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Just because I post a photo on the Internet, it does not give anyone the right to grab a copy and use it on their own site.  It certainly does not give anyone the right to edit that image and remove it's watermark! Why do I say this?  Well, a Music, Art, Film and Food print/online magazine here in Ireland did just that with one of my images. Was I annoyed when I saw the image on their site?  Yes!  Was I even more annoyed when I realised just what they had done?  Oh hell yes!! I contacted the editor of the magazine and got the 'oh it was the intern' excuse.  That's not a valid excuse.  If they are an intern, they are there to learn under your guidance, you should have noticed the issue.  The buck stops with you, the editor. Back in 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that you the consent of the photographer if you wish to use their work online. The judges said: “The posting on a website of a photograph that was freely accessible on another website with the consent

2022-08-28 The Playing Fields Festival - Clane GAA

It's been 3 years since The Playing Fields Festival last happened, and we all know why that is. It begins with a 'P' and ends with 'andemic'.  

Thankfully, TPFF (as we shall refer to it from here on in) returned this year with a great lineup of Irish music.

Look, I could go on and on about who played what, who was my favourite, what the craic was like and so on, but I won't. What I will say is that TPFF is a fantastic 2 day festival run by a great team in Clane, who obviously love their Irish music. 

I did, however, manage to miss one act.  Whilst Xona was on stage, I was at the back of the arena, by the time I got up to the stage, their set had finished! So yeah, sorry about that Xona.

I took a lot of photos, and I mean a lot!  I'm not going to post over 100 shots here though, you'd be scrolling for weeks.  However, if you'd like to view them all, pop over to my Instagram.

So, photos from Day 1 in no particular order:

HamsandwicH

Jerry Fish

Qween

Hermitage Green

HamsandwicH

Kovanta

Kovanta

Jerry Fish

Ragerra

Ragerra

Oski Bravo

Oski Bravo

Hermitage Green

Qween
And now for Day 2:

Tebi Rex

N.O.A.H

Lea Heart

Abbaesque

Abbaesque

Chasing Abbey

Chasing Abbey

Lea Heart

Bradley Marshall

N.O.A.H

Bradley Marshall

Tebi Rex

And that's The Playing Fields Festival done and dusted for another year.  Roll on TPFF '23!

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