Nature

Waves at Couminole

Waves at Couminole The waves crash on to the beach at Couminole on Slea Head, Co. Kerry. Standing where I was when I took this image was scary. Huge waves lifting up water to head height before crashing down mere feet in front of me. Is that Skellig Michael in the background?

Shadows on Slea Head

Shadows on Slea Head Shadows from the broken clouds above play over the landscape on Slea Head in Co. Kerry. Every moment was a different photo until the rain eventually caught up with us!

The crow stops here

The crow stops here A crow atop a STOP sign on The Grand Parade, Cork. Shot using a fairly high ISO but bicubic resizing smudges the noise away!

Rain blows over Slea Head

Rain blows over Slea Head Rain descended on us moments after I took this shot as it sped across the bay and over Slea Head from the south! This was taken above Couminole Beach.

Yellow Walking Man

Yellow Walking Man An arrow points the way for walkers near Wine Strand on the Dingle Peninsula. Across the water is Ballydavid or Baile na nGall. Beautiful clear skies, lovely calm water. Ideal weather.

Dingle

Dingle The town of Dingle, or “An Daingean” as it’s officially known as now. The name change has upset many local people who mourn the loss of their identity and fear that the brand recognition of the name Dingle will be lost on (mostly American) tourists who flock here through out the summer. The 2005 […]

The waves at Couminole

The waves at Couminole Waves about to crash down on the nearby rocks at Couminole Beach on Slea Head, Co. Kerry. Originally this was in colour but it lacked punch. Converting it to black and white and slightly overexposing the blue channel created this dramatic scene.

Shih Tzu in flight

Shih Tzu in flight My Shih Tzu Oscar just after he picked up the ball I threw for him! Most dogs have a strong fetch instinct but Oscar’s was hidden away until we discovered it earlier this year. Now he loves the phrase "where’s the ball Oscar?"

Couminole View

Couminole View Looking out to sea from the steep walkway down to Couminole Strand on Slea Head, the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. The film Ryan’s Daughter was filmed in this area and the beach behind me was featured in the gun running scene! Check it out on Youtube. About 2 minutes into the second clip […]

Light reflects on the Lough

Light reflects on the Lough Light trails from passing cars and street lights reflect on the calm surface of the Lough in Cork in this long exposure shot.

Shih Tzu and the Ball

Shih Tzu and the Ball Shih Tzu dogs love to play ball! We only found this out after a dog trainer came to the house and “ruffled his fur” a bit and in the process Oscar became a lot more relaxed. Now he adores playing ball and even one mention of, “where’s the ball?” and […]

The groomed Shih Tzu

The groomed Shih Tzu Our pet Shih Tzu, Oscar, has been suffering under the unusual August weather. It’s actually quite warm, and his long coat is more useful for colder weather. So this morning we had him groomed and doesn’t he look cute?

Fitzgerald’s Park Reflection

Fitgerald’s Park Reflection Clouds in the sky reflect off the water of the pond in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork.

The house in the bushes

The house in the bushes This is the side of the small gatehouse in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork.

Oscar! Come here!

Oscar! Come here! Imagine the scene. Out on a pier, I’m lying on the wooden beams over the low tide surf on the rocks below and I’m calling to my dog. Thankfully Oscar obliged and I made this photo as he walked towards me with his tongue half-hanging out of his mouth. There’s Jacinta in […]