Sigma 10-20

Parked Motorbikes

Parked Motorbikes Two motorbikes parked on the South Mall attracted my attention especially as a strong sun reflected off the clean chrome. Yes, I know there’s a weird diagonal, yes it is distracting. Yes, it is intentional. Enjoy!

Through the long grass

Through the long grass Hard wind worn grass grows by the beach at Wine Strand in Co. Kerry. I think this is perfect in black and white. The blue sky was amazing but the light and shadow of the grass stands out against the uniform background. I shot my first sports stuff in ages yesterday. […]

Rain blows over Slea Head

Rain blows over Slea Head Rain descended on us moments after I took this shot as it sped across the bay and over Slea Head from the south! This was taken above Couminole Beach.

Yellow Walking Man

Yellow Walking Man An arrow points the way for walkers near Wine Strand on the Dingle Peninsula. Across the water is Ballydavid or Baile na nGall. Beautiful clear skies, lovely calm water. Ideal weather.

Dingle

Dingle The town of Dingle, or “An Daingean” as it’s officially known as now. The name change has upset many local people who mourn the loss of their identity and fear that the brand recognition of the name Dingle will be lost on (mostly American) tourists who flock here through out the summer. The 2005 […]

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!

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 […]