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Light, sky, clouds, dark, strange colours, contrast, odd composition.
It must mean mood. Not mean mood. Just the meaning of mood, in a picture. Not the, becoming mean of a mood. Ok, just moody. (I was running at the time I snapped this, so t’was not I who was in the mood.)
‘In the mood’ can be good though, a Miles Davis ‘Kind of Blue.’

Written by dwyersean

September 17, 2012 at 6:29 am

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iPhone ever ready

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The iPhone is a fun note taker. As much for it’s ability to process pictures in camera as for it’s image quality, which is fine as a note taker.

Photographers, especially neophytes, crave symmetry. Symmetry in gear, composition, exposure. Indeed sometimes old dogs have to break the ‘mould’ (sic) and learn from the happy mistakes of the young.


This picture was processed through the Best Picture app and then put through the Photoshop app, Photoshop has extended it’s library of frames and 99.99% are crap. In fact the one frame I loved and would actually pay for is gone. That’s the big problem with these apps. A lack of consistency.

Consistency is one of those things all snappers should crave.

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July 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

Here we go here we go here we go…

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Watched the match with Croatia tonight, never saw so many upset fans in all my time following the irish soccer team. Oh well… Idon’t normally stick in a newspaper pic, but irish fans are so happy and positive, my heart goes out to them tonight…

Painter and Decorator John Meehan with his partner Laura Abbbey, in front of his especially painted home. John Meehan is a Painter Decorator with seventeen years experience, he is unemployed at the moment and wanted to do something special for the Republic of Ireland Campaign during the Europen Football Championship 2012. Photographed in Crumlin, Dublin. The Republic of Ireland Soccer Team’s Euro 2012 campaign which starts in Poznan, Poland. Euro 2012 Finals 09.06.12©Seán Dwyer

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June 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm

East Wall and Alexandra, Dublin

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Nature Industry

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A view from Iron Bridge near Telford in the North of England…

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April 24, 2010 at 8:44 pm

On meeting a ditch.

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The roads are fun at the moment. It’s like a day out at the funfair, and we’re all on the dodgems. But nobody really wants to smack into a big rig that has decided to jack knife. Oh, for the days of canal boats for heavy goods and, the rest of us – at least the lucky ones – on horse back.

It’s still a regular occurance to see the horse as pedestrian traffic in Ireland. I reckon, when all the oil is gone, the horse will have a renaissance. That’s if they aren’t eaten first.

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January 7, 2010 at 7:13 am

Perplexed by the complex

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The instant visual feed back provided by digital photography meant ever more options; options to be considered and developed. The mind may operate at lightning speeds, but the physical world we inhabit, has a different pace. This was, in part, a large element for me in the tension digital photography brought to my work place. For others it was a liberation.

I looked at how light was rendered in my camera as a fairly elastic thing. The arrival of digital photography introduced a more brittle or fragile creative process into my photography for some time.

I love this photographers take on the digital and film tension. I loathe to say film versus digital, as far as I’m concerned there is no versus. They are two different mediums.

Talking about work arounds, I’ve started to shoot personal stuff with film now, and it’s a re-education, but it’s fun.

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December 9, 2009 at 6:50 pm

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