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Spikey Cactus

Cacti are probably an everyday sight for people living in desert regions, but I look out the window of my office and all I see are lush green trees, an overcast sky and the threat of another shower of rain. They’re an exotic plant for me to see out growing in the open. They also […]

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No. 2400

At Biosphere 2 in Arizona the land around the main building was sold to developers to fund the experiment and for maintenance. Unfortunately all the houses there looked very empty, but maybe that was because it was in January and in the off season. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 […]

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Windswept Cliff

Rough grass clings to the headland near Mizen Head in West Cork as waves crash on the cliffs far below. On the day I took this it was a lovely warm, sunny day, but I Love the effect black and white has on this scene. It sends a chill through me looking at it, especially […]

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Misty Morning Bird

What were you doing at 5:52am this bright Sunday morning? Fast asleep? Our little boy Adam had us up and about bright and early. Bleary eyed parents who read this will I’m sure agree that it’s a shame young kids don’t realise the weekend is for sleeping in. I would have missed this shot though […]

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House on the hill

A house with a striking red door overlooks a field with sheep in one corner and a feeding trough in the foreground. This was shot near Bantry in West Cork a few months ago and I just love the vast rolling grassy slope of the ground. Cork City Marathon is on Monday. It starts at […]

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Crosshaven Boats

In mid February we went down to Crosshaven and I took Adam and Oscar for a walk down the road past the boat yards. It was way too cold and windy though so I didn’t go too far. On the way back I looked up and this just jumped out at me! Love how this […]

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The faraway hills of Arizona

When I’d look out on the desert landscape and watch the sun soak away as night fell I was always reminded of Terry Pratchett’s description of sunrise on Discworld where the sunlight slowly filled in all the dark parts of the landscape. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

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The old boat at Mizen Head

Next time you’re out at Mizen Head you might notice this abandoned boat lying upside down by the visitor center. I almost missed it but I looked back to get a shot of the cliffs in the background. This makes a nice foreground I think. Anyway, must have been an awful chore dragging that boat […]

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Lifted to the Heavens

A piece of building equipment is raised high into the air by a construction crane. I presume it’s full of cement, but I know I wouldn’t want to be standing underneath, just in case. Another shot of the construction cranes I posted yesterday. I love the contrast of the black sky and cranes and the […]

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Three in the sky

I guess the number of high rise cranes we’ll see over our urban environment will decrease as the building industry collapses. Meanwhile there are plenty around. Here’s three I shot in the middle of Cork City from Emmett Place. At night they’re lit up which is when I shot short circuit. Mallow Camera Club had […]

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Which way from Castletownbere?

There are so many places to visit in West Cork. Here’s a few of them. We didn’t visit Dursey Island but the beach at Allihies is lovely! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Allihies Beach

I look outside now and see the hazy cloud and rain that has descended on Cork and wonder if I was really at Allihies beach and saw the fluffy cumulus cloud stretching off into the distance. It seems like a another lifetime. Today my wife, Jacinta, and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. It’s a […]

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Junk in the desert

I’m not sure what this metal object used to be, but it was sitting in the desert on the ranch in Arizona. I loved the contrasting textures and light and shadows so I had to shoot it! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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An Fear Marbh san uisce

An Fear Marbh, or “The Dead Man” in English lies off the coast of Co. Kerry. I posted another photo of the island taken on the same night as this one here, but it was such a beautiful evening I took quite a few shots! Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO […]

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Cobh boats and cathedral

Boats tied to the quay in Cobh, Co. Cork. Cobh Cathedral is visible in the background. I could have removed that wire but it was a pain to get the details of the Cathedral in. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/100s