Musical Helter Skelter that isn’t…

I still make mistakes – post blank spaces and lose things when I try to sort out my mistakes.

I’ll try again…

I did…

It didn’t work .

I saw a Wonderful Musical Helter Skelter at le craic on Friday and wanted to enjoy it all over again here. Since I am unable to upload/download it (whichever is the correct word), you will have to take a trip over there to hear it.

Should I go back to bed…

Nah I’ll go for a walk and take the camera!

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The Dabbler

Wednesday was a very unusual day and it is no wonder I was all of a fluster when the phone went that evening. That is where you joined the day. It had something to do with lights!

Earlier I was being stalked by a Toyboy. He was very persistent and would not take no for an answer. My mother warned me about guys like that. He won in the end when he said ‘But you’re a photoblogger now, there’s no going back!’ I suppose that is the price I have to pay for chasing Toyboys So now I am a groupie!

Will, one of my long-time Toyboys said:

‘There is more than one way to do it’ He was talking about taking Photographs! ;)

So when presented with something that has appeared on countless postcards, look around it for other angles of approach. Even buildings have personalities, and personal quirks. See if you can find them? Look carefully and you might find an angle where the dour faced statue looks like its smiling.

With this in mind I headed out, no dour statues on this journey so I had a go like this

Grannymar is an ‘older’ Blogger, Photoblogger, sometimes Podcaster and owner of an O2 N95, proving that technology, like sex is not the prerogative of the under 30 something’s! Gwan give it a go! You know you want to.

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Portobello Photo Walk

I keep meaning to post this to let anyone who doesn’t know, and might like to join us, that there is a photowalk organised for this Saturday afternoon. There’s a good gang going including some coming all the way from the wee North so it should be great craic. (Sorry, if you didn’t get a link there…there are more people listed on the Facebook event page too.)

We’re meeting at the George Bernard Shaw pub in Portobello in Dublin at 1pm and everyone’s welcome. From beginners to pros, it’s always good for inspiration and chat and it always seems to end in a pub…what’s not to like? See you Saturday.

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Kilmacurragh Path

Pink Path
Canon 5D, 40mm, f6.3, 1/125, ISO 200

On Saturday I went with my sister’s family to Kilmacurragh arboretum down near Brittas. It’s not that well known so there usually aren’t that many people there but this weekend the Irish Times wrote about it so the place was busier than I’ve ever seen it. Still, it was really pretty with all the trees in bloom. Eve was in pink heaven with all the petals everywhere.

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Photography Workshop In Galway

photoworkshop

Just spotted this on one of my daily photoblog stalks. A workshop by two excellent wedding photographers, Melissa Jill and Arden Ward right here in Ireland in August. In Kinvara, in Galway to be exact. If I hadn’t already spent all my pocket money on ahem, other things, I’d be there in a heartbeat. I learned so much from attending the workshop in Las Vegas, I think these experiences are worth their weight in gold. Not just from the advice and tuition that the organisers pour into you, but also from being with all the other attendees and going out with them and shooting with them. Plus you’ll get some amazing shots for your portfolio.

Honestly, if you are a wedding photographer, are thinking about becoming one or just want to give your business and craft a boost, then I would say have a serious look at this. Workshops like this happen all the time in the States, but they don’t come over this way too often.

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