Street art, graffiti, vandalism?

Whatever you call it this is definitely Geography if geography is about people and their relationship with their environment. The picture was taken in the very touristy Temple Bar area in Dublin city centre, Ireland. It gives the impression that it is approved by the authorities and that it has been there some time. So, that suggests some interesting questions about city centre management and who makes decisions. Or maybe it is just me……17IDM0402sm


Free images for personal and education use

Free pics for education and personal use – now possible to simply right click and download unwatermarked images. Hopefully this will be of use to teachers and students and to anybody looking for images for personal blogs, homework assignments, and so on – basically anything that is not commercial. Please spread the word. Having built this collection of 40,000 images I’d like to see them being used.

Here’s one to get you started:

To be captioned after editing

Horizontals and verticals…and shadows

Looks like I corrected for horizontals on the sign and didn’t bother about the verticals too much. I’m sure that I go in phases over this. But looking up I suppose the eye expects to be confused by perspectives and angles. This has just been licensed so I guess it does the job. Simply a grab shot walking past a pub in Weymouth with the sun shining nicely. I didn’t bring out anything in those shadows either…. You know, with virtually every shot that ‘sells’ I can see a fault!


Dublin Guinness delivery

Just back from a week in wonderful Ireland – Dublin, Cobh and then on to Baltimore and a boat trip, the highlight of it all, to Cape Clear Island out in the Atlantic.

Dublin is exceptionally photogenic and it is hard to ignore the cliches because they are absolutely there in front of you. I took several hundred pictures with two nights in the city. Working through the Dublin ones first.