THREE STAGES OF PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART – BLANK – WIP – FINISHED
Work has been completed.
I thought that it might be a good idea to capture the three stages of creating paint-a-box street art.
EIR PHONE KIOSK ON BOLTON STREET – PARTLY DEMOLISHED A FEW DAYS AGO
Some of Dublin’s existing pay phones could be turned into ‘digital pedestals’ under plans being considered by Eir and the city council.
As a pedestrian I believe that the amount of street furniture is excessive especially as much has little purpose other than to act as a platform for digital advertising.
A spokesperson for Eir says: “Eir is working with county councils to agree best use of legacy infrastructure. As agreed with Dublin City Council, 22 new Digital Pedestals will be installed in Dublin City in the coming days, with a touch sensitive screen suitable for displaying maps and for DCC to advertise upcoming events and services.
The phone company is also planning to replace payphone kiosks with Electrical Vehicle (EV) Chargers.
AN INCIDENT ON BOLTON STREET – MAY HAVE BEEN A ROAD ACCIDENT
Today I was experimenting with an old Sony VG100E camcorder and on my arrival back in Bolton Street I noticed a number of Fire Engines. As I have a policy of not photographing accidents if there are still victims to be seen I avoided getting close enough to determine the exact circumstances.
I used a Sony GM 24-70mm Lens but I forgot that because of the crop factor the lens is effectively a 36-105mm. I also forgot that there is no RAW option which was an annoying decision by Sony.
The Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 (model variants NEX-VG10E, NEX-VG10A, NEX-VG10J) was the large sensor interchangeable-lens video camera made and distributed by Sony in 2010-2011. It uses Sony E-mount camera lenses that were first used on the Sony NEX-3 and Sony NEX-5.
It is capable of shooting in 1920×1080 full high definition using a large APS-C sensor. The video is captured in the AVCHD format. When capturing still photos the NEX-VG10 is capable of 14-megapixel stills.
The camera kit came with an 18–200 mm lens that was also be compatible with the NEX Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera systems. The 16 mm ultra wide and 18–55 mm lens E-mount lenses also work with full auto-focus support. The built-on microphone is made of four directional mics that record in two-way stereo with the ability to capture both front and back sounds. The mic handle also has support for a hot shoe to connect a supported flash gun and a cold shoe to add on extra accessories.
First shipments of the NEX-VG10 commenced in September 2010 and I received my cope later in the year. Its launch price was 1999 US dollars and it came in a kit with a Sony SAL-18200 lens with hood and a free download of Vegas Movie Studio. As far as I can remember I paid Euro 2,000 which was a good deal considering the price of 18-200mm lens which I sold only a year ago.
A FADED GUINNESS SIGN OUTSIDE THE KINGS INN PUB ON BOLTON STREET
Guinness was founded in 1759 but didn’t publish its first ad until 1794.
Guinness stout is made from water, barley, roast malt extract, hops, and brewer’s yeast. A portion of the barley is roasted to give Guinness its dark colour and characteristic taste. It is pasteurised and filtered.
Until the late 1950s Guinness was still racked into wooden casks. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Guinness ceased brewing cask-conditioned beers and developed a keg brewing system with aluminium kegs replacing the wooden casks; these were nicknamed “iron lungs”. Until 2016 the production of Guinness, as with many beers, involved the use of isinglass made from fish. Isinglass was used as a fining agent for settling out suspended matter in the vat. The isinglass was retained in the floor of the vat but it was possible that minute quantities might be carried over into the beer. Diageo announced in February 2018 that the use of isinglass in draught Guinness was to be discontinued and an alternative clarification agent would be used instead. This has made draught Guinness acceptable to vegans and vegetarians.