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193 steps to covent garden

193 steps to Covent Garden

193 steps, but they’re all going up. We arrived in the Underground station at Covent Garden in the middle of the day when queues for the elevators up were *sooo* long. Actually, I didn’t know this at all. I had dawdled behind taking a few photos and recognised a few faces darting down a side […]

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The Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre on State Street in the city of the same name. The sign in front is hard to miss but I’ve never been in there. Maybe next time I visit Chicago. More info on the theatre’s history page. Love that Netscape favicon! This was shot in 2005 but I know I have shot […]

opel

Opel

The badge of the rented car we had while the wipers of our car were being repaired a few weeks back. It snowed too Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

the bicycle butterfly

The bicycle butterfly

A bicycle tied to a post on Patrick’s Street, Cork late last November. I’m heading to London later today for my brother Donal‘s stag. Yes yes, wild weekend, etc etc. I’ll have my camera too of course and I’m staying next to King’s Cross Railway Station so I thought it would be great to go […]

carpark or ferry

Carpark or Ferry

Which way? To the carpark and drive home, or the ferry to Oilean Chleire? Shot in Baltimore last summer. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Build 'em up and knock 'em down

Build ‘em up and knock ‘em down

We build them up and then knock them down. It’s expected that demolition of empty houses and residential housing estates will be a boon for the construction industry before too long. This is the junction in front of Emmett Place in Cork. Visible are the Cork Opera House and the cranes in the distance. WordPress […]

wild woodbine

Wild Woodbine

Wild Woodbine, an advert in Cronins Pub, sits under the counter. The pub is full of memorabilia which adds atmosphere but I suppose they were probably bought in a dusty warehouse full of such things for the tourists. Very nice pub though. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

Father Mathew's yoyo

Father Mathew’s Yoyo

The statue of Father Mathew, the “Apostle of Temperance”, is a prominent landmark in Cork City. It’s at one end of St. Patrick Street looking north to the river. Some joker gave him a yoyo to pass the time.. More on Wikipedia. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 640 Shutter speed […]

carriganass castle

Carriganass Castle

Carriganass Castle in Co Cork lies a few miles from Bantry. It was a dull wet day when I visited so I didn’t stay too long! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/160s

shih tzu eyes

Shih tzu’s Eyes

Our shih tzu Oscar looks up at me as I photograph him on Christmas Day 2007. He must have wondered when he was getting his Christmas dinner! (Later, when baby was gone to bed!) Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 21mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

good food causes cancer

Good food causes cancer

If accompanied by a cigarette, any kind of good food isn’t going to help your increased risk of getting cancer from smoking. Shot on Carey’s Lane a few weeks ago. The girl who left the cigarettes came back a moment after I took this shot. Have you noticed that more women smoke than men? Is […]

Turning Circle of the QE2

Turning Circle of the QE2

The Queen Elizabeth 2 took several minutes to turn in the harbour outside Cobh in Co Cork. Plenty of spectators watching from boats as the sun started to sink behind the horizon. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

cold morning sunrise

Cold Morning Sunrise

The sun had risen about an hour before this shot, taken 2 days ago in Blarney. Actually, across the road from my home. It was a beautiful morning with snow in many places, but the ground was slippy so I had to be careful. Nothing like as bad as this morning when rain and cold […]

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Moving from Chicago to Washington

Barack Obama’s family probably had some help from America’s Secret Service when they moved from Chicago to Washington but for the rest of us, that journey would be a lot more mundane and would involve the services of a company like Hollander. Photographed somewhere in Chicago in May 2005. PS. Thank you if you nominated […]

snowy rooftops

Snowy Rooftops

This morning we woke up to the sight of snow falling. As it was still only 6am and dark outside the floodlight in the back garden picked out the falling snow beautifully. As it was still only 6am I was too tired/half asleep to go back upstairs to get my camera. Luckily it snowed later […]