Gursky (which at $4.3 million, was the world’s most expensive photo for a period of time). You can own Galway Bay Seascape Abstract for over 1/100,000 the cost!

seascape abstract

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

21 May

Photo of The Day at

In a. Galway,f. Nature & Sky by admin / May 21, 2014 / 1 Comment


I’m happy to say that my landscape photo of trees in Galway got nominated photo of the day at, the Irish Photo website.


03 Apr

Abstract Chairs

In b. Abstract/Arty by admin / April 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

Most of the time scenes, objects to photograph are obvious and everyone can spot them; the beautiful landscape, a stunning building etc. I don’t have any one particular style of photography, I tend to photograph anything and everything that cathes my eye. I do seem to enjoy finding something less obvious and capturing it.

I think this abstract photo of a stack of chairs is a good example. They were stacked under a doorway somewhere in the Albert Docks in Liverpool. I like the patterns created and how a simple stack of chairs can become something abstract and worth photographing (to me anyway.)


24 Jan

The Birds- Starling Birds Starlings murmuration in Galway

In f. Nature & Sky by admin / January 24, 2014 / 2 Comments

Every year thousands of starlings fly in patterns above Lackagh, Galway. This is called murmation and is amazing to watch.
I tried to capture the spirit and fear from Alfred Hitchcocks classic film The Birds. The birds look almost like an invasion of fighter planes in the sky.

starling murmation galway (1)

starling murmation galway (2)

starling murmation galway (3)

starling murmation galway (4)

starling murmation galway

The Birds was the title of a 1960’s popular rhythm and blues band from the UK that contained the (in)famous Ronnie Wood.

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

14 Apr

I can tell that we are gonna be friends

In d. People & Animals by admin / April 14, 2012 / 0 Comments

Post title is taken from the song “We’re gonna be friends” by The White Stripes.

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,

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

10 Mar

Horse outside

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

horse eating

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.
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’.

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)

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.

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
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 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.

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.

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

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