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SVP Christmas Collection

SVP Christmas Collection

Volunteers sang their hearts out in Ballincollig a few days ago for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection. Happy Christmas! Hope you have a great day! Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/30s

Elysian Under Cover

Elysian Under Cover

The Elysian, as it was in March 2008, still under construction while the Irish Economy economy fell apart around it. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Bare Trees Budding Trees

Bare Trees, Budding Trees

Bare naked trees are all you’ll see along the Marina in Blackrock at this time of year but in April the leaves are budding and life is returning. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 14mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

The Clarion on the Lee

The Clarion on the Lee

The Clarion Hotel and the Boardwalk on the River Lee, Cork. March 2008. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Everyday Legend

Everyday Legend

I am Legend. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/125s

Potted Flowers

Potted Flowers

Flowers in a garden centre, probably the one out in Inniscarra. In the new year I’m sorely tempted to change the posting frequency on this blog from daily to every third day. Blogging should bring pleasure and be a means of expressing oneself while stimulating your audience and improving oneself. I have so little time […]

Strong Shadows

Strong Shadows

Strong shadows in exceptionally bright sunlight in May 2008 in Blarney. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Thumbs up for Comandante João Belo

Members of the crew of the F480 Comandante João Belo as the ship was known in 2005. In 2008 it was sold to Uruguay, with official transfer on 8th April 2008, renamed ROU-01 URUGUAY.

In the Knows

In the Knows

An Alpaca stared intently at me while he munched on some straw in Blarney on Saturday. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/500s

The lone donkey

The Lone Donkey

The single solitary donkey huddled among the Alpacas yesterday in Blarney. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Alpacas know best

Alpacas know best

Several Alpacas were in Blarney earlier as part of a Bothar promotion to encourage people to support them. The animals, including one donkey, were a big hit with the kids. I only had my 50mm lens with me so no wide angle shots, but I did get a couple of nice ones. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera […]

Bars Bars Bars

Bars Bars Bars

Supporting bars criss cross the arm of a crane on Cork’s Docklands in 2005. Probably the same crane I posted a few days ago. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 24mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/2000s

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Not so long ago these metal edifices defined the skyline in Cork and other Irish cities. They’re all gone in Cork now, but there’s still one left in Killarney, County Kerry. I hear tourists are taking photos of them now.. Aperture ƒ/13 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 24mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

F211 – Fregatte Köln

The Fregatte Köln docked in Cork Harbour in 2005. Glorious day for a photowalk!

Priestman

Priestman

Priestman are, or at least were, a brand of crane and excavator manufactured up until possibly the late 1990s. They have a long history according to this page. I found the logo above on a crane on the docks in Cork Harbour back in 2005. It’s probably still there! The Priestman story began when William […]