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Relax in the Park

Relax in the Park

A man relaxes in Bishop Lucey Park while all around him people enjoy the festival that day. Taken during the photowalk last month. Amazing what cropping does to an image. The original was so busy and I struggled to find the image I wanted out of it but I like this. Aperture ƒ/2.2 Camera Canon […]

Glass Clouds

Glass Clouds

It’s odd sometimes when you’re traveling through the towns of Ireland and you come across the remnants of the Celtic Tiger, usually newly built and empty office buildings. This is one such building, near the waterfront in the town of Kilrush in County Clare. It faces on to a broad street but all the other […]

The Roughty Fruit King

A long time fixture of the English Market in Cork is this fruit stall run by M F Murphy.

Dominoes or Four Star Pizza

Dominoes or Four Star Pizza?

So, who’s for pizza? I’m quite partial to Dominoes Pizzas but to be honest I haven’t had a pizza from either establishment in quite a while. Odd that both premises are on Washington Street and almost directly across from each other. Makes “shopping around” easier, not that you’d be bothered. Pizza is horribly priced wherever […]

15% off prints for 3 days only

Woo! Redbubble are offering 15% off all framed and canvas prints until the 27th. The promotion has been running for the last few days but they only emailed everyone this morning. Grrr. Anyway, if you’re interested in a print, leave a comment on this post with the url of the photo and I’ll do my […]

Laughter in the English Market

It’s not all doom and gloom for shopkeepers. These ladies were obviously having a great ol’ chat in this shop in the English Market last month. Another shot from the WW photowalk on July 18th. I seem to be getting a couple of good ones out of that day after all!

The Lone Guitar

A street entertainer plays his guitar on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork last month during the WW photowalk on the 18th. I have the winners of the hotel rooms for next month’s photowalk. I picked them with the help of Alexa, Laughing Lion and Andrea who picked the first distinct numbers between 1 and 5. Thanks […]

The Fields of Slea Head

The green fields on Slea Head in County Kerry are home to many sheep and photographers who shoot this place to death. The photographers, not the sheep. With cameras. While I was taking this photo another photographer walked down the slope just out of shot to shoot the beach at Cuminole! Winners of the free […]

Patterns in the Wall

Patterns in the Wall

Dotted patterns decorate some of the panels on the new building on Half Moon Street I blogged yesterday. This is on the Paul Street side. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

Reflection on Half Moon Street

Construction work on the new block on Half Moon Street, Cork nears completion and reflects the brightly lit houses on the far side of the River Lee and the looming grey storm clouds. This shot’s for Richard who commented on a shot taken the other direction last week. PS. entries are still being accepted for […]

Growing Wild in the Biosphere

Growing Wild in the Biosphere

Inside Biosphere 2, Arizona is a complete ecosystem meant to keep a group of people alive for months on end. That project ended years ago but the building remains and it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area! Just in case you didn’t see yesterday’s post, 3 hotel rooms going for free on the […]

Towering Over Our Heads

Towering Over Our Heads

The Clock Tower in Youghal is an imposing building close up, especially as it’s so unusual in having a tunnel through it’s ground floor! We’re going to have a photowalk in Cork on Saturday, September 26th. It’s going to be sometime in the morning, before noon but that won’t really matter because hopefully most of […]

The Clock Tower Youghal

The Clock Tower, Youghal

The Clock Tower in Youghal is a building you won’t miss if you travel through the town (and despite the great bypass around the area, we got caught in a huge traffic jam!) According to this page the tower was built in 1777 and had a grisly past, In 1777, the town’s Clock Gate was […]

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

A grasshopper caught climbing the outside wall of a friend’s house in Fermoy. My son Adam spotted him first and excitedly called the rest of us out to see. I then proceeded to shoot over a dozen shots of the little bug. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

The Pillars of Justice

The limestone steps and pillars at the front of the Court House in Cork make for an imposing building. Never been in there though. Guess they wouldn’t be too happy with a photographer prowling around? I’ll have to bring a sketch pad.