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the big m

The Big M

McDonald’s on Daunt Square. The golden arches are recognised world wide. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/5000s

The wires that ring Shandon Bells

The wires that ring Shandon Bells

Next time you’re in Cork and you have a spare hour to burn head up to Shandon and into St. Anne’s Church where you can ring the Shandon Bells. They’re heard for quite some distance and any tune can be played. Check out the music in the photo above: “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “Final […]

hot tasty sausages

Hot Tasty Sausages

While out photowalking a hot sausages in a bun with a dab of mustard is just the thing to keep the hunger at bay. I bought the sausage in the bun being prepared above and totally enjoyed it, even if it was €4. Shot on Cornmarket Street at the Crepe Man stall during the pre-Irish […]

lustfully

Lustfully

LOOK NOT AT A WOMAN LUSTFULLY On the wall of the dry cleaners opposite The Old Oak on Oliver Plunkett St. Cork. Shot during the pre-IBA09 photowalk. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

reading glasses

Reading Glasses

A wide selection of reading glasses on sale in a stall on Cornmarket Street during the pre IBA photowalk a while back. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/400s

john player

John Player

A cigarette ash tray outside Cronin’s Pub in Crosshaven. Shot a few weeks ago. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/250s

Daffodils in the Snow

Daffodils in the Snow

Daffodils struggle against the cold and snow in Blarney this morning. Many parts of the country were covered in a white blanket. Snow is still falling. My son loves it of course. We spent 10 minutes in the back garden throwing snow around and I got some great photos! If you’re in Dublin on St. […]

suffering in the heat

Suffering in the heat

It’s hard to believe that Ireland can be warm and roasting given the cold winds that blow around this time of year but back in June last year we had a heat wave. I can’t stand the heat of the sun, and by the looks of things, this gentleman isn’t too fond of it either. […]

oooooh!

Oooooh!

A girl sitting in the warm roasting sun in Kinsale, Co Cork last summer. Decisive moment? She smiled in the next moment! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

jacob's bar

Jacob’s Bar

Jacob’s Bar in Baltimore, Co Cork. We never drank there but it looked busy and inviting. Evening was too cold to stay outside though. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

towering over the little people

Towering over the Little People

Wherever you look on the north side of Cork City you’re bound to see a massive tower bristling with antennas. It’s an Eircom building AFAIK but I’ve never stopped outside it to look so it could be the secret offices of PROC for all I know! Shot from Shandon Bells last Saturday. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera […]

romans-walk

Romans Walk

Someone stole their chariots. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

mini pussy

Mini & the pussy

An (ancient?) Mini, one of the older British design, not the new fangled BMW ones that are as big as a Yaris, and of course a pussy cat watching me carefully. This was shot near Shandon Bells after we braved the heights of the tower to shoot the City of Cork. Now take your minds […]

yellow pipes

Yellow Pipes

When you’re stuck for time state the obvious. Yellow piping found on a back road beyond Crosshaven in Co Cork 9 days ago. That pink bike at the end of the frame was a nice bonus. Hadn’t noticed that when I took the photo! Pancakes have been cooked, flipped and eaten by all and we’re […]

shandon bells

Shandon Bells

The clock tower of St. Anne’s Church in Shandon is more well known as “Shandon Bells” after the bells that ring out there through out the day. We were so lucky with the weather on Saturday on our little photowalk. Wasn’t it Aidan‘s idea to head up to Shandon? Inspired! Everyone had a great time. […]