Thursday, March 29, 2007

Fitzgerald and Donaldson

Interesting portrait of Garrett

Geoffery in full flow

After this week's developments up North, I thought I'd post a couple of pictures from a recent paper delivered to UCD's Law Society by Geoffery Donaldson. One of the respondents was Garrett Fitzgerald.

Friday, March 23, 2007

We the people

Finally got round to editing this one... from the summer! Hoping it'll bring me luck in my WIP interview on Wednesday ;)


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Federal Proecutors?

Pesky civil servants getting you down?
Think that poor black people don't deserve a vote?
Never fear! There is a solution. You can just have your attorney general fire your prosecutors.

That's what George Bush in effect did when he asked A.G. Gonzalez to ''clamp down on voter fraud''. One might wonder at this whether there is a widescale problem with voter fraud in the US. If they have to fire lots of people, there must be a lot of people casting votes who shouldn't be right? Not quite; on closer examination you begin to realise that 'voter fraud' is another neat label with which to mask what is actually going on.

Fraud in this case means clamping down on poor people voting. It means blocking voter registration drives to the point that the league of women voters had to suspend their registration efforts in Florida. It means trying to introduce harsh voter identification laws in stats like Arizona in an effort to stop people who would not vote for the Republicans from voting. Quite why a driving liscence was considered to be a pre-requisite for casting a vote is still unclear.

That Bush does not want his top aids to testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee about this matter is indicative of somebody who has been caught once more in the act. The anti-democratic, and quite possibly illegal action is shameful, and should have the full scrutiny of the other branch of government brought to bear upon it.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Malaysia night, UCD

Colourful Clothing

Funky sword dance

Traditional dancing

Dragon for Chinese new year

A few from the recent Malaysia night, held in Astra Hall.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Pretentious editing for the hell of it...

Gregg, levels and charcoal effect.

Connie with diffuse glow, slightly boosted red channel.

Tiernan, gaussian blur in background, lowered colour, levels tweak and some pastelle type effect thing.

A few from the Galway IV, I was bored (read: not doing the work I should have been doing), so decided to play around in photoshop!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Ha'penny bridge

Ha'penny bridge at night

Ha'penny bridge at night

Ha'penny bridge at night

Was in town to see Julius Caesar in the Abbey the other night. Got there a bit early so decided to head down and try and take a picture of Ha'penny bridge that had been in my head for a while. It's probably slightly cliched at this stage, but I still think it's kinda fun!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

smedias '07

Anto Kelly jumos in the lake

NCAD protests at the possibility if being moved to Bellfield

Brennan during Fresher's week

Here are the 3 pictures that I have decided to enter for 'News Photographer of the Year'. Thanks to everyone who helped me pick them! I'm thinking about reviving this blog again, so keep an eye out for more posts in the near future!