Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Test text. Colour. I spoke too soon. It was overcast and wet my first day here in Granada – I arrived having left the sun (sea & sand) of Malaga & the Costa del Sol behind. But that was a few days ago now & the anomaly of clouds & rain has...
Ireland vs. Italy, 2014

Ireland vs. Italy, 2014

I was in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin yesterday to see a legend don the Irish jersey for the last time on home soil. It was a pretty special occasion. I didn’t have the best seats but I was nicely positioned to get the following image at the game’s...
2013 – A Look Back

2013 – A Look Back

It’s never an easy task choosing your favourite captures from a year of photography. At least it never is for me. Of course I don’t help my own cause by travelling so much. I was on the road, camera in hand, for 6 of the 12 months of 2013, less time than I...
Sony NEX-5r

Sony NEX-5r

I finally got to play around with my 3-day-old Sony NEX-5r today. So far so good. I’m loving the size, responsiveness & IQ. Plenty more fun to be had with this baby, that’s for sure, especially when the 10-18mm lens I have on order arrives. This is...
Yankee Moments

Yankee Moments

Baseball has been a big part of my life for many years now. I fell in love with the game as a spectator in Yankee Stadium back in 1998, and even tried my hand at playing it, only to realise that it’s a lot harder than it looks & that the only part of playing...
Sunsets From Around The World

Sunsets From Around The World

The Weather Channel are organising a 24-hour Google+ event on September 19th called Sunset Day. The idea is pretty simple – over a 24-hour period members of the G+ community are asked to capture & submit a sunset picture to the event page on G+. I saw that and...
Summer Weddings

Summer Weddings

The spate of Summer 2013 weddings that has my travels on hold is mercifully coming to an end; three down with one more to go (I’m off to Portugal in a few days for that one). I’ve rarely taken a camera out at any of the three weddings I’ve been to...
Syria 2008

Syria 2008

One of my fondest travel memories of the recent past was of the days, in May 2008, that I spent in the Middle Eastern country of Syria. Like a lot of people around the world, I’ve been following, as best I can & with an overbearing sense of ruefulness, the...
Pancake For Breakfast

Pancake For Breakfast

This morning was my first photography outing of 2013 but unfortunately a pre-sunrise trip to a windswept Rosses Point in Sligo, west Ireland, didn’t throw up too many (good) photo opportunities. But it wasn’t a total bust. I do like this simple capture, my...
2012 – A Look Back

2012 – A Look Back

I knew at its outset that 2012 was going to be a special, albeit busy year for me. I mentioned in a blog entry this time last year, when doing my end-of-year pictorial recap for 2011, how photography & the online presence I had built around photography had gone...