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Toilets for the Aliens

Toilets for the Aliens

If aliens from outer space attack Youghal in Co Cork we know at least one building they won’t destroy. Odd looking characters featured on this sign for the public toilets near the beach. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

de lorean

De Lorean DMC-12

De Lorean, the 80′s Belfast car manufacturer became a household name after their car’s appearance in Back to the Future. The name is instantly recognisable to a whole generation of people. Unfortunately the De Lorean company had already folded before those films were released. The car above is the De Lorean DMC-12, the only model […]

Vehicles Max Height 2.2m

Vehicles Max Height 2.2m

The construction site that was Douglas Shopping Centre’s car park in December 2008. If you go there now you’ll drive up a slope where that digger is and a wall separates where I was standing with the roadway! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/20s

old car interior

Old Car Interior

The interior of the car that sits in the lounge of the Cork International Airport Hotel. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 1250 Shutter speed 1/13s

Black and White in Kinsale

Black and White in Kinsale

Two houses painted contrasting colours in the town of Kinsale in Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

mr whirly

Mr Whirly

Shly? Ever since I took this photo it’s always bugged me what that means. Ice cream van on a very warm day in Kinsale, Co Cork. Not the first time I shot this particular ice cream van either! Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

Old Style Car

Old Style Car

These old style cars were all the rage for about 5 minutes a few years ago weren’t they? Pictured in Kinsale, Co Cork on a hot Summer’s day. PS. my brother Donal got married today. Brilliant day had by all and wedding was really nice! Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO […]

john player

John Player

A cigarette ash tray outside Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven. Shot a few weeks ago. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

suffering in the heat

Suffering in the heat

It’s hard to believe that Ireland can be warm and roasting given the cold winds that blow around this time of year but back in June last year we had a heat wave. I can’t stand the heat of the sun, and by the looks of things, this gentleman isn’t too fond of it either. […]

lonely-boat-in-fountainstown

Lonely Boat in Fountainstown

A boat sits alone on the hard ground while it’s brethren bob up and down in the tide around Fountainstown in Co Cork. This presented me with a bit of a dilemma. I originally cropped the sky out because it was washed out but after careful work with the RAW image I restored detail to […]

oooooh!

Oooooh!

A girl sitting in the warm roasting sun in Kinsale, Co Cork last summer. Decisive moment? She smiled in the next moment! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

towering over the little people

Towering over the Little People

Wherever you look on the north side of Cork City you’re bound to see a massive tower bristling with antennas. It’s an Eircom building AFAIK but I’ve never stopped outside it to look so it could be the secret offices of PROC for all I know! Shot from Shandon Bells last Saturday. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera […]

The difference is we’re Irish

The difference is we’re Irish

Dunnes Stores, Blackpool in Cork City. Recent Dunnes Stores adverts finish with the byline, “The difference is we’re Irish”. It stinks of desperation as everyone north of Dublin heads up to Northern Ireland to shop! Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

193 steps to covent garden

193 steps to Covent Garden

193 steps, but they’re all going up. We arrived in the Underground station at Covent Garden in the middle of the day when queues for the elevators up were *sooo* long. Actually, I didn’t know this at all. I had dawdled behind taking a few photos and recognised a few faces darting down a side […]

Idle Machinery

Idle Machinery

Cranes towering over Cork City sit idle as the sun sets on a late October day in 2008. I suspect this scene will become more rare as the recession bites. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s