Sunday, June 14, 2009

Health and Safety

notice, originally uploaded by Faye Rossi.

Up and Down

Up and Down, originally uploaded by ar271.

One more step

One more step, originally uploaded by ar271.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gobin Yellow flower, originally uploaded by ar271.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Dog attack

Dog attack, originally uploaded by ar271.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A waffle topped by?

Waffles topping, originally uploaded by ar271.

White chocolate so it is!


Tulip, originally uploaded by ar271.

One of the first - or not - bubble! Or we seeing the last try at the government bubble in the UK?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

As far away from the peon...

DSC_5753, originally uploaded by ar271.

The Stormont Parliament Buildings, you would not want to be to close to the taxpayer...

The light is here

DSC_5758, originally uploaded by ar271.

The shamful Credit Services

About a week ago I received a letter from a Wescot Credit Services explaining that there was a electricity bill of 3000 quid not paid for and that by looking at the credit check database they found that it's listed as one of the address I was living. True I did rent a room at the address listed, I phoned and explain that I was living there for specified period of time and paid a rent all inclusive. That bill had nothing to do with.

But today I received another letter saying that I needed to pay the amount. I phoned their servic and found that incredebly now I had an account at British Gas for that address and owned the money. They nicely ask if I gonna pay, I obviously say certainly not. They were obviously not collaborating and I got pretty annoyed so they hang up. I phoned again this afternoon after calming down and ask for when this bill was. The unpaid bill is for a period that is more than 1 year after I left the property.

I said that, but know they ask me to prove that inform British Gas that i wsa leaving the property, otherwise I would be liable !!!! they were keeping repeating the same thing. I just justified for having closed an account that I never had, and that I should have closed before it went into the unpaid period !!!!

F****g S******S !!

Just parasite jumping on the first fellow, and you have to prove that you are more than innoncent !!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bear trap?

1 trillion and everybody is happy ... like politicians ever made a difference ...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Film is back

The last 5 pictures have all been taken on a used Nikon F100, lens 50 mm f/1.4 and Film Sensia 100 or 400 133/36.

Film is getting back to the front it seems so I gave it a try. Not expensive 200 quid for the second best 35mm SLR and 2 to 5 quid per film.

The only problem in the uk is that there is no real cheap and quality option for a process and scan, specially for slid film that need to be process as E6, thanks to the economics of price discrimination even if the scanning of a slide is easier than a print film it will cost you more ...

Anyway for a try I send 2 rolls I did for St Patrick's Day in Dublin to peak-imaging. The slide looks great on a light box but the print were a bit disapointing ...

So I bought a scanner Plustek and scan them myself, once it's scan you have the equivalent of a digital picture except that the raw - the film - containes much more information than the one from a digital camera.

As shooting with film has more constraints it's also focus you more on the fundamental, why are you taken that picture, what's interesting... you have to make an effort to visualize, no immediate snapshot gratification. As such it is a complementary exercise to the digital.

Monday, March 30, 2009

H&W Queens Road

H&W Queens Road, originally uploaded by ar271.

My First Picture taken on film

View from Gravity bar - Guinness Factory

View from Gravity bar, originally uploaded by ar271.

Inside the Guinness Factory

Guinness Factory - entry, originally uploaded by ar271.

Meath Street

Meath Street, originally uploaded by ar271.

Lovely pint of Guinness

Pint of Guinness, originally uploaded by ar271.

It was actually better than at the Guinness Factory ...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Waiting for the bus

Boot, originally uploaded by ar271.

Sunset on the dock

Belfast dock, originally uploaded by ar271.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cannabis law change 'illogical'

"Home Secretary Jacqui Smith decided to reclassify cannabis despite an Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs' review - commissioned by Gordon Brown - saying it should remain Class C."


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009