The Human League

The Human League played to a packed crowd in Cork last night. Murphy’s sponsored the event as part of their Little Big Nights Out promotion so there was plenty of the black stuff drunk. I still have my voucher if anyone wants it?

The band played most of their hits, mixing in songs I’ve never heard as I’ve never bought any of their albums. Still, it was surreal hearing them sing Don’t you want me and other songs that synonymous with 80’s music!

Yes girls, there’ll be a picture of Phil Oakley in a few days time …

(left to right: Susan Ann Sulley, Joanne Catherall, Nic Burke, Phil Oakley)

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 72mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/60s

An entertaining statue

A street performer in Galway City last September. Put money in his box and he’d shake a bit and make some noise. Only kids stopped to watch him.

Adults hurried by.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s

Romanes Eunt Domus

Romans go home! No! It’s “Romani ite Domum”!

Ah, the Life of Brian. What a film. Great fun that was.

At a military show in Cork City Gaol last year we saw a display of Roman Legions fighting and a small history lesson in the life and times back then. It was a fascinating display and I must dig up some more of the photos I shot that day!

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s

Weird World

Sometimes your world is just a little off kilter and not completely level.
Photo of St. Patrick’s Street, Cork taken back in January this year.

You know that a photo is of an often photographed subject when WordPress has all the tags required for it in the “most used tags” section of the Write screen…

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/125s

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney

I took part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade here in Blarney today along with my son and wife. We walked with the Community Preschool group and I am utterly amazed at the stamina of young kids! Little 3 and 4 year olds walked around Blarney and still had energy left to play with bubbles at the end!

What a wonderful day. I’m exhausted. Here’s a few photos I took.

Edit: more photos here and here, uploaded by Blarney Blog.


Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/1000s

Football on the beach

3 boys playing with a football on Garretstown Beach. The tide was coming in and I watched them kick the ball out into the water. The day was freezing though with a strong offshore wind. Brrrr.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s