Somehow, last January, some dirt managed to find its way between the lenses of my TZ7 and settle atop of a filter inside the lens assembly. I had heard horror stories about how expensive it could be to repair compact cameras and was worried that it might not be worth getting fixed.
I only got around to looking into to it this month and, with Dave’s help, found The Camera Repair Center. I couldn’t find their shop on Google Streetview so I emailed them. After a couple of emails and a phone call, I arranged to meet and for them to take a look at the camera, I got a call the following day or so with a very reasonable quote and a breakdown of costs, €70. Much cheaper than buying a new camera :-) A few days later I got another call saying that the camera was ready.
Broken Camera Dirt in the lens
Fixed camera Clear skies and camera lenses in Dublin that day
Another old shot, but not quite as old as the last though!
This shot of Croagh Patrick reflecting in the Atlantic Ocean was taken on New Years Eve 2010 from the end of “Roman Island” in Westport, Mayo. The air was so still at the time that the Atlantic could have been mistaken for a lake!
One of my favourite photos that I took a long time ago (May 2004).
Dad and I almost ran over him coming up the hill at Inch, Co Kerry one night. He just sat there while I took the photo, not moving until we had driven on. I was surprised that he didn’t roll up once he saw us.
I reckon that was the first time I saw a hedgehog and I don’t think I’ve seen one since.
A quick weekend up in the Highlands of Scotland. We stayed in a croft on Loch Linnhe, rode the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig across the Glenfinnan “Harry Potter” viaduct, and road tripped up to Loch Ness, Urqhart Castle and Inverness.
Inverness It means "Estuary of the River Ness".
Emma at Urqhart Castle Emma, Urqhart Castle and a boat at Loch Ness.
Urqhart Castle - The Other Side Loch Ness in the background.
The Highlands and Loch Ness As seen from Urqhart Casle
Urqhart Castle - Inside Loch Ness in the background.
Urqhart Castle The ruins of Urqhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
Lovely Loch Lochy Me at Loch Lochy
Glenfinnan "Harry Potter" Viaduct Famous viaduct that featured in the Harry Potter films near Glenfinnan.
Another Loch Another lake.
Steam Blowing off steam at Glenfinnan Station
A Loch A lake.
Our Driver She's giving up the science.
Our ride Steam train that took us from Fort William to Mallaig.
A View From The Croft Ben Nevis in the distance, looming over Fort William.
Croft The Croft was along the banks of Loch Linnhe.
Scottish Gaelic Sign I was able to understand most of the Gàidhlig we saw. Interesting spelling though.