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The St Patrick’s Day Parade 2013 in Blarney

Just a few photos from the short but colourful and noisy St Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney this year. This parade proved more popular than other years as cars parked as far away as the park I live in. I don’t remember that ever happening before! Well done to everyone who took part! Aperture ƒ/7.1 […]

A woman and her phone

A woman and her phone

A young woman concentrates on her phone in a London Tube station while our train was momentarily stopped. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/100s

To home on the bike

To home on the bike

To say there are many motorbikes in Marrakesh is an understatement. We arrived at dusk and watched shell shocked as small motorbikes wove back and forth between traffic and around corners with little evident care for safety. As a pedestrian here you must have eyes in the back of your head! With that sorted out […]

Hot Air Ballooning over Marrakech

Hot Air Ballooning over Marrakech

Yesterday brought the news that 19 tourists died in Egypt when their hot air balloon crashed. It almost made us rethink our activities today because we were planning to go up in a balloon here in Marrakech! The chance that our balloon would crash just because a balloon in Egypt crashed is minuscule. They’re unrelated […]

Traffic in Marrakesh

Four legged Traffic in Marrakesh

I’m here in Marrakesh, Morocco with the rest of Polldaddy for a week. This photo of a man on a donkey and cart was taken on the streets of the medina during a lull in traffic. After driving here I’m quite certain you could handle driving anywhere as buses, cars, vans, motorbikes and bicycles jostle […]

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El Puerto de Santa Maria: The snail seller

Anyone for snails or should I say escargot? A man selling snails wasn’t doing much business when we walked by in El Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain last March. I wasn’t going to sample any of his produce, have you tried snails? What do they taste of? There’s a really interesting page on escargot […]

To Kiss the Blarney Stone

To Kiss the Blarney Stone

If you ever wondered where the Blarney Stone was just look up. This shot was taken from a balcony looking into the exposed interior of Blarney Castle. The people at the top of the building are standing around the Blarney Stone and it looks like there’s one brave soul yet to perform the deed. The […]

I enjoy reading

I enjoy reading

A man reading in the first floor window of a building on MacCurtain Street, Cork. May 13th, 2012. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/80s

Coliseum Bowling

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 […]

Vic

Vic

The London Underground, March 2012. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/20s

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Behind the scenes of the Thieving Duck

Long time readers will remember the thieving duck photo that I made in 2005. Scratch that, many people who use email, Facebook, Twitter or other social media website will be familiar with this photo. A recent post on Reddit showed me just how tired some people are of it as a meme! I would dearly […]

Engrossed

Engrossed

Patrick Street, Cork. October 2011. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/400s

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting for the bus, Patrick’s Street, Cork. January 2012. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Milk

Milk

Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. January 2012 Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/40s

Goldhawk Road

Goldhawk Road

The train station at Goldhawk Road, London. March 2012. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/400s