A talented bunch of people from the Buncrana Camera Club put on a spectacular display over the Crana Bridge in Buncrana, Inishowen, County Donegal to pay tribute to the Irish athletes competing in this years' Olympics.
The finished shot:
© Buncrana Camera Club 2012
With a little planning, good balance, ladders, long exposure, light paint with steel wool, and some video action, the beautiful and ingenious shot was taken straight from the camera with no photoshopping at all.
An Post also issued two commemorative stamps for the Olympic Games London 2012. The 82c stamp "uses five verticals, combined with contemporary typography, to represent our close proximity to London and Team Ireland’s short journey across the Irish Sea." The 55c stamp "depicts a graphic interpretation of the medal ceremony".
The Irish Olympic House , based at The Big Chill House in Kings Cross, has planned a selection of daily live entertainment from the 27 July to 12 August. On Facebook and Twitter @irishhouse2012
The Irish Times talk to five Irish emigrants in London and ask them to share their experiences of the London Olympics so far. Check the story out at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2012/0727/1224320880508.html
The Irish Post talks to Dubliner Deirdre Nugent, a teacher from Tallaght, about her role among the other 8,000 Londoners in the Olympic opening ceremony.
How are you celebrating the Olympics? Will you be watching the opening ceremony this evening?