Photography

Martin O'Brien of The Old Grainstore

Martin O’Brien of The Old Grainstore

Martin O’Brien who runs The Old Grainstore at St. Mullin’s, Co Carlow posed for a photo after we chatted with him outside his café. It was a glorious day and the place was busy with people eating lunch, swimming and walking about. It’s a beautiful location I want to return to again.

Public Display of Affection

Public Display of Affection

St Patrick’s Street, Cork during the Street Performance World Championships yesterday. Does anyone know who this performer is? I can’t really comment on any of the performers unfortunately as I was only there for an hour with a bored six year old who had a fixation on buying an Angry Birds hat and balloon animals. […]

Crosshaven Evening

Crosshaven Evening

Yesterday evening in Crosshaven, Co Cork. It was a beautiful end of the day. Not quite as hot as other days which I was thankful for but many people out and a good atmosphere in the town. Edit: here’s the original photo!

Buena Vista Social Club Trio

Buena Vista Social Club Trio

From left to right: Barbarito Torres, Omara Portuondo and Papi Oviedo. On Monday night I went to see Buena Vista Social Club in Cork Opera House with my wife Jacinta. We had a blast there and the crowd loved them, even if they did drag out the musician solos a bit too much. There’s only […]

Shaky Bridge on the Lee

Shaky Bridge on the Lee

The Shaky Bridge, Or Daly’s Bridge, spans the River Lee near Fitzgerald Park in Cork City.

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Family Fun Day in Blarney

Today was Family Fun Day in Blarney oraganised by Gaelscoil Mhuscrai. It threatened to rain several times but besides a few drops it stayed dry and everyone had fun!

Bread Delivery

Bread Delivery

Fresh Bread delivered to the Castle Hotel, Blarney this morning.

Hands full with the kids

Hands full with the kids

A trip into town is always complicated when you have kids with you. Shot on Emmett Place, Cork last weekend.

Together Forever

Together Forever

Graffiti on a St Patrick Street, Cork. A couple embraces and kisses forever lost in each other. First time shooting on the street with the Canon 6D. I set up C1, one of the custom settings with the following: 1. Enable auto ISO and limit it to 100-128000. 2. Set the minimum shutter speed to […]

Everyone in for a swim

Everyone in for a swim!

We spent this evening at Garrettstown Beach. Wow, what a day. First time swimming in the sea in several years. IT WAS COLD! I’d forgotten just how cold the Atlantic can be. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

The Ratty River

The Ratty River

View of the Ratty River as seen from the top of Bunratty Castle, Co Clare. Despite the cloudy sky temperatures were in the low twenties so it was quite warm, especially after climbing up the many steps to the top of the castle! Oddly enough I couldn’t find this view in a search for the […]

Focus on Flowers

Focus on Flowers

Flowers in the gardens of Blarney Castle. Never once in my wildest nightmares did I ever imagine that I’d post a camera phone image as a single post but here it is. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4. There’s obvious JPEG artefacts when you view the original at 100% but this 800×600 pixel image is […]

Commercial Property for Sale

Commercial Property for Sale

Commercial property for sale, right in the centre of Bantry, Co Cork. Perfect location. Property may need modernising. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Reflections of Oxford

Reflections of Oxford

Buildings nestled on the banks of a canal in Oxford, England. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

Paul Street in Lights

Paul Street in Lights

Another one of those shots I took on the photowalk last week in Cork City. This is the shopping centre in Paul Street. Tesco is obviously the main tenant! Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 8s