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Cocktail Dont Recall
2018-11-27

Don't quite remember this one – that's what cocktails do to you I suppose. Vanilla, raspberries, and some booze – I can only imagine a liberal splash of vodka or rum sloshing about in there. What time is it?!?! Is too early......

Infrareds and Pinks
2018-11-13

Summer seems a million miles away, that long hot balmy summer that set the benchmark for all future summers. Came across some hazy summer recollections from the InfraRed roadtesting field trips. Its easy to think that's all this is is a few filters, common enough on any mobile app, but that'd do it a grand disservice. This is recording the UV lights falling and being reflected from a scene. Standard issue DSLR filter out this as it gets in the way...

4 Million Years Ago
2018-09-14

From the amazingly sunny terrace on Carrer Balmes in Barcelona! We moved back to Dublin 10 years ago this summer. Herself was expecting, and the financial world was burning. Twas exciting times. We'd been scampering around flea markets buying age old bakelite and plastic cameras fro a number of years, delighted that people saw no value in these nuggets. Each version has it own beautiful qualities, unique to its make and then through use, misuse and...

Bathed in Infrared
2018-06-14

It has been a cracking couple of weeks here in Dublin. Solid weather, unchanging, warm, sunny – loads infrared! Took a spin out to the Costa del Killiney to drink some sun in, and took a few odd turns and twists amongst some shortcut I may have known as a kid. I don't think I ever knew them to be honest. But I did happen across Hawkrock swimming spot which was pretty damn amazing. Found some bikes chained up. The new infrared camera challenges...

A Ton of Good Eats
2018-06-01

So the good folk at The Irish Times spent a couple of eons grazing up and down the country, and put together a list of the Top 100 best eateries in Ireland. This is simply trolling the country as everyone will have their own few favorites on their doorstep, and will be waving their own county colours. Still its a great list. Even with the glaring Michelin omissions. All here on a map for handy perusing, trip planning and fighting over! ...

Colour InfraRed Under9s Hurling Photography
2018-05-24

This may well be a first. At possibly for Clanna Gael anyways. We sent a highly trusted and vastly experienced DSLR off to NASA on a top secret programme to filter out Russian hacked Gamma rays – no, we got an old camera converted to record the infrared spectrum in Birmingham. As opposed to recording what we naturally (enough... !) see with our own eyes, the camera has been adapted to record the IR spectrum so sunny blue sky days racked with UV...

Shape Generators
2018-01-30

Loving this folded paper structure in the Royal Hibernia Academy. Its work by Cork-based sculptor Alex Pentek, titled Folded Space and seemed to get in the way of a corporate do there recently, but to be honest with some pretty dynamic lighting, it really did make the room quite special. It came into its own at night and provided another screen and depth to the space that can at times seem...

You Are Now Entering...
2018-01-17

Caught this while out doing some night work for a client on the other side of the bridge. This dystopian urban look is one I quite like, seems to be quite a la mode on Instagram – or maybe that just my...

2018 Back to the Future Doc!
2018-01-04

We hurtled through December's slalom of Christmas parties (see above!), last minute numbers and sodden frozen timelapse sites. We got there and signed out for a couple of weeks of turbo eating. We're back. Rounder and softer on the edges, but we're back :) Lashings of Happy New Year to all – and delighted to be seeing the near future as brightly as we do in...

Open Gate Brewery Dublin
2017-11-23

Nights are getting darker, and the pub gets infinitely more attractive. Enjoyed great event in a new location for me last Monday evening. A wee get-together for some of the folk helping the Alone Charity raise a few quid, for the some of the older members of the community, all through lip-smackingly good ale. A good crew from some fine established pubs (The Two Sisters, The Oak, The Brazen Head... to name a few) all turned up to catch up and raise a...

BlowBack
2017-11-20

I've never been a smoker but I've always had a soft spot for them. Film noirs and rock'n'rollers have always made them more glamorous and sexy than reality, but still there usually more craic and mischievous. Think I've only ever seen one other cigarette being lit backwards – and I laughed. Hard. After nearly choking. Still glad to see it can happen to...

Deep in Email
2017-11-15

The always on. There's no escape to the magical land of 'Inbox Zero'. Caught some folk as the light lined up at a conference recently. Really love line of his shaved...

Buff Bouef
2017-10-15

Staple. Some folk only choose one thing when they dine out – schteak. You pretty much have to have it to please a large section of your audience, something to woo the business crowd, the father-in-law, Larry from Longford and those that need to choose the most expensive thing on the a la carte. Over familiarity can be a curse, but that's often the challenge. Doing something simple, often and exquisitely well. Sealed in pan to get the brown amino...

Stuffed Courgette
2017-10-03

I love courgettes. I like chomping fresh little ones, chopping firm ones and pointing and laughing at oversized ones that belong in science fiction novels. If i had to have a favourite vegetable it'd be a courgette – but that would be a bit weird, having a favourite vegetable. So summer's gift are these guys just blooming out of veg patches> Dax on Pembroke St had me in to shoot some of these delectables, and out popped this little beauty. My Swiss...

Ya Game?
2017-09-30

Why, yes, yes I am. Except venison doesn't talk, and if it did it's be saying 'I'm delicious'. New head chef Rich is cooking up a seasonal storm in Suesey Street (ye olde name for Fitzwilliam Street) and lashed up – albeit – conscientiously plated, this delectable pile of seasons greetings. Game venison, parsnip, cherries and green things to be healthy like, I love how it looks. Check the meat structure and the melting salt crystal on juicy meat....

woah there – not so fast cowboy