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Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls

You’ll find Montmorency Falls just outside Quebec City in Canada. They’re an imposing sight, visible from the highway and by foot you can almost reach the base of the falls. Bring a coat and protect your camera because you’ll be soaked by spray! Remember that Balloon Boy story last week? People have been searching for […]

County Hall and the Chimney

County Hall and the Chimney

Cork County Hall, as seen from a nearby hill in Sunday’s Well. Argh! I hate coming up with blog post titles. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Wait For Me!

A pigeon in Cork, somewhere. I’m in Quebec. It’s raining a bit but hopefully I’ll get out this morning for a look around. Luggage still hasn’t arrived, but someone rang at 2am to say it would be delivered here. Yay.

South Mall

Parked Cars on South Mall

Cars parked on South Mall, Cork. The financial district of the city. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Blackrock, Cork. It’s named after Pádraig Ó Caoimh (no relation), “a native of Roscommon, this War of Independence veteran became secretary of the Cork County Board at 21, and he began a 35-year stint as General-Secretary of the GAA barely a decade later”(ref) Michael Jackson and U2 have both played here […]

St Patrick and the Volkswagen

St Patrick and the Volkswagen

A Volkswagen Beetle parked across the road from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork. The church was built in 1840. The car, not so old. Shot on the recent photowalk in the city. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

Blarney Sunrise

Blarney Sunrise

Sunrise, as seen from my home office here in Blarney about 3 weeks ago. The weather was great in September. Much better than it was in August. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/30s

North Cathedral Framed

North Cathedral Framed

The North Cathedral, Cork as seen from a window of St. Anne’s Tower or Shandon Bells. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Good night?

Good night?

No matter what state the economy, the pubs are still full and there’s plenty of drinking. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

Patricks Hill Cat

Patrick’s Hill Cat

A white cat that lives at the top of Patrick’s Hill, taken very near to where this was taken many years before. Lots more Life photos of Cork too. Many of recognisable locations. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Five to Twelve

Five to Twelve

It’s almost noon and I’m at the top of Patrick’s Hill taking photos of the Northside of Cork City. Pictured is St. Anne’s in the foreground, the County Hall in the background and lots in between! Didn’t have time to work on any shots from yesterday. Too much to do. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS […]

Soiree

–noun an evening party or social gathering, esp. one held for a particular purpose: a musical soiree. (source) The first time I heard anyone use the word “soiree” was when my wife’s friend spoke about organising a party at her home. My wife uses it too. Must be posh, I married well! Today I decided […]

Steep Incline

Steep Incline

A steep incline leads down to the bottom of the Old Youghal Road. Photowalk tomorrow! See you at the Montenotte Hotel at 10am! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

Empty Morning

Empty Morning

The view from my office on a damp misty and foggy morning 10 days ago. I live on the side of a depression between two slight hills and fog builds up inside there occasionally. Photowalk on Saturday! See the link above and please comment if you’re coming! We need numbers for the complementary lunch at […]

Half Moon Glass

Half Moon Glass

The development of Half Moon Street and the adjoining Quay are coming along nicely, even with the old house in the middle of it that must have been kept for historical reasons. The other side of the building was pictured previously on Reflection on Half Moon Street. Photowalk is next Saturday! Make sure you sign […]