Sunday, 23 September 2007

PhotoHunt 76 - Paper

This week's has paper as its theme and my goodness there's a lot of paper to picture!
Here's a wee snippet of the types of paper I came across during the week.

Junk mail!

McDonald's paper...
Chinese paper men.

And last, but not least... Paper lanterns

I'm sure there was MUCH more, but my week's been rather hectic, so this'll have to do for now.

What's in your This picture shows this week's PAPER junk mail. It is disgusting to think how much this week?

Saturday, 15 September 2007

PhotoHunt 75 - Plastic

Oooh - this is an exciting theme, as it makes me think of SO many things.

The first thing that sprung to mind, when I saw the theme was plastic bags. Plastic bags are a huge problem to dispose off. According to this article, the average plastic bag takes 400 years to decompose in a landfill site.
Goody two shoes here has already ditched the plastic bags for the weekly shop and has invested in some good solid carriers - sold by the supermarkets. (Yup, they know how to make their money!)

Another disposable is plastic cutlery. MANY times a week I use plastic cutlery for my lunch and dispose of it afterwards. WHAT a waste! I must go out and buy just one set of cutlery to keep in my desk drawer.

Plastic is such a wonderful product. It can be used for making so many different things. On my way home from work I saw one item made of plastic lying by a building site; namely a safety helmet. It is amazing that the same product that is used for throw away cutlery can protect a person's head!

I took my beloved to the airport today (booohoooooo - missing him already) and at the airport they had a plastic theme as well. Since the foiled bomb plots of August 2006 you have to carry any toiletries in a see through plastic bag, when carried as hand luggage. The plastic bags are available for free throughout the airport. Hopefully they are made from recyclable materials...

Finally there's the ultimate piece of plastic, namely the credit card and all the other store, membership and dividend cards. I remember when I got my very first debit card as one of the first customers in my bank. I thought it was SO cool and hence never got into the habit of using cheques. In fact, I don't think I have ever paid by cheque in a shop, thanks to my flexible friend.

That's the result of my today. What did you find on yours? I can't wait to see.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Now, what's that all about?

YSL for Prime Minister?

What's going on?

Saturday, 8 September 2007

PhotoHunt 74 - Music

This week's photohunt theme of MUSIC coincides beautifully with one of my proudest photographic moments...

Donal Donohoe has just released a new cd called "Ceol's Rann" - and guess who took the cover photo? Yup - you guessed it - yours truly! OH, and I'm credited on the inside cover. Now how cool is that for someone who has never learned how to take pictures, but takes so many that at least some are bound to come out well!

The cd is available on a link to cdbaby from Donal's myspace. I wish I knew how to make the title tune pipe up when you open my blog!

I'm sorry I couldn't produce a larger picture, but I rather liked the cool writing in the top right hand cover and decided to use the actual album cover as my picture.

I can't wait to see what photographic treats you all have in store for me this week. If the few I have seen already are anything to go by, then this week's entries are up to a great standard.

Happy ing.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007