2006 October

Looking down from on high

Looking down from on high Looking down on a street in San Francisco. You wouldn’t want to be afraid of heights walking around on top of a building! We all want to see what the neighbours are up to and living in a high building is the perfect opportunity of peeping-toms everywhere. You can see […]

Airbrushed to beautiful

What is beauty? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is skin deep. Beauty is … Dean Sherwood is the first photoblogger I’ve come across who linked to the campaign for real beauty video by Dove. He says he feels slightly hypocritical for posting it because it deals with the process of creating […]

Shel Israel and Rick Segal in Cork

Shel Israel in the People’s Republic of Cork Rick Segal Shel Israel and Rick Segal joined members of the Cork blogging and business communities for dinner in Taste of Thailand last night. They spent the day talking to business people so I’m sure the dinner was a welcome end to the day. Pat ordered one […]

Seating and the Bay Bridge

Seating and the Bay Bridge Public seating near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. I shot this on the first evening after getting to the city. Matt, Andy and I went for a walk down the street and I got my first sight of downtown San Francisco. Technique: I cropped the photo to a 1×1 […]

Steps down to the river

Steps down to the river Steps lead down to the River Lee in Cork City. Railing stops people going down them but in times past fishermen and other boat users hauled goods up these steps onto the quays. This was taken a few yards up the quay from a previous shot. Technique: To increase the […]

Have bike, will travel

Have bike, will travel As you can imagine, I was quite tired by the time I got to San Francisco! Picture above was taken just down from my Bird flying by photo. I know there are lots of awkward lines in this shot but the line of the Golden Gate Bridge is just about horizontal. […]

Bird flying by

Bird flying by A gull flies off after an inconsiderate photographer runs after it to shoot it. Beats having the kids do the running eh? They might fall! This was taken in San Francisco, and that’s The Golden Gate Bridge in the background. I went through my shots from my August trip a few days […]

Fountainstown Cloudscape

Fountainstown Cloudscape Clouds gather over Fountainstown in Co. Cork. The setting sun provided a nice backlight for the clouds on the horizon.

Fountainstown Sunset

Fountainstown Sunset The sun sets over a small inlet in Fountainstown. The tide is out and boats are stranded in the mud. One thing that bothers me about this photo is the large black bit on the left. I think I overdid the lomo a little although I’m quite happy with the burned in clouds. […]

The black and white boat

The black and white boat A small boat lies upside down on the grass. Isn’t black and white great?

Happy Birthday to all!

Happy birthday Tom! Happy birthday Ryan! Happy birthday Inphotos! – a year and a day (or two) old. My first photos here were the Us photos I took on October 1st last year. I may have one more birthday greeting to add to this before the day is out, stay tuned!

Abandoned and rusting

Abandoned and rusting Old and rusty machinery lies neglected outside a small shed in Fountainstown, Co. Cork. I love the texture of rust and wood! I like this: Philip Pankov

The road beyond Fountainstown

The road beyond Fountainstown Have you ever gone beyond the beach at Fountainstown in Co. Cork? I’ve been visiting that beach all my life but I had never walked up the road until a week ago. I’m glad I did because it’s very nice up there, and coupled with a setting sun I went a […]

Lady at the lights

Lady at the lights If looks could kill! I don’t know who she was looking at but she doesn’t look happy! Pictured on the corner of Washington Street and Grand Parade a few days ago while we waited for the traffic lights to change. Finn’s Corner, a sports clothes shop, has been on that corner […]

Is it Bank of Scotland(Ireland) or Halifax?

Is it Bank of Scotland(Ireland) or Halifax? Bank of Scotland(Ireland) are changing their unwieldy name to the much shorter “Halifax”. The bank is a major player in the UK market, but the name change could yet backfire because Halifax isn’t very well known in Ireland. I presume a slick marketing campaign will take care of […]