Sigma 18-200

Fire Hydrant 1

Fire Hydrant #1

So I went to Canada and took photos of fire hydrants, or fire plugs as they’re apparently known as in the US. First of three photos taken in Quebec. I love the white fencing behind. Houses near where we stayed in Mont-Sainte-Anne were all pretty and different. Beautiful part of the country. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera […]

Looking through the clouds

Looking through the clouds

Irish countryside through the clouds. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Flying back to Cork

On the way home from Quebec I flew to Heathrow first, before hopping back home via Aer Lingus to Cork. I’m pretty sure this was over the UK somewhere, but really, it could just as easily have been the south coast of Ireland too.

Moonlit Arizona

Moonlit Arizona

The moon shines down on the Arizona desert, January 2008. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 140mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Watch out! Duck! I said, “duck!”

Geese at The Lough feeding on the ground near the water’s edge. Most have their heads down pecking at scraps but one stubbornly kept a look out ..

Heavenly Cakes

Heavenly Cakes

Some of the delicious cakes in Heavens Cakes in the English Market. Deeeellliicious! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/100s

Take off from Quebec Airport

Take off from Quebec Airport

Quebec Airport has all you might need: free wifi, free power at some seats and even a children’s toy area for the kids to play in! Nice sunset too! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 125mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Chetwynd Viaduct

Chetwynd Viaduct From the Air

I always the this bridge as “The Viaduct”, but it’s actually named the Chetwynd Viaduct. Here’s the view from a my flight home a few weeks as it came in to land at Cork Airport. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

I’m Still Standing

It’s wonderful how some of the old buildings in Cork are preserved while all around them their neighbours are demolished and shiny new edifices rise. This one is of course on Emmett Place.

Easy way up

Easy way up

The easy way up to the Montmorency Falls is by cable car direct from the visitor center. We took the steps. Legs. Sore. (Great coming down though!) Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/640s

Red Red Rose

Red Red Rose

Red roses in my father-in-law’s garden, I think. This was shot way back in August but I’m fairly sure of the location. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1000s

Wet suits

Wet suits

Wet suits lie out in the sun to dry near Fountainstown Beach, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 125mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

A whale of a time in Quebec

A whale of a time in Quebec

A street in Quebec is filled with drawings and messages hanging down from wires above our heads. Made me think of the “Fail Whale” when I saw this one. Sad. Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/200s

A Vendre

Firewood for sale on the roadside near where we stayed in Quebec.

Steps to Montmorency Falls

Steps to Montmorency Falls

If you’re adventurous or just have strong legs you can climb the many steps to the top of the hill overlooking the Montmorency Falls. I climbed the steps with a few of the other Automattic guys and took in the breathtaking view over the St. Lawrence River up to Quebec City. Add to that the […]