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Guinness Beer photos

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Wednesday 25th, July 2007
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

During my short stay in Dublin I was able to visit the Guinness Storehouse and took some sample shots with the new Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 digital compact camera. The Casio Z1200 offers 12 Megapixel resolution and incorporates CCD-shift image stabilization and the latest Exilim Engine 2.0 image processing module with motion analysis technology. In addition, the Casio Exilim Z1200 features auto-tracking AF system that now combines both face detection and motion analysis technologies. With this revolutionary new system, once the focus is locked in, it follows a moving subject’s face, maintaining both sharp focus and correct exposure. The Casio Z1200 is packed in a solid stylish designed housing.

Guinness Beer photos

Guinness Beer History
Arthur Guinness was born in 1725 near Dublin in the town of Celbridge, county Kildare where his father, Richard Guinness, was a Land Steward. Part of Richard's duties were to supervise the brewing of beer for the workers on the estate and it is probable that young Arthur first learnt the art of brewing from his father. The brewing industry in Dublin at that date was suffering because English beer was taxed less severely than the home-produced product. Arthur was not, however, deterred. He decided to acquire what was then a small, disused and ill-equipped brewery at St James's Gate.

Guinness Beer Founding
The lease, signed on 31 December 1759, was for 9000 years at an annual rent of £45. To start with, Arthur brewed ale, but by the 1770s a new drink, a strong black beer called porter, was being exported from London. Arthur decided to brew this new beer himself. He proved extremely successful and right into his seventies Arthur continued to be active in supervising his business at the Brewery, now assisted by three of his sons. Arthur had married an heiress, Olivia Whitmore, and had 21 children, 10 of whom survived into adulthood. When he died in 1803, he left a considerable personal fortune of about £23,000 and an extremely flourishing business which later generations of his family were to develop, following the example of initiative and enterprise set by its founder.

Casio Exilim EX-Z1200 test photos
The test photos of the Casio Exilim Z1200 compact camera are made in Dublin during my short stay. After visiting the Dublin centre and the surrounding areas I was able to shoot some test photos with the Casio Z1200 camera inside the Guinness Storehouse. Remarkable features of the camera are light weight, compact, image stabilizer, high resolution, intelligent camera features and a range of settings that would make the camera ideal for enthusiastic photographers. Take a look at our image gallery; the images were shot during my visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland.

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