Friday, April 4, 2014

Instagram Cross Border Exhibition In Ireland

Some time ago I took part in a hashtag project on Instagram. Photographs taken on the island of Ireland were tagged using the hashtag #ga_connect. A selection of the images were then curated for a photographic exhibition. The exhibition or should I say exhibitions as there are two be two of them. The first to be held in Armagh with a second to be held in Galway. I was delighted to have one of my Ha’penny Bridge images selected. 


Unfortunately I will not be able to attend either but I urge anyone who can make it to do so. 

Here is the image of mine that was chosen.



your Invitation •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• You are warmly invited to a very special exhibition of over 100 photographs taken throughout the island of Ireland. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The first if it's kind, this exhibition is a cross border initiative that will highlight the creative talents of instagrammers worldwide who have taken stunning photographs in the four corners of Ireland •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The exhibition will be held in two venues , the first in the delicious Yellow Door Deli in Portadown, and will be followed in Food for Thought in gorgeous Galway. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• We would love to see you at either or both exhibitions! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• So thanks again for supporting this exciting venture and keep following @insta_galway &@insta_armagh for updates •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Here is a small selection of the  submissions using the hashtag.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Takeout Food Things I Didn't Know

I have watched in amazement at the Chinese delivery guys out on their bicycles in every kind of weather. I would not have anybody come out in really bad weather. I am so fearful of a delivery person having an accident because I wanted some General Tso's chicken.

With takeout and delivery on my mind I found two interesting items I wanted to share. The first is an eco friendly pizza box that doubles as serving plate and storage box for leftovers.

I have had Chinese food delivered for many years and had no idea you could  unfold the containers into serving plates.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

That Is The Year That Was

This is not my artwork but I wanted to share this mashup of 2013. I have also a slide show of my top Instagram photos for the year. I am looking forward to a great 2014 and wishing one for everyone else.
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The strangest thing about this collection is just how much my "likes" have dropped since Facebook took control. Another reason for my love-hate relationship with FB.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Light Show Atlantic City, NJ

The light show at the Atlantic City Convention Center is really a sight to behold. Not really a lot to say about just check out my pics and video which don’t really do it justice so if you are ever close to Atlantic City be sure to see it in person.

Here is the collage I put together for Instagram

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Cliffs Of Moher. A Rugged Beauty On The West Coast Of Europe

I visited The Cliffs of Moher many years ago on a school firld trip. It is amazing how it takes time for you to actually appreciate places you take for granted as a child. The cliffs really are an amazing place and I would recommend it as an addition to any bucket list. Another place I had a similar wow experience a couple of years back was on a visit to Newgrange a passage tomb which is older than the pyramids and it gives to a realization just how ancint and complex the history of Ireland is.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

A Walk Along Dublin's Quays. Lovin' The Liffey

I spent some time in Ireland and have so many photos to share. I decided to start by taking you on a walk along The River Liffey.


Dublin is to Dubliners
A dear old dirty town
It's getting dearer every year
And hard to earn a pound
And as for the Liffey
That gash through the city
It's thicker than treacle or chalk
It'll soon be so grim
That instead of a swim
They'll be holding the Liffey walk
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Playing Tourist IN NYC

My brother and his wife were in NYC for a few days and it had me doing  some tourist things in the city. It is cool to see the city through visitors eyes. Here is just a taste of some of the things we did. 

The 9-11 Memorial is a heartbreaking reminder of that terrible day.
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