Braving the water at Garrettstown

The weather for the first 3 and a bit months of this year have been miserable. It’s been raining, and cold and windy and miserable. The sun has poked through the clouds for a few days at a time, or more usually in between rain showers it would brighten slightly before the clouds gathered for another onslaught. So, even though there was a good possibility of rain and the forecast said there were 54km/h winds yesterday I decided we should go to the beach! Luckily it wasn’t freezing but the wind was almost enough to blow us off our feet and it whipped the sea up into a churning mess… Read More

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Red Heart

A model walks down a catwalk in Union Square, San Francisco, July 27th 2007. I was in the city with Automattic and we stayed in a nearby hotel so Union Square was a good spot to get photos. Can’t remember what occasion this fashion show was on for. I think it may have been some fashion school or something! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 162mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Hank Wedel and band in the Castle Hotel, Blarney

Hank Wedel´╗┐ and band at the Castle Hotel in Blarney on Sunday night. The band played a blinder despite the fact there was next to no room for them. These photos weren’t me walking up to them and sticking a camera in their faces, I had to lean back! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/50s

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The Camel Riders

Here’s Lenny, Kevin and Eoin (l-r) of Polldaddy fame riding on camels in Marrakesh, Morocco a few weeks ago. The ride was through wasteland adjoining a rich neighbourhood of Marrakesh where celebrities have their homes. When you hear that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in town they’re not staying in the Medina, that’s for sure! The wasteland was surreal. Dusty rubble strewn ground dotted with palm trees and you may see a tractor pulling a water tank for the trees. The houses for the most part are surrounded by tall walls and are gated but from the back of a camel you can look over (and see more palm… Read More

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The St Patrick’s Day Parade 2013 in Blarney

Just a few photos from the short but colourful and noisy St Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney this year. This parade proved more popular than other years as cars parked as far away as the park I live in. I don’t remember that ever happening before! Well done to everyone who took part! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 179mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Windswept in Reykjavik

One of the many buildings in Reykjavik, Iceland that are battered by the harsh weather there. You wouldn’t know it by looking at the sky here but it was quite cold when I took the photo. I think it was at the end of a short photowalk around the city centre when our fingers were numb with cold. Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/400s

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A woman and her phone

A young woman concentrates on her phone in a London Tube station while our train was momentarily stopped. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/100s

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Marrakesh Rooftop City

A view of some nearby rooftops and a stunning sunset over Marrakesh, Morocco. In black and white I know, but I have a few more shots of the same sky coming! This was shot from Riad O2 in the city where Polldaddy recently stayed. In the Medina many (most?) of the houses are jam packed in next to each other. We had to take a winding alley way from the main road to the building, going left, right, left, right, left (and maybe 2 more turns?) to get there. Like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. What’s Marrakesh like? The medina is the old fortified town which is where we were… Read More

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A Berber Village in Morocco from the Air

A Berber village in a valley outside Marrakesh in Morocco. Another of the hot air balloon shots from Wednesday. It was so peaceful drifting overhead, we could hear animals calling and see people looking up. There were hardly any motorised vehicles at all. All those buildings, except for the mosque, were made of mud and straw. Look around you, how different is your life from theirs? Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

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