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nature invades

Nature invades our spaces

Nature starts to reclaim the works of man as soon as he turns his back. It’s inevitable as this photo of the steps up to a house in Sunday’s Well shows. My own garden is the picture of neat and tidy lawn without a single blade of grass out of place. I wish! Aperture ƒ/5.6 […]

honeymoon cabaret

Honeymoon Cabaret

Yesterday we had lunch in Ammicus, in Douglas while outside the stalls of a market sold all sorts of foods and produce. The road was closed off to traffic for street performers to entertain the crowds. Unfortunately rain probably dampened the spirits of all involved. The showers were really bad! Here’s Marc and Svetlana Buttersworth, […]

Bridge to Mizen Head

One Bridge to Mizen Head

The bridge to Mizen Head Lighthouse is a landmark itself, photographed many times over the years. I have a few more shots of this bridge to share with you in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! We saw Honeymoon Cabaret perform their unique brand of street theatre in Douglas this afternoon and very enjoyable it was […]

Netting and Wheel

Netting and Wheel

Fishing tackle, lobster pots, nets and a wheel lie on the quay in Bantry Harbour, County Cork. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Dark Doorway

Dark Doorway

A dark doorway holds many secrets. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/50s

kilkee beach

Kilkee Beach

Kilkee Beach in County Clare is a beautiful stretch of sand going on forever and ever. Well, seems like it, it’s a massively long beach and on the day we accidentally discovered it the sun was beating down on us. Hooray! I have no idea what RMA stands for. That little rock was sitting next […]

Under the Shaky Bridge

Under the Shaky Bridge

The Shaky Bridge over the River Lee in Cork is just outside Fitzgerald’s Park. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/200s

flowers and peeling paint

Flowers and Peeling Paint

Flowers poke through the peeling paint of an ornate garden fence or border. I can’t decide for myself what I should call that. The name of those flowers is on the tip of my tongue too but eludes me. Blame the tiredness. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

mama mia's

Mama Mia’s

Mama Mia’s Restaurant in Kinsale. I have a vague memory of eating there late one night after the pubs closed. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

Slate in Black and White

Slate in Black and White

The roof of a house on Sunday’s Well from behind the house. The building in the background is the new one being built on the Western Road, where the greyhound track used to be. Taken shortly after the wedding car shot a few days ago. I just love the texture of the slate roof. When […]

The Devil's Strongbow

The Devil’s Strongbow

A bottle of cider on Marlboro Street. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

Sacred to the Memory

Sacred to the Memory

Death is a sad but inevitable part of life. A gravestone marks the earthly remains of the departed with a brief message recording their passing with, if space permits, a note from the grieving family. All that to sum up the life and times of a person. Seems very inadequate. In the future of course […]

cork city skyline

Cork City Skyline

The south side of Cork City as seen from Shandon Bells during the pre-iba09 photowalk a few months back. If you look carefully you can see The Elysian off in the distance. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian Crossing

The pedestrian crossing outside Eason (I always say “Eason’s”, but it really is “Eason”. Just like Porter’s is “Porter”. These newsagents are a picky bunch!) where young and old traverse the street in relative safety. Yes, it’s the current header image on this blog. If you’re reading this in the future when I may have […]

Smiley Face in B/W

Smiley Face in B/W

A smiley face forever lost to the world as it’s part of the works under the flyover in Douglas near Douglas Shopping Centre. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s