Cork

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Shih Tzu in the sun

We attended a beautiful christening in Fermoy today and afterwards it was off to Mitchelstown where we joined the other guests in a light lunch of finger food and sandwiches. Loved that apple tart afterwards. Yum! This is our shih tzu, Oscar, who we took along for the drive. After the main course was over […]

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Fancy ass public transport

OK, so it’s not quite a bus, but it’s a stretch limo. I saw it again today cruising up and down Patrick’s Street with the rear window open a crack. I’d hate to see that try to navigate a tight bend! Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 12mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

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The birds of Schull

Two seagulls wander into the water on the slip that serves the Bere Ferry in Schull Harbour. Jacinta was the first to notice that actually, the Bere Ferry does not go from Schull. It lands at Castletownbere! Oops! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Allihies Beach

I look outside now and see the hazy cloud and rain that has descended on Cork and wonder if I was really at Allihies beach and saw the fluffy cumulus cloud stretching off into the distance. It seems like a another lifetime. Today my wife, Jacinta, and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. It’s a […]

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T.J. Newman, Schull

We had lunch in T.J. Newman’s in the town of Schull last month. Lovely thick bread in the sandwiches I got. Kept us going for ages and tasty too! Adam loved looking at all the paintings upstairs! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Daisies in the grass

This is really looking back into the archives. I shot this in 2004, probably with the Sony 717 and at a guess probably in the park near the Gun Powder Mills in Ballincollig. Long time ago. Lovely day! Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera CYBERSHOT Focal length 9.7mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1000s

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Black and White Tractor

A farmer ploughing his field caught my attention while out driving with Adam (trying to get him to sleep, it worked!) The farmer saw me and asked the usual “why are you photographing me?” question but was friendly enough. Plenty of work to be done anyway as he was only halfway through the field! When […]

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Blarney on May 5th, 2008

It’s a beautiful Bank Holiday Monday here and the village of Blarney is buzzing with locals and tourists. Meanwhile, I’m at home working. If you’re off today, enjoy the glorious weather! PS. watermarks courtesy of this script. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 72mm ISO 1600 Shutter speed 1/25s

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Glengarriff River

This is a picturesque stream that runs through Glengarriff Nature Reserve in Co. Cork. We went for a short walk close by but by the time we got here it was getting late in the afternoon and Adam was getting hungry! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

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Hungry Cat

A hungry, scrawny cat came up to us while walking around Schull in Co. Cork last weekend. The poor thing was crying for food and affection. This was the first time Adam saw a real cat and he was delighted but we had to leave the poor thing to fend for itself. I discovered that […]

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John Sullivan

This is John Sullivan, a man we met near the beach at Allihies in West Cork a few days ago. He’s quite a remarkable man, especially as he will be 91 in June. I’ll be very happy with myself if I’m as fit and healthy as he is when I celebrate my 91st birthday! The […]

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The stag in the English Market

I remember seeing a shot Alkos took of this stag or deer on a wall near the English Market in Cork. I must dig up a link to it. Anyway, that shot was on my mind when I took this photo and I really like how it turned out! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D […]

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Boats and fishing tackle

Boats and lobster pots (I presume?) lie on the quay in Bantry. This area is a must see for photographers. There are so many things to see you could spend hours there just snapping away! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

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Mevans of Bantry

A small grocery shop on the main square in Bantry. It had all sorts of old fashioned goods for sale. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

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No moo room

Cows gather in the shed against the howling wind and cold at Allihies. No room for any more though! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/30s