Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee

Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee

Lives in cork
Works as a Retired doctor
Joined on Oct 31, 2002
About me:

We live in history. The most interesting photos to me are the ones which weren't taken
today. Today's mundane is tomorrow's priceless gem.
Táimíd ag maireachtaint sa stair. Siad na griangrafanna is suimiúla domhsa na sean-
chinn. An gnáthrud inniu, an seod amáireach..

I have too many cameras!
Mamiya 6 and three lenses
Fuji 67
Mamiya RB67

Olympus e3
numerous lenses

Canon 1ds1, 1ds2, 1d4
numerous lenses.

Various compacts etc.
Panasonic DMC-TZ4, Canon S90

Canon 1n, eos-600,

Olympus IS3000. The best all-in-one ever made. By far.

Comments

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On Rosaleen's Smile in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

She's always like that. She's my eldest daughter!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 08:38 UTC as 1st comment
On On her way up.. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

She made it, did a PB and beat the National Champion

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

It has the same rubber grip I see as the NEX-7 which just cost me €140 to get replaced by Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 09:41 UTC as 138th comment | 1 reply

Big effort and different, but not my cup of tea but then, there's no accounting for taste! May be someone else's nectar!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 08:37 UTC as 10th comment

One of Cartier-Bresson's photos, the one of the man jumping over the puddle, was taken blind.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 09:04 UTC as 58th comment

I'm 63 and at photography since about 24. I'm retired now and doing an awful lot of photography, which I love and I'm learning new stuff every day. I mastered a transmitter and radio controlled triggers last week. Never tried them before.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 09:05 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On From Dusk Till Dawn in the My best picture this week challenge (8 comments in total)

Not surprised this came first. It's brilliant.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 06:17 UTC as 7th comment
On Puffin cleared to land in the Depth of field. challenge (13 comments in total)

A huffin and a puffin and a beak fulla fish!
Fab!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 07:44 UTC as 10th comment
On Sprint 500m in the My best picture this week challenge (1 comment in total)

Superb photo

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 08:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Pleasing the crowd in the My best picture this week challenge (7 comments in total)

Brilliant

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 08:01 UTC as 1st comment
On Lens reviews update: DxOMark data for Sony NEX primes article (54 comments in total)
In reply to:

TimT999: I'm disappointed by the lens reviews. For many of us, the excitement of the mirror less approach is to have near-DSLR quality in a smaller form factor. Yet these lens reviews don't include DSLR comparisons to give us that context.

Obviously the Nex lineup can't come close to a full frame -- and no one would expect that. But if I'm going to consider one of these mirror less systems, I want to know if it can come close to (or better!) the crop systems that Canon and Nikon is coming out with now.

After all, these Sony lenses are priced comparably -- I can currently get the Canon 24-105mm L for under $800 from lots of vendors. So why not include a Canon/Nikon crop body/lens system in the mirrorless system reviews done by DxO and DPReview so we know how these newer technologies stack up?

I've a NEX-7 as a light system. I find the 50 superb. The 16 is good enough, the 18-55 is excellent at working apertures, the 55-210 is not bad, but not good either. People should take these very exacting tests with a grain of salt. The requisite question is can you see these differences in prints? If not then they're just counting angels on the head of a pin.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2013 at 17:55 UTC

It doesn't matter a whit. I don't use their stuff. I use Aperture, Corel etc.
People spend far too much time "processing" and not enough composing or just taking photos.
I wish them ill in their move!

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 11:40 UTC as 95th comment | 11 replies
On exhaust_pipes photo in joger's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Not a good photo for you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2013 at 21:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Ireland: A Photographers' Guide article (43 comments in total)

Like Carsten, I live here. The colour can be amazing. It can also be frustrating as overcast skies are all too common and sunlight can be fleeting. Some of the best photos you will get here are in mist etc. While the Glens of Antrim are nice, in Co.Cork alone there are several places equally as good for photography. I think that the Burren shot is fab.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 05:48 UTC as 24th comment
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PhotoKhan: Sigma confuses me...Is this the same lens Bob Atkins reviewed 1 year ago?...Is it another incarnation?...If not, why the delay between those initial hands-on reviews and the actual launch?

http://photo.net/equipment/sigma/120-300-ex-dg-os-hsm-lens/review/

PK

It probably does! I don't know why companies put huge long names on products.
Years ago Minolta had an ordinary camera with a name like
Minolta Maxxum Paxxum Fillya fulla lead son Zoom, or something.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2013 at 09:14 UTC

I've read extensively about the Spanish Civil War. Both sides behaved very badly. Franco was a psychopath. So were many of the leaders on the other side. How otherwise could you explain the castration and crucifixion of priests, the throwing of prisoners into the Ronda Gorge and so on? On one side you had the Beast, Hitler supporting the Army, on the other the Beast Stalin.
That, unfortunately is how most civil wars are. We had a small civil war in Ireland after Independence and though only about 500 people were killed, it was not a shining example of fair fighting on either side.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 06:02 UTC as 28th comment

I think he's more impressed than the clients will be. People just don't care about that kind of thing. They want facial expressions and a record of the event. Full stop. Nobody likes a SLOW photographer at a wedding.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 21:43 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies
On CB6C0586 photo in PhotoKhan's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Well, it's a 70-200. I used to have a 70-200 F4 non-IS and it was this good too, as is my 70-300 L at 200 and even my 70-300 Do at f8 but I must get rid of that.

What you really pay for though is that it is this good wide open, at least in the centre of the frame..

Is that Nice or Monte Carlo or some such place?

Monte Carlo loses a lot of its glamour when you realise it means Charlie's Mountain..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 23:38 UTC as 1st comment

Lads and Lassies,

the Olympics is about competition, not photography. This is irrelevant nonsense!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 06:06 UTC as 145th comment | 5 replies

I agree about the obsession with resolution and sharpness etc.
What most motivates me is the 5yr+ old photo. These are the great photos because they are there. An ordinary 20 year old photo of a neighbourhood, people, friends etc. is much much more interesting than lovely pictures of bowls of flowers.
I shoot a lot of ordinary stuff, stuff that will change or will be gone. People love my old stuff, but I don't do it for them. I do it for me!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 06:54 UTC as 7th comment
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