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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Belfast Zoo

Well Easter weekend was a busy one, what with spending Saturday and Sunday in the middle of nowhere watching and counting rally cars all day long.  So yesterday we treated ourselves to a wee day trip to the Zoo.  Kerry and I were both trying to work out just how many years it had been since our last visit to the Zoo, and neither of us could actually remember our last visit so were unable to draw a conclusion.

Only in Belfast though would you find scumbags throwing multi-packs of Doritos and bottles of Coke at the chimpanzee's.  It did make for some humorous shots though.

As per usual though, my ability to write is lacking, so I shall leave you with the photos instead.

Thanks for looking and all feedback is appreciated as per usual.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Red Bull City Limits

Well today saw the RedBull F1 team take to the streets of Belfast and bring a small piece of Formula 1 to yet another country that wouldn't typically get to see these cars throughout the motorsport calender.

I have to thank a few people at this point. Geoff McConville for his hospitality with drinks and canopes laid on for guests including Kerry and Myself, James McCauley for pointing me in the right direction to get the media pass I had been trying for 3 days to get and of course Kerry and her family for coming along to keep us company.

Upon leaving Belfast this evening I felt very disappointed, as quite a few photographers had also done.  The one opportunity we had to shoot this sort of event and we havent a single image we were happy with, that was until i got home and put them on to a decent sized screen with my glasses on.  Much happier now.

Anyhoo, I dont think you all want to sit and read my ramblings about how loud the car was, how big the crowd was or how friendly and approachable David Coulthard is, so here are the photos instead.  Saves me typing 1000 words ;)

The Crowds

Thursday, 18 March 2010

RED BULL F1 - Belfast 20 March 2010

Formula One power will come to Northern Ireland this Saturday when Red Bull take to the streets of Belfast. The team’s former racer David Coulthard will be at the wheel for the evening demonstration run in front of the iconic City Hall.

Coulthard’s mission say Red Bull is to show the public what modern F1 machines are made of and the Scot is expected to reach up to 190mph as he displays his car’s speed, power and control on Belfast's roads.

Prior to the Scot’s demo run, Red Bull will be setting up their team garage at the gates to City Hall and from 12pm to 4pm fans will be able to visit and find out exactly what goes on behind the scenes in the Formula One paddock.

Coulthard’s evening display will get underway at 8pm, with the site open from 7.30pm

Red Bull City Limits Website

Come back on Sunday to see the photographs :D

Images above are © 1999-2010 Formula One Administration Ltd

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Day Twenty Eight

Well this is it folks, the final day of this project.  So a wee trick nicked from Sir Bosanko just to say thank you to everyone who visited whether out of interest, nosiness, or accident.  Hopefully you have enjoyed at least one or two of the photographs.

This does not mean that this site will now slow down and get all boring.  I will be updating with my latest work as and when it comes along on top of the odd personal rant i may throw on here.

I hope you will all return regularly to see my work.

Thanks once again for visiting, the figures alone have made it all worthwhile.

The site had over 1000 visits during the 28 Day Sit-In and as they say, any publicity is good publicity.


Saturday, 27 February 2010

Day Twenty Seven

Well, it's the penultimate day of the project and I have my latest offering.  Today was spent cabling, tidying and making sure everything worked together as one in our very basic PC controlled Home Cinema setup.

Unfortunately we can't quite afford the huge tv, mass of amps and floor speakers to have the outfit we dream of, but it is getting there slowly.

Dont worry, I'll come up with something nice and interesting for the last photograph tomorrow ;)


Friday, 26 February 2010

Day Twenty Six

One of my all time favourite quotes is from the book Hannibal.  This was Dr Hannibal Lector's vision into Clarice Starling.  The quote is as follows.

"There are shallow rollers, and there are deep rollers. You can't breed two deep rollers... or their young, their offspring, will roll all the way down... hit and die. Agent Starling is a deep roller, Barney. Let us hope one of her parents was not."


Thursday, 25 February 2010

Day Twenty Five

Here is where i am supposed to come up with a deep, meaningful explanation for why i took this photograph and what it represents.

Reality is somewhat different, it is a match, I struck it across a Swan Vesta box and opened the shutter.

I like the results though, a reaction that is incredibly hard to try and understand in detail in realtime when the match is struck infront of you.  Seeing the sulphur still intact beneath the flame is pretty cool in my opinion.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Four and more packages have been found lying round with interesting items in them. 

These were destined to be the new business cards.  They went out of fashion about 10 years ago and I'm on a one man mission to reinstate their coolness into modern society.

Thanks again for looking


Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Day Twenty Three

Well i'd love to have some nice wee story tonight to keep you all entertained.  Instead what you have before you is a wine glass, some warm water and Kerry pouring blue fairy liquid into the glass from above.

Unfortunately the batteries decided to give up the ghost in the flash, so further shots to try and improve were a no go until we have them recharged.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 22 February 2010

Day Twenty Two

No matter how many times i try and photograph the guitar, I never feel like i manage a shot that makes it a pretty as it truly is.  With a wee spot of lighting advice from Stephen Potts I got this as close to what i wanted.

Minimal post processing included slight vignetting round the lower half of the image to match the natural vignette on the top half, aside from this this is totally as shot, not even a creative crop.

Thanks again for looking