Architecture, interiors, Ireland, Leica, Photography, Uncategorized

Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin

Recently, I have been looking back through some photos from 2013. I splashed out on a Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Super-Wide Heliar lens for the Leica M9. I should have also bought an external viewfinder but they didn’t have one in-store at the time.

Anyway, the lens was very small, well built and produced pin-sharp images with near zero distortion.

I ended up selling it on after a while as I found I just didn’t use it enough to justify keeping. Other reasons included:

colour casts/shifts in the corners of images, and no external viewfinder (my bad).

Voigtlander are now producing a newer version (III) of this great lens that has improved colour performance in the corners. I know what is on my wish list for Santa this year….

Here is an interior shot I took that required no perspective correction.

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Leica, Photography, Uncategorized

Still Life with Autumn Leaves

Low level Autumn/Winter light working its magic in the south facing window.

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“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau

Taken with the charming Leica M9 and 50mm Summilux.

 

 

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art, Design, interiors, Leica, Photography

Still Life with 50mm Summilux

My M9 was away in Germany getting repaired for what seemed like forever. Now that it is finally back its time to play around with the Lovely M Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH.

I have a renewed love for (digital) photography thanks to VSCO filters. (sample pack).

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art, Design, Photography, surf, surfing

Bing Dharma Surfboard

I bought this little beauty last year, and have barely been out on it due to lack of free time.

Its a 6’2 Bing Dharma, Simmons-inspired retro fish with quad fin setup. Shaped in California by Matt Calvani. Slightly rolled bottom transitioning into a vee. Concave deck with beveled, turned down rails. Volume is around 39L. Wide/Butt swallow tail. Pretty flat rocker for glide and paddle power. 6+4oz on top, 4oz on the bottom. Volan cloth.

Good for waist high mush to overhead barrels – have yet to see overhead barrels!

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All photos were taken on the iPhone 5s. I’ll get round to taking some better ones with a proper camera someday.

If you would like to know more about this board feel free to ask as question.

Thanks for stopping by.🙂

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cars, Design, Leica, Photography

1968 Volkswagen Beetle: A Design Classic

Recently spotted during the mini heatwave, parked outside a local pub. The engine is air-cooled but the owner obviously needed liquid cooling.

Beautiful colour, good condition, lovely maroon leather interior, and the retro roof-rack is a nice finishing touch.

A design classic.

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Ireland, Leica, Photography, reportage, Weddings

Declan & Clare’s Wedding

A few photos I took on Dec & Clare’s big day. Well done guys. Thanks for a great time, it was great to be part of the celebrations.

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And the celebrations continued the following day….

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I wasn’t the official wedding photographer, but I was in photographer mode for much of the day, as I am trying to build up a wedding portfolio.

If you know someone getting married who is looking for a wedding photographer, please send them in my direction.😉

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