December 8, 2010


On this day in 1980, as he returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono, John Lennon was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City. He gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism.

Dublin Dusk

Yes, I like the view from this window and regularly study the changing light over Dublin from this spot. At last, after almost two weeks, the temperatures may start to rise and hopefully put an end to the snow and ice that covers the country. It's been tough on the roads, I've been spending about nine hours a day in the car, thus the absence of photos here of late. I've seen some really stupid driving and some really beautiful scenery, neither of which I could photograph. The frozen snowscapes were particularly beautiful between Mullingar and Kilcock but it was impossible to find a place to pull-in and take photos, just far too dangerous. With the improved weather, I may have to spend less time travelling and perhaps get back to taking pictures.

Photo: Single frame. ISO 100. 4 second exposure @ f/10. Nothing fancy in processing, slight tweak to White Balance and subsequent adjustment to Hue to diffuse a red cast.

I'm now officially at the bottom of the league table with regard to days missed in the recording of this 365. That should put a smile on your face Aongas!