THE BANDSTAND IN BLACKROCK PUBLIC PARK 23 FEBRUARY 2008
Blackrock Park is a pleasant green area overlooking Dublin Bay, in Blackrock County Dublin, and boasts a well equipped children’s playground, cycle path and trees. There is also a picturesque pond containing a small island, and swans can regularly been seen there. The Peace Fountain in the pond was constructed in 1986 to mark International Year for Peace.
As already mentioned I discovered that I had a disk with a large number of photographs from 2008 but for various reasons I could not access or process them until now [December 2022].
I do not remember owning a Canon 24-105mm lens and it is all the more annoying as I recently purchased a Sigma equivalent to use with my Canon 5D MkIII. I should explain, many years ago I purchased a Canon 5D camera and it was an excellent camera but I made the mistake of upgrading to a Canon 1Ds MKIII which proved too be a disaster because the camera was faulty. I returned the body to Canon a number of times but they failed to repair an inherent auto-focus problem so I gave up and decided to switch to Sony. I sold the 5D at a very good price and gifted some lenses to friends but no one was interested in the 1Ds.
About a year ago I decided that I was going to dump the 1Ds but discovered that it produced very good results in manual mode and as a result I purchased a number of second Canon and Sigma lenses.
Earlier this year my local dealer offered me an unused Canon 5D MkIII [it was a demo unit] at an amazing price and I agreed to purchase it providing a GPS unit was supplied with it. I was very pleased with the 5D and purchased a second hand Sigma 24-105 which can be attached to my Sony cameras via a Metabones adapter.
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