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Looking onto Freedom

Looking onto Freedom A young woman talks on her mobile phone while looking out a barred window in Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco. Walking through the prison was quite an experience, especially as tourists like myself took photos and listened to the audio tour while wandering. It was easy to imagine how awful incarceration must be […]

California, San Francisco CA

California, San Francisco CA California, a street in San Francisco near where we were staying last August. This was taken after a great lunch in a nearby restaurant with some of the WordPress guys in a Burmese restaurant – Mark Jaquith, Markr (the support guy formally known as Podz), Andy and of course Matt. Excellent […]

A sunlit river

A sunlit river The sun blazes over Cork City and the River Lee on a fresh October afternoon. This was taken on Patrick’s Bridge looking out over the River Lee on a wonderfully bright October day. This bridge was opened on December 12th 1861 by the then Mayor, Sir John Arnott. I read a story […]

Golden Gate Tower

Golden Gate Tower One of the suspension towers of the Golden Gate Bridge looms over traffic on a beautiful August afternoon. Driving across the bridge was wonderful because the bridge is such an iconic part of the San Francisco and it’s simply enormous! Maybe next time I’ll walk across it’s 1.7 mile length. If you’re […]

Little Communion Girl

Little Communion Girl A girl dressed in a communion dress and veil walks with her mother through the crowds on St. Patrick’s Street Cork on Saturday. Dressed as she is, she looks almost lost but the crowd parted way for her and her parents. I don’t know why she was dressed like that. First Communion […]

Currykippane Cemetery

Currykippane Cemetery It’s Halloween, that time of year that the souls of the dead rise up, goblins and monsters are abroad and witches fly about. I’ve already had my barm brack and even got the ring, but tonight is when kids go “trick or treating” looking for treats and avoiding tricks! I made this image […]

Go faster! Go faster!

Go faster! Go faster! A young girl in a buggy leans forward as her mother pushes her along St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. Looks like her mother was busy shopping in Penney’s and elsewhere so I’m sure she’ll look forward to getting home! I like this: This Flight Tonight, and make sure you download the linked […]

Rusted and abandoned

Rusted and abandoned An old oil drum stands on the quay at Ballycotton rusting away as the exposed metal is beaten down by the elements. Technique: I increased the saturation of the reds to bring out the rust of the drum. I desaturated other colours so the drum would stand out. I then duplicated the […]

The Golden Bay Bridge in San Francisco

The Golden Bay Bridge in San Francisco The Bay Bridge in San Francisco all lit up at night. The lighting on the bridge casts a golden glow over the water that is beautiful to watch and photograph. More on Wikipedia. Niall Kennedy walked with myself and Bryan Veloso around the Ferry Building on the night […]

The lone daisy

The lone daisy A solitary daisy grows in front of a small house in Fountainstown. This was an interesting photo for me to take. I spotted the daisy while walking out the road but I didn’t stop to shoot it until returning. I’m glad I remembered it! I’m really happy with the way this came […]

Rain drops on my flower

Rain drops on my flower Rain drops on a flower pictured in Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Looking down from on high

Looking down from on high Looking down on a street in San Francisco. You wouldn’t want to be afraid of heights walking around on top of a building! We all want to see what the neighbours are up to and living in a high building is the perfect opportunity of peeping-toms everywhere. You can see […]

Shel Israel and Rick Segal in Cork

Shel Israel in the People’s Republic of Cork Rick Segal Shel Israel and Rick Segal joined members of the Cork blogging and business communities for dinner in Taste of Thailand last night. They spent the day talking to business people so I’m sure the dinner was a welcome end to the day. Pat ordered one […]

Seating and the Bay Bridge

Seating and the Bay Bridge Public seating near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. I shot this on the first evening after getting to the city. Matt, Andy and I went for a walk down the street and I got my first sight of downtown San Francisco. Technique: I cropped the photo to a 1×1 […]