The Guinness Fire

The Guinness Fire
Earlier today, one of the buildings in the Guinness factory at St. James caught fire while work was being carried out on it’s roof. While at work I got a photo on my phone of the plume of thick black smoke a few hundred yards from where the fire was. This shot was taken later in the evening showing the damage to the building once the fire had been put out.

All Things Still Dublin

All Things Still Dublin
Thanks are once again due to the hard working bar staff at the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel. Very helpful, friendly bunch of people who kept the beer fuelled mayhem progressing nicely all night long at the web awards last weekend. Looking at a photo taken in the same spot last year, I realise two things. One, the Guinness was significantly better this year (or maybe I\’m just getting used to it) and two, I’m nearly a year living in Dublin. Good grief.

The Black Stuff

The Black Stuff
In a similar shot posted by a whole load more people that were there on the day, heres a bit of Guinness for ya! Mine took a bit longer to get online due to the whole pesky developing, drying, scanning, processing thing. I\’m sure you understand. Also, feels a little strange that as I’m uploading this, I’m looking out the office window at the building in the picture. Fuhreaky!

Wall of Water

Wall of Water
One of the main attractions (as far as I could see and apart from the gravity bar of course) at the Guinness Storehouse. A big mad waterfall, indoors! Long exposuralicious, I think I managed about 8/10 seconds on this one without the guy behind the torrent of water moving very much. Win!

Asylum for Drinkers

Asylum for Drinkers
Otherwise known as the Guinness Storehouse, but this definitely has a bit of a 1970’s nuthouse feeling to it. Taken during the Pix.ie St. Patricks Day festivities and my first visit to the storehouse. Will go back, hopefully when there are less people around.. If that ever happens!?!

The Storehouse Blues

The Storehouse Blues
I waited. Then I waited. And just to be sure I waited some more. Then I went back to waiting. Waiting for all the tourists to stop taking photos of themselves. Waiting for them to finish their conversations and move on. Then two women stepped into the frame. They wanted to move out of it but couldn’t figure out how to. Rabbit in headlights moment. So I included them. Luckily enough, because if I hadn’t chosen to take the photo right when I did, I’d have captured the blur of a tour bus and then a group of about 50 people who also wanted to take photos of themselves.

Just because I can, (and to aid further in getting the word out) another plug for the Pix.ie St. Patricks day festivities. Thanks in no small part to the folks at the Guinness Storehouse and Canon Ireland. Won\’t be long now. Won\’t be long at all. I\’m gonna have to get quicker at my metering and manual focusing before then though :/

Fingers that smell like fixer

Fingers that smell like fixer
Having been after a medium format camera for quite a while, I picked up a Bronica ETRS during the week. Got some film for it at Focus on Imaging last Tuesday, spent the weekend shooting and an hour or two on Sunday afternoon developing. More learning to develop first. Yes, I\’d never developed a roll of film before today. Well, not ‘the old fashioned way’ anyway. I’ve done hundreds of rolls of 35mm using automated mini-labs. Very pleased with the results, now I just have to do some high res scans and see what’s what. Oh, and buy more film. Lots more film…

WWMD?!?

WWMD?!?
Taken in some pub off Stephens Green at a ‘photoblogger meetup’ just before the blog awards last year. It’s that time of year again, the time for blog award nomination lists to be announced, for people the length of Ireland to start sprucing up their blogs of all kinds and getting ready for the big night out in Cork next month. More importantly, it’s the time of year when we all ask ourselves, WWMD?

All Things Dublin

All Things Dublin
A pint of Dublin sitting on a bar in a hotel in Dublin. No, the Guinness wasn’t great. It rarely is. Taken after packing up the gear at the first Irish Web Awards, another hugely successful event organised by Damien. Hit a wall of tiredness after not too long and had to retire for the evening. but the night was a huge success. Well done to all those involved. On a somewhat more disturbing note, I’ve grown rather attached to the whole ‘Dublin’ thing. Hmm.