Photography

blue lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland. The water is lovely warm, even quite hot in places and is full of silica and sulphur. There’s usually a smell of bad eggs in the air from the sulphur but when we visited it was definitely bacon we smelled. Really weird. A great experience except when hailstone started to fall. […]

musical statues

Musical Statues

Statues playing music near the Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland. So cold while I took this photo. The Perlan offers a great view of the city but the cold wind will freeze your hands! More info on Wikitravel. Edit: check out Krista’s photos of the statues too! Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm […]

Empty Seats in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Empty Seats in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

One evening while walking near Pairc Ui Chaoimh we noticed the gate at the Blackrock end open so wandered in for a quick look around. I hadn’t been in there in years but it was nice to look around and take a few shots. Must have been a GAA meeting or something that evening … […]

Clonakilty Skyline

Clonakilty Skyline

Clonakilty in County Cork as shot from the multi storey car park adjoining Supervalu. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

An entertaining statue

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

The Penguin and the Man

The Penguin and the Man

Graffiti on the Crawford Art Gallery about a year ago. There’s something weird going on with my feed here. I messed up the Feedburner redirect for a few days but fixed it and now posts from Holy Shmoly are appearing here too! I’ve disabled the redirect entirely now. Maybe that’ll fix it and my next […]

Sunset Chimneys

Sunset Chimneys

Chimney stacks loom over the town of Clonakilty in County Cork in November last year. PS. happy new year! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1000s

Yellow and Fenced In

Yellow and Fenced In

A flower or weed? A weed is only a flower in the wrong place, or so I’ve heard. This was taken at Seaside in Florida during the Automattic meetup there in 2010. Beautiful beach there, horrible humidity in September! This will probably be my last post of the year here so happy new year and […]

LMG and Ammunition Box

Gun Barrel and Ammo Box

A heavy machine gun on display in Cork City Gaol in August last year. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 72mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

Clontarf Bridge

Clontarf Bridge

Clontarf Bridge in Cork is a bridge across the River Lee, opened in 1912 and still very much in use. Originally built to link two railways it’s now used for road traffic! This Cokipedia page has lots more info on the bridge and this page mentions that the bridge, “could be lifted to allow the […]

The Old Rocking Chair

The Old Rocking Chair

Old? Probably not. A quite new rocking chair outside a shop in Killrush, Co Clare back in April 2009. Photographed while we were on holiday and we were lucky to have a beautiful day. Unfortunately not every day was good but we made the best of it! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length […]

One Eye Oscar

One Eye Oscar!

Shih Tzu dogs need a lot of grooming and Oscar is no exception. This is him in the snow on Christmas Day last year. Good thing he had all that fur as it was freezing! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

Ice cream in Kinsale

Ice Cream in Kinsale

A man enjoying his ice cream in Kinsale on a very sunny July day last year. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

rizla

Rizla

The wrapper of a Rizla rolling papers packet lies on the ground behind a pub in an East Cork town I can’t remember the name of right now. More on the Wikipedia page of course. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Bags of Fun

Bags of Fun

Bags of fun to be had at Pipers in Crosshaven, Co Cork. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 33mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1600s