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
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
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
Arthurs Day refers to a series of music events which were first organised in 2009 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Guinness brewing company by its owner Diageo plc.
Guinness Arthurs Day falls on the 27th of September this year and features some really big international acts including Fayboy Slim, Primal Scream, Munford and Sons, Texas and more.
It’s an amazingly great marketing ploy by Diageo and must be worth millions upon millions in publicity.
These are some photos from a recent trip to The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.
Post title is a song title by Christy Moore.
A panoramic photography of Lahinch Beach with surfers and budding surfers. Click on the image to view a larger sized photo.
Post title is taken from the song “Surfing USA” by The Beach Boys.