Mark Sweeney [sweeney]

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BIOGRAPHY
I photographed with film, mostly 35mm, until 2006 when I switched to digital with a Canon 30D. So far I've been very happy with this camera. In early 2008 I started my own business finally. I do weddings, other events, portraits, and some still life. My personal website is marksweeneyphoto.com & for my blog add /blog. Enjoy... EQUIPMENT: Canon 5D MK2 Canon 7D Canon 30D w/battery grip, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, Canon 180mm f/3.5L macro, Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro, 2x Canon 580EXII, Canon 430EX, Pocket Wizards, Expodisk for white balance, Sandisk & Kingston CF cards, Think Tank Photo Airport Security Bag, Mac Pro & Mac Book Pro, Lightroom 2 Apple Aperture, Various NIK software, CS3, Canon G10 point & shoot

GALLERIES

The Natural World
Other
Former Fort Ord Army base
Humans
Animals
Boston
Over There
Rockport Massachussetts
Scenes from the fireground
Field Fresh Farms
Smith/Wood
Sis & Friends
A
Gavin & Alexis
Wedding 1
Danielle & Jay
California Rodeo

PHOTOS

Woodworker
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This very famous sculpture was attacked not to long ago and now sits behind bullet proof glass.
View from top of Vatican dome. The tallest building in Rome
Another mosaic
Known by the locals as the wedding cake. As far as I can tell this building has no function whatsoever other than being a monument.
View from the very top of the Vatican. What follows are pictures mostly from within St. Peters basillica which is the most spectacular place I have ever seen. Words and pictures do it absolutely no justice. The lighting was extremely low making very difficult to get clear pictures.
The dome of St. Peter's. You can see the people up around the top behind the rail. This is the tallest structure in Rome. The view was great that day. It's a very long climb to the top. Over 500 steps. The stairway winds through the inside of the two layers/walls that make up the dome. The corridor is about shoulder width. Closterphobic adults were at the top crying because the stairway is so narrow, steep, and hot. Toward the top where the dome curves in more the walls of the stairway do the same, so you are walking leaned over about to fall.
Some of our local homeless neighbors. They pretty much live in the Piazza. They aren't quite like our homeless.
A little vino in our living room.
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These are the steps to a monument in the Piazza next to the house. Rome is the dirtiest city I have ever seen. This is from one night. The street sweepers come through here every morning.
Typical Friday night view from my room. This was taken around 4am. Vegas has nothing on Rome when it comes to partying all night. Some of the pizzarias are open till 4 also and many of the bars here stay open till at least 4, some later. There is no drinking age and no open container law. I'm pretty sure this town may have more drunk drivers than any other town and more Police that sit around doing nothing. What a place!
This is the plazza our house is on. My window is the second one in from the left, on the second floor,under the street light on the big building to the left.
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Fire Thrower. This picture was taken from my bedroom window.
New friends.
Replacing cobblestones after road repairs.
Ancient Trade
Leather worker in his shop.
These public fountains are everwhere. Rome still has one of the best water systems in the world. you can drink right out of it.
These are the cobblestones that cover 90% of Rome's roads. They call them Pietrinis, after the same stones that origionaly covered St. Peters square. There must be a billion of these. I asked a cop and he looked at me like I was crazy. Not crazy just too much wine maybe.
Glass shop
Basket Shop
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Harvest time in Cinque Terra
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Cinque Terra or Amalfi, can't remember
The Amalfi coast was one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. This is a shot from the ferry
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Lake Konstance
Me holding my own with the Germans
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Pinnacles National Park
Keep Out!
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The Sqeaky Wheel
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Barbed 2 (View Larger)
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Brotherly Love
Pre-show cast member
Philip
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Yosemite Red
My adorable sister
Matthew
Izzy
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Scientist Church--Boston
John Hanckock-Boston
Faneuil Hall Figurine Maker
Reflecting Pool in Boston
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Marco
The Jewelry Man
The Jewelry Maker
Old Faithful
Point Reyes
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Boiler Control
No Smoking
Boiler Paint Fort Ord
Fort Ord--Just Cause. Abandoned Barracks
Evening Session
Army of pipes
Fort Ord Boiler
Evening Session
Peeling away the years
Fort Ord Boiler 2
Abandoned Boiler 3
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Cinque Terra
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Castelo St. Angelo near the Vatican
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St. Peter's Basilica
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Inside the Cupolo of the St. Peter's Basilica
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View from the top of St. Peter's Basilica
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Frutta y Verdura stand in Bolgna Italia
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Oars
Pile up
Rockport Harbor
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Lobster Pots
Americas Cup Here I Come!
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Salt water taffy wrapping machine. Rockport, Mass.
Lobster pot buoys
Lobster house Rockport, MA
abandoned house Rockport,Mass
Lobster town Rockport, MA
Rockport Kayaks
True Love
Garland Ranch Regional Park
Boston across the Charles
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Boston City Hall (Pls view larger)
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My house (please click Larger below)
Barracks stairwell
Abandoned Stockade Guard Tower
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Tanker Drop
Cal Fire Copter 406 (please view larger)
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Retardant Drop
Tanker 8-0 cutting through the smoke
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Unknown Surfer Monterey
Dogs in Paradise
Different Crop
Joe Cool
To be a kid
Abandoned Building-Ft. Ord
Abandoned Army Building--Ft. Ord Please view Larger
Abandoned children's play area behind former military housing.
Abandoned street on former Ft. Ord---Please view larger
Isaiah & Julie Engagement
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Joe & Kerry
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