June 2003. Back when I first got my (what I would now refer to as) first proper digital camera I tried out more or less everything with limited success. It was only when I tried everything that I really started lusting after a DSLR. And so the cycle of expense and gear porn begins. Here I was, perched outside Cork’s main fire station, waiting for an emergency so I could get what I imagined would be ‘cool’ shots of the engines leaving the station. No emergencies and several minutes later and the cold kicked in so I got this instead. Now I hardly ever go out taking shots at night. Maybe need to revisit that next year.