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Junk in the desert

I’m not sure what this metal object used to be, but it was sitting in the desert on the ranch in Arizona. I loved the contrasting textures and light and shadows so I had to shoot it! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Blarney on April 24, 2008

I had to get the car fixed today. A ball bearing was broken in one of the rear wheels and driving was like one of those modded cars with huge exhausts. Noisy and annoying. So, I took the car down to Blarney Auto Centre where they sorted it out this afternoon. I took the opportunity […]

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Blue Doors

Blue doors in Bantry, Co. Cork. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

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Exit

This way to the EXIT. This is a sign in Biosphere 2 in Arizona. Can you imagine how enticing it would be to get out of a building after spending a year inside there? Declan from O’Learys rang this morning. Good news. He got on to the boss at the Sigma repair company who told […]

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The legacy of Bertie Ahern

Bertie Ahern, who recently announced his resignation as Taoiseach or Prime Minister of Ireland was well known for opening all sorts of events and buildings. Plaques with his name dot the country. PS. This image is now hosted on my own server where I have some referrer checks. If you don’t see it in your […]

How very phallic of you

How very phallic of you A desert plant growing near the ranch we stayed at in Arizona. I only thought of the title after seeing this image in b/w, but err, it suits doesn’t it?

An Chead Bhailiu Eile

An Chead Bhailiu Eile A very old looking post box on South Main Street, Cork stands next to the brewery there. “An Chead Bhailiu Eile” and “Next Collection” are stamped just above the letter box, and both phrases are the same in Irish and English. Photos from Snapfish.ie were delivered today. Quality is quite good, […]

Trees on the Marina

Trees on the Marina The trees along the Marina in Blackrock, Cork are bare at the this time of year but the sun shone today as if it was the height of Summer. It was lovely, even with the biting wind. Shot from the grounds of Pairc Ui Chaoimh (no relation!) while out walking with […]

Scart Road

Scart Road Scart Road, or Bothar na Scairte in Bantry, Co. Cork. When you leave the wide open area near the harbour in Bantry you come across really steep hills to the east. I happened to walk that way pushing a buggy so I had to stop and catch my breath here before heading on […]

Old rope and boats

Old rope and boats Old rope on the quayside in Bantry Harbour, Co. Cork. I love the different textures in this image, and I knew I’d be happy with it in b/w!

Going Overboard

Going Overboard Bertie’s going overboard today, hopefully. As I write this Bertie Ahern is speaking and it sounds like a resignation speech. I haven’t heard an apology for lying under oath and deceiving the public yet however. Unfortunately we’re all going to forget this by the next election. Hopefully the other parties will make hay […]

Desert Tree

Desert Tree One of the many trees growing in the arid desert surrounding the ranch Automattic stayed in while in Arizona.

How to send flowers to ladies

How to send flowers to ladies Obviously the gentlemen of Bantry are a polite and courteous bunch. While their women folk are in the public loo an enterprising soul will sell them flowers for their better half!

Tall Grass

Tall Grass Grass growing in the Arizona desert.

Ouvane River

Ouvane River The Ouvane River runs near Bantry in Co. Cork and in the distance is Carriganass Castle. The weather was terrible when I took this. Showers, cold, wind. How I suffer for my art!