Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.



Day 1: Welcome to 720nm and a year of photography

Welcome to 720nm, and the first post of the year: The People’s Park, Galway City, Ireland.

Day 2: Catching up on the chat

Day #2: Catching up on the sales. Taken at Stop Street, Galway City, on December 24, 2009.

That new year's shine

[face_sheepish] Well hi there, readers. It falls to me to harken the arrival of 2010 on January 3rd. 2009, for all its darkness, ended on an upbeat and optimistic note that continues to resonate in the first few days of 2010. I’ve taken on a project for 2010: 365 days of photos, of which I […]

Day 3: Forthill Cemetery

Day #3: Forthill Cemetery. Taken at Forthill Cemetery, Galway City, on January 3, 2010.

Day 4: ‘Round Polaris

Day #4: ‘Round Polaris’ eye. Taken at Dangan, Galway City, on January 3, 2010.

Day 5: Bubbly!

Day #5: Bubbles frozen in ice. Taken in Renmore, Galway, City, Ireland on January 3, 2010.


Day #6: A lightning storm interrupts some star trails over Galway Bay, Ireland. Taken on January 5, 2010. Interesting piece of trivia: The celestial equator runs roughly through what is the middle of this image.

Day 7: The purple tunnel of love(ly stars)

Day #7: My self-learning of star trail photography continues over Dangan in Galway, Ireland. Taken on January 6, 2010.

Day 8: Back to Earth

Day #8: Frozen grass and leaves at the People’s Park, Galway, Ireland. Taken on December 24, 2009. I did not forget about yesterday’s post. Well, okay, I did kinda. I slept early and didn’t wake up until almost midnight. About all I could do at that point was to slap up the image on […]

Urgh, moi

It is arm-length-self-portrait time! I’m on the job hunt, so should I: Shave the beard off, keep the beard, or alter it?

Day 9: Hope

Day #9: Hope. Taken on January 9, 2010. A little less back-to-Earth for today. I feel like all of my recent photos have been too dark – either a metaphorical dark in the sense that I put emphasis on the sheer starkness of a scene (see <a href=”>day 8), or a literal darkness in that […]

Day 10: Juxtapositions

I may as well admit here that keeping three separate sites –, and – in sync regarding photos is a total pain in the ass. Doing it on a daily basis for my ”365 days of photos” just compounds the problem. Grr, etc. Day 10: Juxtapositions. Taken on January 10, 2010. On […]

Day 11: Another Gorgeous Tree

Another gorgeous tree on the road to Menlo, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Day 12: Large and in charge

Day 12: Large and in charge. Taken at Menlo village on January 10, 2010.

Day 13: Still stuck in haunted forest land

Day 13: Still stuck in haunted forest land. Taken near Menlo Village on January 10, 2010. I have to admit that this grove of trees near Menlo Castle intrigues me. The trees twist and turn like the broken limbs of the dammed quailing under concerted blows….aren’t I just the cheerful sort?

Day 14: Where all boats come to rest

Day 15: Where all boats come to rest. Taken at Menlo Village on January 10, 2010. This is my last photo from the snowy weekend, honest. The last few days have been so choc-full of drama that I

Day 15: It is now day 16

Day 15: It is now day 16. Taken on January 15, 2010. It is now 1:04am on day sixteen and I have missed my first day. This is inexcusable – I spent most of today sitting in front of my computer working with photographs.

Day 16: Sheer mundanity

<img src=”” alt=”Day 16″ Sheer mundanity” /> Day 16: Sheer mundanity. Taken on December 10, 2009.

Update: Site has been…updated

I apologize if anybody has reached in the last 72 hours and instead discovering the expected photo-y goodness were instead greeted by a nefarious 404 error. I was busily engaged in moving the domain and associated content from its old home at 1&1 in the U.S.A. to its new one at Digiweb in the […]

Day 17: Welcome to ‘I miss my kids’ week

Day 17: Day 17: Welcome to ‘I miss my kids’ week. Yeah, I miss my kids. During the week coming I will be travelling to Dublin in search of work. In that time I’ll be mostly out of touch with the internet and unable to research and upload a photo of the day. To sidestep […]

Day 18: Master and apprentice

Day 18: Master and apprentice. Taken on September 13, 2009.


Day 20: Skipped

Day 21: Skipped

The :10 side of it

Well shit. HAY GUYZ Not that anyone reads this, but still: HAY GUYZ You know, seriously. Nobody even looks at this site (except maybe my wife?), so for me Tumblr/ has become this dumping ground where I can freely monologue without fear of being interrupted by a lesser, uncomprehending mortal. Mostly my vomit is visual […]

Day 22: Skipped

Day 23: Gar Gar

The end of “I miss my kids week”

This last week was a total failure on my site due to my trip to Dublin, but I did manage to take one good lesson out of it: Plan ahead. Prepare. Take one evening to find, adjust and upload photos for the week ahead, which I am doing right now. This week is dedicated to […]

Day 24: Welcome to “well…it’s a forest” week

Day 25: Texture

Day 26: Texture #2

I’m forced to admit that I am disgruntled by the top two-thirds of this image.

This is a story about shit and Jesus

Oh, America(ns) Disclaimer: I have nothing against America or Americans. I married an American. My daughter and my son are both American. I lived in America for two-and-a-half years. Something like a full half of my friends are all American. So long as we all stay away from topics such as America’s healthcare, politics, immigration […]

Perspective correction

This photo is technically terrible. The stitching is lazy and parts of it are either blurry or outright out of focus. But I don’t care: This photo does its job as both an exposure control test (balancing highlights and shadow) and an experiment in handling perspective correction – in Photoshop – by hand. As a […]

Day 27: Blue dawn

Day 28: Silver and Blue

The composition of this image is horrible, but I simply could not refuse the colours.

Six more from the People's Park

(dot dot dot) These aren’t part of my 365 days of photos, but are instead a bunch of related photos I want to toss out: Dark and foggy. Lovely.

Day 29: Exposure win!

Can I say ‘win!’? Yeah, I can. I’m ordinarily humble about my photographs. I see them in terms of their flaws; softness, blown highlights, uneven horizon, blur and underexposure are what leap out of me when I review them. Recently I have been working on the ‘exposure’ part of matters by trying to nail down […]

Day 30: People’s Park outro

Day 31: Skipped