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Micro Four Thirds and Obsolescence

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Shoreline, Greystones, County WicklowPhotos by Sean Dwyer 10/08/2016

An obsolete camera, shooting ancient rock.  But is obsolescence a journey or a destination?

That’s a choice every individual must make at some stage in their life.

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August 14, 2016 at 6:49 pm

I always loved cider

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Then a colleague introduced me to Wine Gums.

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December 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm

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Every so often

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It’s not an unusual shot, historical record or of any real significance. Yet the combination of a camera phone, a camera phone app and a teaspoon of boredom were enough to make a shot interesting.
I keep meaning to bring a medium format camera with me for those trips as I seem to have an affinity for the square format.

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August 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Realignment

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Realignment

Facebook, two weeks from now and my account will be deleted. Linkd In is next. My blackened toes and moments of clarity in-between evenings imbibing cans of Devils Bit have brought me to the simple and sweeping realization. Now is now, now is gone. Now is now. Everything hinges on now.

Greystones South Beach

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June 6, 2012 at 10:12 pm

The Leica 50mm Elmar

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The Leica 50mm Elmar is the country cousin of the 50mm Summicron. But it has something special. Shooting with it takes a similar élan to using hands to print an image in b&w wet process. It has a long focus throw and while I’ve enjoyed it’s unusual ergononomics, I could never make up my mind about it. Untill I sent it off to Malcom Taylor Leica repair in Hereford, UK. It came back in almost new condition, not bad for a fifty year old lens. So the Elmar is a keper. Beautiful low contrast images. Processing the Leica M8 files in the latest version of Aperture is a painless way to process. More time to shoot, that’s the way it should be.

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April 13, 2012 at 12:32 am

Fleeting Moments

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The lovely thing about the Leica is panning at slow speeds. With a lens like the 35mm everything is just sharp enough when panning. I know the latest superduper auto everything could do this as well at the kind of shutter speed this was taken at, but there is something satisfying with hitting the arc just right and getting it in one shot. Picture shot with Leica M8 and 35mm Color Skopar.

Dublin 8

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Yeah, I love Dublin 8, From Inchicore into Thomas Street, it’s all original Dublin. If ever you wanted to tour pre-Celtic Tiger Ireland, here’s where you’d go. Pictures shot with a Leica M8 and 21mm Elmarit Lens.

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November 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

After Obama’s Speech, College Green, Dublin

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When President of America, Barak Obama came to Dublin I was interested in looking closely at how people reacted to the event. I wanted to see if a little of his confidence and positivity would rub off on the assembled masses. I wasn’t dissapointed. Many people had a little glow after the speech. There was an undenialble twinkle in many’s the eye.

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June 23, 2011 at 11:11 pm

365 times Up Croagh Patrick

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Matt Loughrey took the path up Croagh Patrick, known as ‘The Reek’ 365 times in sucession over the last two years. It’s the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 30 times in a row. Myself and journalist Warren Swords joined him for his final climb. I’m looking forward to following his next adventure. His page on facebook is croaghpatrick365.