Stockholm Butterfly

Yep still have so many photos from Stockholm Sweden to show. We went to the Butterfly house in Stockholm which is 800 square meters in size and the environment is tropical. The temperature never goes below 25 degrees during the day, and 18 during the night. The humidity is high, just as the butterflies like it.By god did we sweat it, but I got lots of pictures of some very exotic butterflies which fly freely around yo, it really was quite amazing.

On another note, no I am not becoming a media whore as Ryan put it, but yes I was on radio again this time on “the last word with Matt Cooper” to talk about photoblogging and Flickr. I was also joined in Studio by freelance Journalist Adam Maguire who arrived with his notepad full of research notes and facts and figures. I arrived with my wooly hat, no research etc, what was I thinking!

Anyhow by all accounts it went well and can be heard here, I am also thinking a page with all interviews shall be created as a log for Rebecca of what Daddy did when he was young.

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Warm handlebars

On my second last in Sweden we went to the gondolen bar in the centre of town, and on my way there I came across this unusual scene of a glove left on the handlebar of a parked bike, I dont know if this was intentional by the owner (I doubt it) or whether it had been left there by someone who found it on the road.

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Stockholm City Hall

Yes I am back from Stockholm with over 500 photos to go through, an EF 50 mm f/1.8II and a longing for another break.

We had a ball and our  host, Dolly, made us feel very very welcome.

I will be putting up more photosfrom Sweden when I have some time too, but this was one image I did not want to hold back on, this was taken across the lake to the City Hall in Stockholm. This hall is also where the yearly Nobel Ceremony takes place, but for me the architure mixed with the fantastic skyline really make this photo.

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Violin Playing

Taken on the pre blog awards photo walk organised by Red Mum. More images can be seen on my Flickr Page.

I will not be posting anymore images this week as I am off to Sweden untill Sunday, but rest assured the camera is coming with me so I do hope to have lots of images for you on my return.

In other news I uploaded George W Bush on youtube today do go check him out, its very soupy norman as he introduced each category for the awards themselves.

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Rick having a ball

Yep I threatened to put this up so its only right I keep to my word, here he is having a ball, not in a fun way but in a tearfull way.

I have uploaded all the other shots I think are worthy to the irishblogawards2008 section on Flickr, if you have any yourself please please upload them and guess what fellow photoblogwalkers, today at long last I decided to become a Pro on Flickr, all tips on what the hell to do welcomed.

Oh forgot to say the interview on RTE1 is now online check it out if you want a laugh.

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Irish Blog Awards 2008

Well what will follow for the next few days will be some images from the 3rd annual Irish Blog Awards. A great night was had by all from what I can gather on sites I have been to today. Damien as usual did a fantastic job and a big up to all the sponsors who once again have made this happen.

The Photowalk was a great success, and a big thank you goesout to Redmum for organising that.

McAWilliams.com did not win, but Claire from Gingerpixel was my tip for the win and I was thrilled to hear her name called out.

Once again the community feel was in full flow, and it was great to meet up with Ryan, Catriona, Twenty, Fustar, Phil, Raptureponies and many others again.

On another note it was also great to see so many of my 4nine£’er friends at the awards, many of whom had never been before. I hope the blogosphere made you realise just what it is that we love about blogging.

Talking about what we love about blogging brings me to Sunday morning where the interview on RTE radio went according to plan, I took it easy on the gargle so did not have a hangover but I was shitting it in the studio. Fiona handled the interview really well while I shook my water all over the place, but it was great fun been on the other side of the microphone for once, all thanks to my next paragraph.

Mr Rick O Shea, it was himself that put me forward for the interview, but once again he did a great job of mc’ing on the night and I was touched to see him get so emotional when he won the best pop culture award. I know how much blogging means to him, I mean he eats sleeps and drinks blogs except when he is on air (thats facebook time), so it was great to see him start crying, that may well be tomorrows picture.

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