Monday, September 28, 2009

Inch Strand again...

Another shot from Inch.. Everytime i come here i always try to improve on the shots i had taken on previous visits, and also change the perspective. If i wasn't going to be in London & Brighton this weekend i would most certainly head back there this weekend..

Jesus, i'm tired today, has been a rough weekend..

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Inch Strand

This is a shot taken at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry on the west coast of Ireland. I find myself coming back to this place alot, even though it's a good 2 hour drive from my home, i've yet to come here and leave disappointed, no matter what weather condition! It's just so refreshing and peaceful here. I could nearly say that it's probably my favorite place to visit.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pushed to the side!

This is a shot i took in Dublin about 2 years ago. Sometimes i get inspiration to go through all my old stuff and see if my mind has changed as to what i once thought was crap is now any good!! That doesn't go for this shot, this is a shot i just never posted before, i've plenty in this category..

Got an iPod shuffle today, i don't why people were bitching about the controls, it's easy!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Black & RED

I buy alot of fast lenses, because my favorite time to shoot is at night, handheld. I have a tripod and a monopod, but i'll only use those sometimes, but obviously they restrict the spontaneity of night photography, when you need to be fast to capture certain moments, as if you're shooting during the day.. Night photography also gives me more space to play, to experiment. The above shot was taken in Cork City, that red light is coming from the frame of the bridge that i'm on..

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Play at the Malecon!

Jesus, i'm so tired now i can hardly see the screen in front of me, but i shall persevere. The Malecon is Havana's seafront and it is a hive of activity, with couples walking, kids playing music to the tourists, men fishing and of coarse kids diving into the sea from anything up to 25 feet or maybe more... It really was brilliant to see.. The above shot was taken at the tip of the Malecon in Habana Vieja (Old Havana).. I will be posting more shots from the Malecon shortly...

Vivo en un Pais Libre.

"Alive in a free country", that really does depend on the Cuban you talk to. I quite liked my time in Cuba, in fact i loved it to be honest and i'm currently contemplating making a return trip to Havana, but i also found Cuba at times to be incredibly frustrating, for a "free" country, you can't do anything easily.
One of the idea's i had in my head before i went to Cuba was that when i got there i wanted to shoot the revolutionary murals around Havana, are there are lots. "CHE" is everywhere, not forgotten, as is Fidel, Raúl's face is about the place also, but it doesn't have the same impact, or install the same sense of power as CHE's or Fidels. Then you have the murals like in the picture above, these are more prominent, they really do not let you forget that you are in a "Free" country.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Colorful Cork City

So, what your witnessing here is a result of one of my first attempts shooting with a Holga camera. I've been spoiled by the digital age. Scanning in this print was a disaster, dust on the scanner, specks on the print.. i thought i had it bad when dust made it's wicked way onto to my camera sensor, well, that is now laughable compared to this. Took me a few cleaning sessions and a few scans to finally get a result that was acceptable and all that was required was a few touches of the good old heal/clone tool.. But man was it great fun shoot with this camera.. i love it.. More pics from it are on the way...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Diving In London!

Photographed at the Reuters "Move" exhibition 3 years ago at Canary Wharf in London. The main shot you see in the background is from Reuters photographer Marcelo Del Pozo. This photograph is also featured in the book "Move!: Action Photography by Reuters"

Havana, Cityscape

For the first few and last few days in Cuba i stayed in the Hotel Lincoln, famous for the kidnapping of Juan Manuel Fangio, apparently one of the greatest racing car driver of all times, back in 1958 by Cuban rebels.

The place is a dump, thats all i'll say on that matter, but one of few good things the place had going for it was it's views from the 8th Floor and the restaurant which was situated n the roof!! The shot above was taken from the roof and the night scene was taken from my 8th room on my first day there..

Viñales, Cuba.

On a recent trip to Cuba one of the places i had pleasure of visiting was Viñales, located on the east of Cuba in the Pinar del Rio provence. Although, here i also got food poisoning, but hey s**t happens, pardon the pun!