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Horse and Rider at Inchadoney

Horse and Rider at Inchadoney Riding through the waves at Inchadoney beach, Co. Cork. The horse loved the experience galloping up and down the beach with gusto! Last night was themes night at the camera club and I had to come up with several images about the “sea”. Luckily I had a good few ready […]

Sailing In San Francisco

Sailing In San Francisco A yacht sails past the waterfront in San Francisco Bay. There was plenty of activity on the waters with ferries, yachts, kite surfers and even helicopters fly overhead.

The swans they are a coming

The swans they are a coming Swans rush to the bank of the Lough looking for bread from the crazy guy hanging over the water with a large black object… This shows off one of my favourite night-time techniques. Long exposure with a flash. The long exposure captures the background while the flash illuminates the […]

The Moonlit Shipyards

The Moonlit Shipyards The shipyards in Rushbrooke, just outside Cobh are still active although much quieter now than during their heyday. The cranes make for great photography against the moonlit sky. This was shot from across the River Lee in Passage last November. FRLinux asked about settings so here they are, including post-processing: Flickr’s exif […]

Golden Gate Bridge in Fog

Golden Gate Bridge in Fog Tourists on a ferry pass by the fog shrouded Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay. The day was beautiful out near Alcatraz but fog covered the upper reaches of the bridge and I thought would make a pleasing shot. PS. I’m not finished with photos from 2006 by a […]

Unhappy Child

Unhappy Child A small girl walks mournfully into the shopping center on Paul Street clutching her “BT Kids” balloon, probably handed to her by this lady.

The witch and the balloons

The witch and the balloons A witch hands out balloons to young kids outside Brown Thomas on a late October Saturday. Just out of frame of this shot is a woman who has asked for a balloon. The witch explains that the balloons are just for the kids.. I wonder why? More on this later.

Fun at the crib

Fun at the crib Fr James McSweeney’s live crib in Ballyvolane was busy with animals and human visitors all through last week but I managed to get some shots the night when we visited. As I mentioned already, there were all sorts of animals there, from sheep and donkeys to chickens, calves and puppies. Donations […]

An Fear Marbh

An Fear Marbh An Fear Marbh, an island off the coast of Co. Kerry, Ireland, with the setting sun lighting up the cloud over the Atlantic. “An Fear Marbh” translates as “the dead man” and is so named because of the obvious shape of the island – that of a man lying on his back. […]

Port of Cork

Port of Cork The Port of Cork seen from the hills on the north side of the city. Looks carefully and you can see several landmarks: The Elysian building site R&H Hall Cork Bonded Warehouses Holy Trinity Church And many more sights! I entered Little Communion Girl into the Photo Friday “Fresh” competition this morning. […]

The anxious look

The anxious look A young woman looks around anxiously in the crowd filled St. Patrick’s Street before she crosses at the traffic lights. I was standing on one of the new marble blocks shooting a scene across the road when I saw the gathering crowd below me at the traffic lights. I saw the glance […]

White and Red

White and Red Tourists in the town of Dingle walk along a street in late September. I love the contrast between white and red and yet the two houses mirror each other in other ways. This was another entry in the Mallow Camera Club’s Patterns Around Us competition.

Seaside Bubbles

Seaside Bubbles Bubbles in the incoming tide break on the sandy beach at Garretstown about a month ago. I turned this black and white because I love the abstract feel to the bubbles and it makes the grain of the sand beneath more visible. I had to jump up to avoid getting splashed moments later […]

Carefree on the beach

Carefree on the beach Shoes off wandering along the beach, the glow of a setting sun and nothing to do but enjoy the moment. Taken in Garretstown last month on a warm Autumn day.

Glistening Blackberries

Glistening Blackberries Blackberries glisten in the bright sun of an August afternoon in Co. Cork. I love blackberry jam, blackberry tarts, blackberry crumble. I don’t like picking the fruit, but I have many childhood memories of wandering country lanes with my family looking for the best fruit for my mother to make delicious jam. Nowadays, […]