Friday, 31 July 2009

On Assignment: Gerard McMahon Testimonial

I was honoured to cover "Gerdie's" testimonial game against St Johnstone last week. It was nearly 20 years ago as a 12 year old I stood in The Oval's shed in East Belfast and witnessed what will go down as one of Glenavon's greatest triumphs. Missing 2 of the best strikers in the league through injury Glenavon were massive underdogs against the biggest, most successful team in Ireland, Linfield. Not to worry though - after coming back from a goal down to 1-1 Glenavon were awarded a free kick at the edge of the Linfield box. Up stepped 18 year old McMahon to fire Glenavon into the lead and send not only the Lurgan side into a frenzy, but most 'neutrals' also. Glenavon went on to win the Irish Cup and the rest as they say, is history.

Gerard was destined for bigger things across the water but would ultimately come back to his home club and go on to deservedly gain his testimonial.

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Monday, 20 July 2009

Our return to London

Tracy and I went back to London last week for a few days. It was our second time there and it certainly won't be the last. I don't think i'll ever tire of the place.

Having grabbed most of my 'landmark' shots the last time I only had a few that I wanted to get this time. My two aims were a low light shot of Westminster and an HDR of St Pauls Cathederal.

I came away with a few pleasing efforts - click a thumbnail to view the set.






Thursday, 16 July 2009

On Assignment: Minisprint Summer Championship

Another hi-octane feature for the Lurgan Mail. This time at Bluestone for the 'Minisprint Summer Championship'.

A very dark (and wet!) evening meaning high ISOs for decent results.

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Thursday, 9 July 2009

On Assignment: Lough Neagh Rescue

This week the Lurgan Mail ran a feature on the 'Lough Neagh Rescue' charity. A great bunch of guys who serve a very important role.


Lough Neagh Rescue provides a rescue service 24 hours a day, it is a voluntary service, but its members are dedicated and possess significant expertise. Rescues are coordinated by the Marine Coastguard Agency, formerly HM Coastguard, from their base at Bregenz House in Bangor.


Lough Neagh is the largest lake in the British Isles being approx 20 miles long and 9 miles wide. It is generally shallow with an average depth in the general body of the lough of 30'(9m) but very shallow round the margins of the lough. The lough is very exposed and in windy conditions it can become extremely rough very quickly. It is used extensively by a wide variety of recreational and commercial craft.

Source Lough Neagh Rescue


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