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Checking the prisoner

Checking the prisoner “I’m so tired. They’ve had me locked up here for years. I’m in solitary confinement for my sins. I was set up I tell you! It wasn’t me!” A tourist looks in on a cell in Alcatraz in the solitary confinement wing. Luckily I was able to walk out immediately. Not a […]

A resident of Alcatraz

A resident of Alcatraz Alcatraz Island is now inhabited by the birds and I presume security staff but I think the birds have a better life with all the tourists around hefting lunches and sandwiches from the mainland. Imagine the scene, me and a few of the others scrambling to get a shot of this […]

Looking onto Freedom

Looking onto Freedom A young woman talks on her mobile phone while looking out a barred window in Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco. Walking through the prison was quite an experience, especially as tourists like myself took photos and listened to the audio tour while wandering. It was easy to imagine how awful incarceration must be […]

S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien

S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien The Liberty Ship S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien lies anchored at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. It’s visible to all the tourists boarding the ferry to Alcatraz and is open to the public. I didn’t get a chance to look inside, but ssjeremiahobrien.org makes me wish I did. She was one of the […]

California, San Francisco CA

California, San Francisco CA California, a street in San Francisco near where we were staying last August. This was taken after a great lunch in a nearby restaurant with some of the WordPress guys in a Burmese restaurant – Mark Jaquith, Markr (the support guy formally known as Podz), Andy and of course Matt. Excellent […]

Looking down from on high

Looking down from on high Looking down on a street in San Francisco. You wouldn’t want to be afraid of heights walking around on top of a building! We all want to see what the neighbours are up to and living in a high building is the perfect opportunity of peeping-toms everywhere. You can see […]

Have bike, will travel

Have bike, will travel As you can imagine, I was quite tired by the time I got to San Francisco! Picture above was taken just down from my Bird flying by photo. I know there are lots of awkward lines in this shot but the line of the Golden Gate Bridge is just about horizontal. […]

Bird flying by

Bird flying by A gull flies off after an inconsiderate photographer runs after it to shoot it. Beats having the kids do the running eh? They might fall! This was taken in San Francisco, and that’s The Golden Gate Bridge in the background. I went through my shots from my August trip a few days […]

Pog Mo Thoin san Daingean

Pog Mo Thoin san Daingean “Kiss my ass!” That’s what “póg mo thóin” means. This is from a shop display in Dingle, Co. Kerry. The town, also known by it’s Irish name, An Daingean, is in an Irish speaking part of the country collectively known as An Gaeltacht. If you’re interested, you’d probably pronounce “póg […]

Happy child in the water

Happy child in the water A very happy boy runs through the incoming tide at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry. The tide came in suddenly forcing all the adults back but it brought a big smile to this youngster’s face! Originally shot in colour with the sun behind the boy, I had to brighten the image […]

Travel Advice for Photographers

Ed Carreon shares the travel tips he and other professional photographers have learned over the years while abroad. Even if you’re just going on holiday, then the health tips here are worth a read. (via)