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Late to the photowalk – 365

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Phil organised a photowalk recently and I turned up very late, so late in fact everyone was finished up for the day. On my catch up to them I snapped this in St Patrick’s Cathedral.

St Patrick's Cathedral

(October 10th)


Japfest at Mondello Park – ahem somewhat late

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

This is the last of my epic catch-up tonight (which has involved mixing up of dates and forgetting where I was in the 365) anyway there’s nothing I can do or want to do about that now.

So the last of my catch-up evening is from our photowalk in Mondello Park organised by John Fair, the Sales and Marketing Manager at the park. Ridiculously I still have some car pics from the day to sort out, which I have sat down to do on a couple of occasions but I will get them sorted (only a month late!).

I am far from a car enthusiast and like the first time I was at the National Ploughing Championship the day was a real eye-opener for me, all in a good way.

The weather at the beginning of the day was at best murky but it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the many people who travelled out for the day. And despite the weather, the mud and lots of walking about, there were plenty of high heels and mad glamour, and I am just not talking about the promotion people (when I say people I do actually mean young women).

The first part of the day took place in one of the corporate suites which was a fantastic place to pop back into, get warmed up with tea, have a look at what snaps you’d taken before heading out again. And before we could do anything we were given a talk about where we could and couldn’t go because we would DIE. IN fairness we were given fantastic access to Mondello and the talk was just to warn us about listening to stewarts and doing what they told us while still having fantastic access to the place.

The beginning of the day was particularly bleakly cold and miserable and I went out and about a couple of times and heading back for tea a couple of times. After lunch I just went out enjoying the photographic pottering. It was a challenge in that weather to try and capture the atmosphere but I tried. And this is the result.


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Scott Kelby photowalk – 365

Monday, July 20th, 2009

I WENT out on Saturday with a huge group of snappers for the Scott Kelby photowalk organised by McAWillams. I love photowalks and try to get to as many as I can, normally they are a smaller more intimate affair. Saturday’s (now in its second year) Scott Kelby photowalk attracted some 60 attendees in Dublin with nearly 50 showing up on the day.

I personally find that amount of people too big for photowalking but that is not a criticism of the event at all and probably shows how successful these now annual walks are more than anything else.

For me this amount of people meant at the very least sometimes waiting for someone in the group to walk out of your shot, or someone’s head popping into your shot at the last minute, or setting up a shot and having others join in and shoot it too (I’m sure I’m as guilty of these things as anyone). And in fairness (while sometimes a little mildly annoying) all these things I suppose just add to the challenge of trying to get some shots you’re happy with. So while I am saying all that, I will definitely do next year’s so its nothing that would put me off in the slightest.

While there’s some duplication of shots (but not as many as you would think), there are fantastic variations in how people saw the same thing; so do check out everyone’s contribution on Pixie. And if you are interested you can check out all the other photographs I took here, with more to go up over the next day/s.

We have to pick two images for the competition, so any thoughts on which ones I should choose? I’m steering towards the lads crowded under umbrellas or the orange umbrella one with the black and white building background. Do let me know what you think in the comments.

Finally, well done to John for the day, particularly managing a crowd like that – no mean feat, especially with hecklers like Rymus.

Scott Kelby photowalk

Scott Kelby photowalk

Scott Kelby photowalk

Scott Kelby photowalk

Pigeons - Scott Kelby photowalk

Scott Kelby photowalk


Trinity walking tours – 365

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Trinity Walking Tours - 365
(July 14th)

have to, at some stage, get a pic of those tours with the tour leader walking up front holding an umbrella or mini placard.

Speaking of tour leaders some of you may be interested in this weekend’s photowalk (Saturday July 18th, 12pm Custom House) which has been organised by John McAWilliams in conjunction with the World Wide Photo Walks coordinated by Scott Kelby. There was a sign-up, which is full, but that just means you are not able to enter the competitions associated with the walk; it doesn’t mean you can’t come along.

I missed the sign-up last year but it didn’t stop me (and a gang of us) from joining in anyway. I can normally know who to expect at photowalks but there was a whole new crowd of snappers I hadn’t come across before which was brilliant. So we are meeting at noon at the Custom House, do email John to let him know you are coming (as there are always stragglers); details of that are on the Dublin page.

(Incidentally this isn’t just happening in Dublin, there’s also one in Cashel (with places left), Cork (with places left), Limerick (with places left), Limerick (Adare) (with places left) and Galway (with places left). Click on the links for more information on how to sign up and where and when to meet.

You can find out more about the World Wide Photowalks on the website.


St Patrick’s Day – 365

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009


This was taken from the second floor of the Guinness Storehouse at the Pixie Party which was great craic altogether from the parade to the evening do. You can check out the rest of my pics on Pixie and everyone else’s also on Pixie. I also wrote a bit more about St Patrick’s Day on Dublin Blog.

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