Equipment

The waves at Couminole

The waves at Couminole Waves about to crash down on the nearby rocks at Couminole Beach on Slea Head, Co. Kerry. Originally this was in colour but it lacked punch. Converting it to black and white and slightly overexposing the blue channel created this dramatic scene.

Shadows of a blue sky

Shadows of a blue sky Shadows from unseen clouds leave their mark on the ground telling of their passage through the heavens. Shot on Wine Strand, Co. Kerry, looking across the bay.

Sunlit Grassy Slopes

Sunlit Grassy Slopes Tough grass that’s lovely and springy to walk on edge to the horizon where a cloud floats serenely in the blue sky. Life is good! This is taken close to this photo of the same slope but the mood is completely different.

Laneway fence

Laneway fence An old fence follows the road off into the distance at Wine Strand in the Dingle Peninsular, Co. Kerry. Lines, lines everywhere, I love lines!

Windswept grass and fence

Windswept grass and fence The tough grass by a beach in Kerry grows thick on this hill, bounded by a wire fence to keep curious people like myself at bay! This is an experiment for me. I thought the b/w treatment would work well as the image is full of texture, lines and shadow. What […]

The Irish Tricolour

The Irish Tricolour The Irish Flag, or Tricolour hangs outside the Muskerry Arms Pub in Blarney. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Ireland The beautiful weather recently provided a perfect opportunity to shoot outside. Yay!

Shih Tzu in flight

Shih Tzu in flight My Shih Tzu Oscar just after he picked up the ball I threw for him! Most dogs have a strong fetch instinct but Oscar’s was hidden away until we discovered it earlier this year. Now he loves the phrase "where’s the ball Oscar?"

Sitting around at the GPO

Sitting around at the GPO Teens sit around on the limestone blocks on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. That’s the Post Office in the background and the infamous Hi-B Bar to the left where you can be thrown out or verbally abused if the eccentric owner doesn’t like the look of you!

Redhead on the street

Redhead on the street A young woman on Patrick Street relaxes for a moment with her fruit smoothy.

Baby likes Wispa

Baby likes Wispa My little baby, Adam, likes the new Wispa bars. Well, he enjoyed throwing this one around and almost got it into his mouth before I stopped him! ‘Course, I gobbled it down shortly afterwards and it was every bit as good as I remembered! Wispa Bars were on sale in Ireland and […]

Denis MacSweeney

Denis MacSweeney One of the few photography shops left in Cork City center, Denis MacSweeney’s shop in Merchant’s Quay is a simple photo development outfit. O’Leary’s Camera World and MacSweeney’s on Oliver Plunkett St. will sell you cameras and all sorts of other photography bits. Unfortunately both shops were out of 77mm filters the last […]

Are you off to Dingle then?

Are you off to Dingle then? One of the more hair-brained ideas of Eamon O Cuiv, the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs was to proclaim that the official names of all towns in Gaeltacht areas would be the Irish names. I’m all for efforts to make Irish more appealing and stronger but what […]

Cork Film Festival

Cork Film Festival Cork Film Festival starts on the 14th of October this year and will run until the 21st. They’ve obviously spent quite a bit on advertising as these banners are visible all the way up Patrick Street. Still, I’ve never been to a film during the festival. Others take time off work and […]

The Evening Echo seller

The Evening Echo seller This man has been selling the Evening Echo on Cork’s Patrick’s Street for years. Here’s a photo of him back in August 2005!

Couminole View

Couminole View Looking out to sea from the steep walkway down to Couminole Strand on Slea Head, the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. The film Ryan’s Daughter was filmed in this area and the beach behind me was featured in the gun running scene! Check it out on Youtube. About 2 minutes into the second clip […]