The Stanley Super 800 crowd

The crowd went mad cheering and shouting when filming of Stanley Super 800’s Gatecrashing video finally stopped.

You wouldn’t believe how many takes a music video takes but they were as vibrant and cheerful at the end as at the start! Amazing!

Image processed through the “Urban Acid” plugin that appeared on the GIMP Users mailing list last week. Nice effect!

The green chair

Are you comfortable sir? Please sit down and the lift will descend in a moment.

A chair sits in a service lift on the sidewalk outside my hotel in San Francisco. The chair looked so out of place in the urban environment I had to shoot it!

How much is your camera worth?

On Saturday I took my Canon 20D into a camera shop here in Cork and asked how much they’d give for it as a trade in against a Canon 40D.

After a few minutes I found out the disappointing answer. €300. Depreciation is a bitch isn’t it? The Canon 40D body is €1200 here. I need to start saving.

In other camera news, the M/AF switch on my wide angle Sigma lens fell off! I noticed it gone this afternoon and can’t find the switch anywhere. Hopefully it won’t be too expensive to replace.

Randles Court Starlights

We stayed in The Randles Court Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry last February and one night I wandered out to take a few shots.

This was a long exposure shot, with the aperture closed down as much as possible to f/22.

Lovely hotel too!