It was a quiet, wet dull day in Galway and I was stuck indoors. With nowhere to go and nothing to do I was tidying up the kitchen and was struck by the contrast between the colourful straws (my 4 year old daughter LOVES straws, they make her face light up. Of course she wants the pink ones) and the grey sky outside. So I decided to much around and try to take some happy, colourful photos.
The straws photo was taken with a standard compact camera. Someday I’ll buy a dedicated macro lens for my Pentax dSLR but for now the compact seems to go a good job. I bought extermely cheap extension tubes a while back but had problems with them and never managed to get them to work. I should just throw them out (or beat them to a pulp)…
This is my last set from the Limerick Photowalk (I promise!). These aren’t the leftovers, I have loads of them, trust me. The theme of this set is colour. It was a dull, rainy day in Limerick so I sought to seek out colour amongst the drabness and dullness.
It was a very pleasurable walk and nice to see some first-timers join us. I’m looking forward to the next one already.
Also here’s a video of some of my photos from the photowalk- Limerick Photowalk video.
Blue skies above?
Photos, photos, photos (Elalgallery Photograpy gallery in the Milk Market)
And finally just a ‘funny’ one
At work one of our current competition categories is ‘Abstract’.
These are two I took at home tonight.
The sunset through my back door. It remiinds me of the Russian-born American abstract painter Rothko. ( I bought my wife a Rothko poster years ago.)
This one was just messing around but I kind of like it. It’s my breath, taken standing outside my back door in the (very) cold.