I decided to take a break from my semi retirement from daily photo blogging in order to share some shots that I got last night from the Macnas Parade for the Galway Arts Festival 2012.
Macnas put on one hell of a show and the parade was great, although unfortunately the weather was far from it.
It’s a real challenger to take any kind of reasonable shots of a parade taking place under torrential rain after the sun has already set, but I did give it my best shot. And I do think that I managed to do the foolhardy participants and observers of the parade some amount of justice on a few occasions with some fairly decent shots, though I’ll let you be the judge of that.
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As well as today’s picture I’d like to apologise to anybody who has had trouble accessing my site over the last couple of days. I ventured away from wordpress.com onto an Irish hosting site called letshost.ie for the last 2 days in the hope of creating my own website that I could customise to my own liking rather than relying on other people’s designs like I must do here all the time. Unfortunately, this was one hell of a frustrating experience due to letshost’s many deficencies in providing a reliable service to a web designing novice such as myself, as well as their ineptness in communicating with their clients in a sufficently speedy fashion. I’ve just spend 2 days banging my head against the wall questioning my own abilities to put up a basic website, only to find out that letshost were actually the ones in error by inadvertdly blocking my attempts to upload my webdesigns and constantly locking me out of my client area and web design panel on their site. In fairness to letshost.ie they have provided me with a refund very quickly(the second time that they’ve had to do so with me), but that’s not going to get back the last 48 hours of utter frustration(plus 3 weeks of tinkering) that have left me back at square one again trying to select a decent hosting service yet again, and still nowhere closer to having my own proper photography website. I think that I’ll just go with godaddy.com as they are half the price that I was paying with letshost.ie anyway, but its sure does seem a shame that it’s so hard to support an Irish company all the same. If anyone has any experience with any other webhosting services, either good or ill, then please let me know so I can make a more informed decision next time.
For now, back to the photography. It sure is a hell of a lot more fun than trying to design webpages.