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Westport House

Westport House


Posted by on October 7, 2012 in Photography


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Glendalogh Landscape

Glendalogh Landscape

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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Photography


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Dublin Tall Ships

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Posted by on September 22, 2012 in Photography


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Fixing Autism

Fixing Autism

This is about a father telling the story about his family, his daughters life before and after diagnosis and the issues affecting all families with children on the Autism Spectrum.

Swing In Bray


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Posted by on August 22, 2011 in General


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Signs of Autism

Signs of Autism

Some of the early signs of autism:

  • Does not babble, point, or make meaningful gestures by 1 year of age
  • Does not speak one word by 16 months
  • Does not combine two words by 2 years
  • Does not respond to name
  • Loses language or social skills
  • Poor eye contact
  • Doesn’t seem to know how to play with toys or excessively lines up toys or other objects
  • Is attached to one particular toy or object
  • Doesn’t smile or interact joyfully
  • At times seems to be hearing impaired

Monkey In Dublin Zoo

Scientific name: Macaca nigra
IUCN status: Endangered
Habitat: Indonesia Sulawesi and Bacan islands, and Philippean shores – tropical rainforests and coast
Diet: Mainly herbivore – including leaves, roots, sprouts, buds, fruit, insects, caterpillars


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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in General


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Posted by on September 7, 2009 in Photography


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In Dublin Zoo

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Posted by on September 3, 2009 in Photography


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GreyStones is located on Ireland’s east cost, I used to live there for more than a year (September 2006 – November 2007). It is a very beautiful town with amazing beach and beautiful green areas, since we moved from GreyStones we used to go back there from time to time. I recommend this town to anyone visiting Ireland

Map picture




more of my GreyStones’s photos here

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Posted by on August 17, 2009 in Photography


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I am back

I have been very busy in the last couple months, I was in a vacation in Amman, Jordan for a month, and when I returned back I had to move into a new house.


This post to share with you my most viewed photo in my flickr, I took this photo in Connolly Station.

Connolly Station

Connolly Station

From Wikipedia


          The station was opened on 29 November 1844 by the Dublin & Drogheda Railway Company as Dublin Station, but was renamed ten years later as Amiens Street Station after the street on which it is located. Originally the station only served a single mainline to Drogheda, and only in 1853 did through services to Belfast commence. In 1891 the City of Dublin Junction Railway connected the station with Westland Row Station (now Pearse Station) on the city’s south side. The C of D Jctn was a separate station known as Amiens St Junction and consisted of the present platforms 5,6 & 7 with a separate street entrance. After the amalgamation of the GNR (I) at the end of the 1950s this station became part of the overall Amiens St and the separate entrance fell into disuse. The C of D Jctn Rly. allowed services to run from Amiens St., through to Westland Row, and onwards to Rosslare and the Southeast. Services to Sligo were transferred to Westland Row (Pearse Stn) operating through the station non-stop in 1937, with the closure of Broadstone Station by CIÉ (see also MGWR). Services to Galway and Mayo also originated/terminated at Westland Row, operating through Connolly Station after 1937, running via Mullingar and Athlone. This was discontinued in the 1970s in favour of running services out of Heuston Station on the better quality Cork line. Passenger running between Mullingar/Athlone ceased completely in 1987.


During the 1960s, Sunday trains to Cork, Limerick and Waterford operated from Connolly platforms 5, 6 & 7 (running through the Phoenix Park tunnel) to avoid the cost of opening Heuston (Kingsbridge) for the limited Sunday traffic demand at that time.


In 1966, the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the station’s name was changed to Connolly Station after Irish revolutionary and socialist James Connolly. At the same time, several other main stations in the Republic were renamed after patriots executed for their roles in the Rising.


At the commencement of DART services in 1984, the C of D Jctn Rly entrance was refurbished and reopened for commuter traffic.


During the late 1990s, Connolly Station was completely renovated and partially rebuilt. An entirely new station hall was built, the roof over Platforms 1-4 was replaced, and a new bar/cafe and shops were installed. The former DART/Suburban station entrance (C of D Jctn Rly entrance) and the secondary station hall built with the DART (further north on Amiens St) were again closed, but a new entrance on the International Financial Services Centre side was opened. In 2004, the Luas Red Line (to Tallaght) began serving the station. As part of the preparation for this, the ramp which had been a bus terminus was demolished and replaced with a 2-platform tram station connected to the main concourse by escalators and lift. 

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Posted by on July 31, 2009 in General


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Vignetting – Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial to show how to use the Photoshot to create Vignetting effect on photos


I will be using Photoshop version 8.0:


1- Open your image with Photoshop.



Open Photo


2- Create a new layer by selecting New/Layer from Layer menu (SHIFT+CTRL+N).



New Layer


3- Make sure to have the following color setting in the Tools




4- Fill the new layer with black (ALT+DELETE)





5- Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) to draw a rectangular as the following





6- Select the Feather (ALT+CTRL+D) from the Select menu and enter a value between 100-200 pixels.





7- Hit Delete to delete the selected area





8- From the Layers palette reduce the Opacity slider value to the required level




And this is the final result



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Posted by on January 21, 2009 in Photography


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