December 11, 2010


On this day in 1997, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams became the first political ally of the IRA to meet a British leader in 76 years. He conferred with Prime Minister Tony Blair in London.

09 December 2010

Thursday 09 December. As the end of another difficult week looms, the thaw is setting-in and the roads are a bit safer. For the first time in two weeks, I clocked 100 kmh. I'm heading home, West on the N4 somewhere near Kinnegad.

Photo: More long exposure experimental work. This is a single 5 second exposure, hand-held, shooting through a dirty windscreen. It was impossible to keep the windscreen clean, the water sprayer was frozen and dirt seemed to freeze on impact and stick. As a light-study, it works for me, although the clarity of definition is lacking slightly, it captures the atmosphere very well. I particularly like the framing and vignette caused by the head-lights and dashboard. The shot is straight off the camera, unprocessed except for the default settings applied by ACR.
Lens; 10-20mm. ISO 400. 5 seconds @ f/5