Posts in Category: Ireland

The Fiery Sky

The Sun shone on the underside of the clouds this morning, lighting them up in a blaze of glory. Moments later the gloom had settled in, the Sun disappeared and an hour later the rain had started. Ah well.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 180mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Foggy Sunlight

Fog covers the village of Blarney at the merest hint of a calm chilly morning and today was no exception. These are the trees across the road from my son’s school.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

The Golden Road

It’s a beautiful frosty morning so I couldn’t resist the urge to take a couple of shots of this driveway up to Blarney Castle. You may even recognise it from the WordPress theme Twenty Ten.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/25s

Coliseum Bowling

I haven’t bowled in the Coliseum, Cork in a long long time. I’m pretty sure the last time I bowled was in Wii bowling, perhaps at an Automattic meetup even! Nice way to spend an hour though.

What’s your highest score? I think mine’s somewhere around 240.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/25s

Gougane Barra Bell

A bell attached to the ruins on the small island at Gougane Barra in Co Cork. I have no idea what the 1025 on the bell means, anyone know?

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/80s

Everyman Palace Seating

Some of the seats in the Everyman Palace, Cork. It’s been ages since I saw anything there but it’s a great venue.
PS. I hardly had to process this photo, not worth putting a before pic this time!

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 800
Shutter speed 1/8s

Lough Swans

Two swans swam curiously over to us at the Lough, Cork a few months ago.

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/40s

No Hotel

Moore’s Hotel on Morrison’s Quay, a former hotel that is now up for rent. I’d never been in there when it was a hotel but did meet an interesting man who worked there. The woo was strong in that one!

Edit: mouse over the image. Trying to do a before and after thing. Do you like it?


Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 16mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s

Waterloo Geocache


There’s a geocache close to where I live near the village of Waterloo. It’s hidden away next to a bridge but I have not been able to find it despite my best efforts.

Still, got a photo out of the walk there yesterday.