People of the Blarney Half Marathon

This couple posed for me as they walked along the Waterloo Road. I’d venture to say he probably ran the half marathon in less than 90 minutes.

We chatted for a few minutes near the finish line while runners streamed past. He finished in 1hr 26mins. Next time I’m bringing a notepad and a pen to get names!

Two lads well on the way to recovery after the half marathon in Blarney. Under the scorching sun I don’t know how they managed to run it in 1hr 35mins!

The annual Blarney Half Marathon was held yesterday under a blistering sun. Ireland enjoyed a week of superb weather and yesterday could have been the hottest. The race started at 11am and runners followed a course around Blarney, finishing on Waterloo Road sometime after noon. I have nothing but admiration for those guys. All I wanted to do was sit in the shade an enjoy a cool drink! More photos to come tomorrow.

After the Blarney Half Marathon

Four runners who took part in today’s half-marathon in Blarney rest after their ordeal. They were too out of breath to talk but kindly consented to having their photo taken.

More photos to come tomorrow!

Charity photo exhibit in Mallow

The Mayor of Mallow, Cllr. Noel O’Connor at Mallow Library at the start of the Mallow Camera Club photography exhibit.

Members of Mallow Camera Club and the public gather at the photo exhibit in the Library.

Sean O’Riordan talks about the trip to South Africa with the Niall Mellon Township Trust.

My photo of Brendan O’Carroll in the top left!

The photography exhibit last night was a great success. I don’t think there were any sales, but it was nice to see everyone again, and the number of babies prompted a few people to comment that the club should get a creche in ..

John Doheny has updated the original announcement post with more photos. Thanks to Damien and Donal for linking back to my post. Hopefully someone will remember over the next few weeks that the exhibit is in the library and pop in for a look!

Update! Thanks Conor and Tom for linking too!

Passenger Zone

No parking between signs .. hotel guests with big bags approaching. Handle with care!

Shot outside the hotel the out-of-towners in Automattic stayed in while in San Francisco!

Don’t forget the exhibit in Mallow I mentioned in my gallery update starts tonight. I gave it a plug on too so hopefully we’ll see a healthy number of visitors.

First RAW converter to support Canon 40D?

I received an email yesterday from Bibble Labs. They’ve updated their very popular raw converter to support the Canon 40D. Could they be the first to market with that support? I don’t know, but the new version is free for existing users and it’s a simple upgrade.

Go try out the time limited trial version if you’re itching to play with your new camera’s RAW files!

Here’s the change log for this release:

Added support for Canon 40D, including sRaw and Tethering.
Added support for Pentax K100D Super
Added support for Fujifilm FinePix E550
Changed Chroma-sub sampling to 1:1 for jpegs > 85 quality
Fixed memory leak causing crash when working with many Olympus files.
Fixed issue with window position not being remembered when it was stretched across two monitors
Fixed issue with images from repaired Canon 350D not being recognized
Fixed issue with trailing white space in a rename string causing a warning dialog to appear
Tweaked Oly 410/510 color profile and default tone curve. (Be sure to purge your cache and reset custom WB’s)
Added extra verification before the original is deleted in Copy queues
Added Lens: Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
Added Lens: PENTAX 70mm 2,4 Objectiv
Added Lens: Tamron 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 AF Di-II LD

Jesus Christ still loves you

A year ago I photographed this man holding the sign saying Jesus Christ Loves You in San Francisco. Amazingly he’s still in the same spot. That’s dedication for you!