Shot down in Garretstown Beach last year. Connectivity continues to be a problem so this will be short.
The crowds watch a festival in Union Square, San Francisco. I’m not sure who Chris is but I’m guessing he’s a rugby player?
Hmm, Flickr are still mangling the image URL. I hope they fix it soon.
Fianna Fail, “The Republican Party”, had an office on the Grand Parade in Cork for years. Last time I looked the building was derelict. Anyone want to compare the state of their Cork office to their policies or chances in the next election?
Fianna Fail have been in power almost continuously for as long as I remember and before that of course. Will you vote for them?
This is next door to no 48 pictured yesterday.
I like this: May Day in California. Great street shots.
No. 48 on Grand Parade Cork is an old disused building near the Goat Broke Loose. It’s also next door to the old location of Fianna Fail’s Cork office.
This is another photo of Ruby, a springer spaniel that lives in Myrtleville. This time she followed us over to Fennell’s Bay where she dashed off into the shallows after stones. She was deliriously happy!
Unfortunately the same could not be said for a group of teenagers higher up on the beach who threw stones at us and into the water very close to us. Their malevolent laughter spoiled that moment for us and put us in real danger. They weren’t locals and by their accents it wasn’t hard to figure out where in Cork they were from.
There’s more of Ruby here and here. We were down in Myrtleville last weekend and didn’t see her at all. I hope she’s ok and was tucked up at home in front of the fire instead of at a cold and wet beach.
Congratulations to Gavin@Headphoneland for winning best photoblog at last night’s Irish Blog Awards! Get well soon!
There’s definitely something up with Flickr’s “Blog This” function. The URL of the image it passed to my blog was borked and displayed the infamous, “This photo is currently unavailable”. I reported it yesterday but I guess it’ll take longer than that to fix.
The ever vexxing question of privacy arrises on Kevin’s blog here and here. In the USA it’s perfectly ok to use someone’s image for non commercial usage as long as the photo was taken in a public place. I can understand why that woman is suing Yahoo! but I guess it’s the money she wants rather than protecting her privacy. (Is there a difference?) I covered the issue in the past, where things could be a little different in Ireland – the expectation of privacy extends to a private conversation in a public place. Vexxing indeed!
The Digital Photography Show interviewed Bert Krages, the author of the PDF, The Photographer’s Right on the subject of photographer’s rights. I haven’t listened yet but it should be good as he knows his stuff. Obviously laws will change from place to place so do some research locally before shooting on the street! The interview is also mentioned here and here.
Flowers in the Peace Park in Cork flourish in the early April sunlight last year. Does anyone recognise this one?
Good luck to everyone competing at the Blog Awards tonight and have a great night regardless!
What the hell! Flickr gave me a dud URL again. That’s three in a row. Time to complain.
Kristy asked for a desktop sized version so here’s a 1024×768 version that is the proper dimensions for a standard desktop. Most of my photos have a 1.5 ratio between sides so I had to crop this to 1.33. Please if you use it, leave in my name and URL at bottom of the image. Thanks!
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It’s good to look down sometimes. I think this was used to hold a decorative safety pole but I don’t remember ever seeing it used. There are poles on the other side of this narrow street however.
The street of course is Paul Street behind Waterstones.
I was going to blog that yesterday was World Book Day but time ran out for me and the power cut didn’t help my motivation much. Nevertheless, Cearta.ie blogged it. Check out some of my photos from last year’s World Book Day celebration!
In my younger days when I was out on the town on a Friday or Saturday night with the rest of the crowd, “The Goat Broke Loose” was an occasional watering hole for me and my friends. It started out well, with a good mix of customers, although if memory serves there were a lot of preening ladies there too interested in looking in a mirror to notice a poor altruistic open source developer like myself!
In later years the pub became known as a place where a younger clientèle would gather to drink. Unfortunately for them it closed a few years ago but they all moved on of course to a new spot. I suspect it will be redeveloped because it is right next to the now closed Grand Parade Hotel and the City Library which is going to get a major new make over in the coming months if planning goes through.
Well, that was strange. I published my post and the url to my image changed. I had to copy/paste it from it’s Flickr page again. First time that’s happened.
Links I like:
- The “Beauty Function” For a More Beautiful You
- I take photees ! by Lili Forberg, a freelance photographer in Dublin. She has some great shots, including behind the scenes shots of model shoots.
- Web-based Photoshop on the Way – Pixenate and other online editors will give it a run for the money but it’ll be interesting to see how this shakes things up.
- Co Cork sunset by Treasa Lynch. Definitely worth missing 10 minutes of that game!
- They Just Went Home For The Night are photos from Rover’s Longbridge plant in the UK. Michael Scott of Photo Addiction took the photos while Collin provides the text on this eery post.
- The New Portrait: A Study in Three Parts – how 10 photographers approach taking portraits. Great gallery, pity it opens in a too-small popup.
- Be careful what you sign – when you sign a contract you could be signing away all your rights, but it could be illegal. Read carefully.
- Watch what you say and how you act – this applies to any profession. The person walking next to you to aa meeting could be the new client.
- A review of Smugmug. I have a Deviantart store where you can buy some of my prints. I haven’t sold any yet but I don’t try hard. Have you sold prints from your photoblog?
- Videos from Fosdem are now online including one on GEGL, the graphics library the GIMP will eventually use.
On her lunch break she smiles instead of smoking, at least for a moment.
This is the second and final image of the Lady on her break series. If you look very carefully at the window you’ll see my face, my hand, and the back of Jacinta’s head as we walked past. Thanks for the comments yesterday!