• Galway,  photographs

    a new camera

    I got a little extra money recently so I decided to splash out on a new compact camera on Saturday. I purchased a Canon Ixus 510 HS. It’s small, glossy black, and has a touchscreen, so it’s been fun to try it out. This was my first photo. A close up of the action figure Trinity from The Matrix movie. I liked the shadows cast on the wall from her guns. Holding the figure in one hand and taking the phone one-handed wasn’t ideal, but she looks pretty badass. I caught this pair of swans from behind cover in Galway city yesterday. They were meandering around the canal, enjoying the…

  • Galway,  photographs,  Thoughts

    Saturday in Galway

    I’m usually in Galway city on a Saturday morning, where I visit the main Galway Market by St. Nicholas’ Church, and pick up food and veg. On my way down Shop Street this weekend I spotted this cheerful chap with an impressive beard, and his troop of dancing flowers which he keep in good spirits with his lively fiddle playing (and the pedal that jigged them about). It’s one of the things I love about Galway city, there is always someone new turning up to entertain the passersby. When the days are dour and wet it’s especially welcome, and we get a lot of inclement weather (but not currently). I…