Tuesday, November 29, 2005
It was also shocking to be reminded of the murder of democratically elected Lord mayors - in both Cork and Limerick - by these self-same forces.
Interestingly neither of us remember learning about this in school but we have it on DVD now so the boys will know about it.
The Cork Corporation website has some info here
Monday, November 28, 2005
Friday, November 25, 2005
I have changed my phone again. I now have a K700i which has the added features of Bluetooth, panorama shots, larger screen and more memory. I would like to get the K750i but its out of my budget !
The shots in Cobh were taken with the new phone and the shakiness is due to the strong wind at my back. One of the photos shows a navy ship standing off from two Japanese tuna boats - I wonder did it arrest them or are they just in for supplies ?
Taking a panorama is simple just like any other camera you take the first shot and the screen for the next shot has an overlay of part of the last shot which you cover, this makes it fairly seamless. Of course if you can have an identifiable object at the extreme right of the shot it makes lining up much easier.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Sitting here in a bistro with a coffee. It has started to rain and the evening rush is in full swing with people coming in off the metro for a quick one before heading home.
The hotel is a few mintes walk around the corner. Its no great shakes but its clean. The area is a normal residential area with bakers, fishmongre, wine shop, butcher etc.
Next stop will be the Champs and a visit to FNAC
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Until the issue with my blog being marked as spam please go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/despod to see my pics.
I've changed the cameraphone to a K300i and I think the pics are better. The holidays in France were shot using a Sagem My-V56(sort of darkened the pictures) and the Cobh shots up to Mahon Point were taken with a 6610i which I thought suffered from a fisheye effect. The K300i seems to be the best screen in the sun as well.
On a side note - I wish blogger would unmark my account so that I could post via email.